Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s eldest son Maddox plays a kid zombie in “World War Z.” But you won’t see him in the movie unless you look very closely. “They didn’t want to show children zombies in the movie,” Brad told me at the London premiere of “WWZ.” “So we filmed him in the shadows.” It’s just as well, those zombies have some bad dental problems!
Maddox and brother Pax were the stars of the London premiere, zipping around with friends and having a ball. Did the movie scare them? Not at all, they said. They’re kids. They’ve seen worse!
So far “World War Z” is holding its own critics-wise, with the really smart and tough guys– Richard Corliss of Time, and the hard to please Rex Reed of the New York Observer–send in positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes has it at 74% today as “World War Z” heads to its Friday opening.
Meantime, Paramount Pictures is keeping its expectations in check for the opening weekend after “Man of Steel” and “Iron Man 3” broke records. “World War Z” is not going to break records. “It’s not a brand name yet and it’s not a franchise,” explained one insider. “So you have to remember it’s an original movie. A $40 million opening would be terrific.”