Zombies are a hugely fashionable monster at the moment, thanks in no small part to the resounding success of The Walking Dead (both the original comics, the TV show and the superb video game from Telltale). However, even before that, author Max Brooks was busy rejuvenating the genre with such stellar works as The Zombie Survival Guide and of course his legendary fictional oral history World War Z.

You’re probably already aware that World War Z was optioned for cinematic production years ago and fans of the  book will have no doubt been following its road to release with interest and potentially with growing disquiet.

Well, Z-Day is almost upon us and a couple of days ago we were gifted with the first cinematic trailer. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here it is:

As a huge fan of the book, the above trailer filled me with a vague sense of unshakeable disappointment, for more reasons than one. And based on what I’m hearing around the web, I’m far from the only one. Yes, like many out there, I’ve got an unshakeable feeling that World War Z is probably going to suck.

So, how ’bout joining me as I divulge my reasons why?

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This article was first posted on November 11, 2012