Brad Pitt Brought The Zombie Apocalypse To Times Square For 'World War Z'

Throughout the storied, troubled production of "World War Z," Brad Pitt has stuck by the epic zombie takeover film, and now that the positive reviews are surfacing, it's beginning to seem like he had the right idea all along.

When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Pitt in Times Square during an event for the film there, Pitt explained how his own paternal instincts mirror his chraracter's. "Always, I mean, always. It's a papa bear — it's just instinctual," Pitt said. "It kicks in. It's kind of amazing how that happens, but comforting."

Pitt spoke passionately about the film, having had to weather scrutiny from the media before the film even screened. "It's just big and fun, and this is the most intense thing you're going to see all year," he said. "It's the most intense thing I've done. We're really thrilled by it."

"World War Z" opens in theaters tomorrow, June 21.