Saturday, October 8, 2016


Warm Bodies Movie Review

A romzomcom with a twist--the presentation is from the view of the zombie, in this case R (Nicholas Hoult of the X-Men series), a zombie who rescues a girl (Teresa Palmer, The Grudge 2) and brings her to his abandoned airplane to hang out. This 2013 film, based on a book of the same name, adds a bit of uniqueness to a genre that is largely becoming stale. While we have seen films from a zombie standpoint before, this one keeps things interesting, as the zombies absorb distorted memories of the brains they consume, they can speak (at least a little) and, somehow, the zombies begin to heal...think The Grinch here.

He's a beast

It is interesting to see R gradually transform as the movie progresses and Hoult makes the character very likable. We also get a whole different, more gone version on the zombies--the Boneys, the zombies' eventual enemies. The comedy portion of the romzomcom format is pretty spot on--it's often subtle, often obvious, but never sophomoric and/or moronic. The zombie portion could be better--a little more gore would have gone a long way here. The romantic portion is where the movie falters, as, beginning late in the second and continuing into the third act, the movie almost forgets about the comedy and horrors aspects and becomes a chick flick. Despite this short coming, Warm Bodies is a fun, albeit somewhat disappointing, film to watch.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Warm Bodies Movie Trailer

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