Warm Bodies Review

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With the zombie movie genre being nearly beaten to death, director Jonathan Levie put a rather unique spin on how we view the undead dwellers of post apocalyptic worlds with his adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel Warm Bodies where a zombie falls in love with human girl. The movie begins with the main character; a zombie named “R” trudging around an airport doing what zombies do (essentially nothing). R, played by Nicholas Holt, delivers a pretty good and humorous narrative that eventually fades out and is replaced by his annoying, stuttering zombie style flirtations. R then, like in most cheesy love stories, falls in love at first sight after seeing a human from a refugee camp on the outskirts of the city named Julie (I know, Romeo and Juliet). Clearly, as everyone knows, all men are all just emotionally dead creatures until they are blessed with the love of a woman (D’AAAAWWW). The bulk of the movie is essentially R and Julie bonding, with R taking advantage of her dead boyfriend’s memory gained from eating his brains. Now get this, not only does their love bring him back to life (warm his heart) but it also inspires all zombies to become more human again. Warm Bodies is full of awkward, sappy scenes with a lot of really bad supporting actors, bad CGI, about 30 minutes of boredom in the middle of the film, and a setting that leaves much to be desired. Despite these failures I still believe the movie is worth watching. The movie definitely had a unique concept with an awesome narrative and a lot of scenes that will make you laugh. Although a lot of the supporting actors are really annoying R’s best friend M and Julie’s dad played by John Malkovich delivered a great performance whenever they came on screen. Furthermore if you are the type of person that enjoys romance movies you might even love this movie seeing as its better than the majority of Romance movies that could all be mistaken for as the work of Nicholas Sparks. With all things considered I would have to give the movie a seven out of ten. The movie definitely could have improved in delivering and the message of the movie was definitely an inaccurate representation of most men (we are capable of having feelings I promise), but the movie is entertaining, unique, has a spectacular soundtrack, and I would say is worth seeing, but maybe not at movie theater prices.

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