I‘ve always enjoyed post-apocalyptic films, television, and literature. So when I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies, I was intrigued. A comedy about zombies. Zombies with a heart?
I won’t go so far as to say it was a romantic comedy, because aside from a select few (noteably, Crazy, Stupid, Love) the genre itself is lame. Plus, the main character is a zombie, impressively played with blank zombie look for most of film by Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class‘s Hank McCoy/Beast).
I won’t go too into the story, because most of it is in the trailer:
I will say though, that this is the freshest, most unique take on the Romeo/Juliet story I’ve seen in a long time and the most creative movie I’ve seen since Inception. (I know that Warm Bodies was based on the book of the same name, but it was still an excellent movie.)
The music was great, the jokes were funny, the acting and makeup was stellar, and the plot was very original. There was a bit of language in this PG-13 film, not suitable for younger kids. I give this excellent film 9 ramheads out of 10. (P.S. I’m sorry, I review so many good films…I just don’t like wasting my money or time on bad ones. But look forward to my mini-review roundup. I know there will be at least 1 bad film in there.)