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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Warm Bodies

OH EM GEE the world has been taken over by zombies!... again.

We just can't seem to get enough of this flesh eating genre and the screenwriters are starting to get pretty creative with their apocalyptic storytelling. The latest zombie offering is Warm Bodies, directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. R (Holt) is a zombie with heart. He likes to meet his zombie friend at the local bar, collect knick knacks and listen to old records because it makes him feel more "alive". Then, one ordinary day while out hunting human brain for dins, he stumbles into the path of zombie fighter Julie (Palmer). He instantly falls in love and kidnaps her... my kinda guy. Julie and R eventually strike up a friendship and everything they thought they knew starts to change. 

So this is a Zombie Romance Comedy (weeeird). Zombies, check. Romance, check. Comedy, half check. It was just slightly lacking in the laughs department and they showed most of the funny bits in the trailer. I feel like they really underused the comedic talents of goofy but pretty actress Analeigh Tipton, who with a bit more screen time could have really given the film some kick. But at the end of the day it's a bit of fun and I enjoyed watching it. After leaving the cinema, I said to my boyfie "I thought it was cute" to which he dryly responded "It was the Twilight of zombie movies". Ouch. Sooooo it's probably not going to appeal to everyone but if you're feeing a little brain dead (get it?) and feel like some easy watching then give Warm Bodies a go.

Happy Friday Rock n Rollers!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see this!!!! I love my zombie flicks.