February 1st 2013
Based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name, Warm Bodies is a paranormal romantic zombie comedy directed and written by Jonathan Levine. The movie got average reviews from multiple places and was nominated for several awards, but never won any.
Warm Bodies is situated in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies and humans live separated by walls. When a group of teenagers go out to scavenge some food, they get caught by zombies and one of their members, Julie, is “captured” by one of the zombies. The zombie, R, is somehow fond of Julie and when he eats her boyfriend’s brain, giving him the boy’s memories, he becomes even more intrigued by her. After several days of bonding with R, Julie is finally able to go back home and tries to tell her father, the commander of their army, that the zombies still have hearts. The rest of the movie is spent trying to save the zombies from the humans and from the zombies that have gone so far in the sickness that are even trying to eat the other zombies.
Personally, I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to watch the movie or not. When I saw the trailer, I just couldn’t believe they would actually try to sell the idea that a zombie can still have a beating heart if he falls in love. Thing is, zombies can’t fall in love in the first place since they’re technically dead! The only thing giving them the appearance of being alive is the virus in their brain. I still watched the movie, out of curiosity. And honestly, if I forget the fact that they’re zombies and try to imagine them as a different kind of monster that eats brains, I could enjoy the movie. The plot is good and it’s quite funny to watch, but, if you’re like me, you have to forget they’re zombies or else you won’t enjoy the movie at all.
What did you think of the movie?
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤