Review: Warm Bodies

I have never encountered such an interesting take on zombies. Warm Bodies was based on the book of the same title written by Isaac Marion. The story is about R who is a zombie who falls in love with a human, Julie. The movie describes what goes through a zombie’s mind when hunting for humans and describes what life is like as an undead creature. I’m quite fond of this story and I think it’s creative. It’s not like Twilight, where the vampires become “vegetarians” and sparkle in the light. It’s not ridiculous like that.

In other movies you are convinced to hate zombies because they kill innocent human beings. However, in this story, you feel sorry for them. You feel bad for them because of the lives they once had. They have lost all their memories and are left to wander through the streets. They hunt, not because they intend to kill. They hunt because they must survive. If they don’t, they turn into soul-less skeleton-like creatures, who are nothing more than savages.

It’s interesting what happens when a zombie consumes a victim’s brain. They experience the memories of that person. I think it’s a fascinating take on the zombie genre. At first I thought it was odd the way they paired a zombie with a human, but after I watched it, it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was entertaining to watch and I really liked the actors who played the main characters’ roles.

I don’t know about you guys, but I thought that Teresa Palmer (the girl who played Julie) looked a little like Kristen Stewart in some scenes. I found myself thinking that they should have used Teresa Palmer in Snow White, then maybe the movie would have turned out better 😉

Anyway, enough about that. For those who love zombie movies, this is something you should see. It’s interesting and it’s different than the other zombie movies out there.

Audience: PG-13
Satisfaction factor: 10
Acting: 9
Story: 9
Direction: 9
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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