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‘Warm Bodies:’ Zombies that can do anything

Modified: Friday, Feb 8th, 2013




8/10 stars

“Warm Bodies” is one of those movies that definitely pushes the zombie envelope.

The plot is straightforward so I won't explain it to you. Nicholas Hoult, as “R,” does fantastic as a zombie, unsure of who he really is. His friend is hilarious, and he always has some funny one-liners. His love interest was also funny, especially when both of them tried to interact with each other by sometimes just staring at each other.

He would usually be the one who would give her advice about what to do to survive, but zombies are not all she should be afraid of. There are also these things called bonies that are all just skeletons that are very fast and will eat anything with a heartbeat. These creatures are what everyone in the film really fears, (as though zombies weren’t enough).

Although this film is great, it should not be taken too literally, obviously, and don't go into this film hoping for a good action film with a great plot and a message that will stay with you. Other than the stoned zombies, there is a huge wall that surrounds part of a city that looked like it would take years to build, but we are led to believe that about 50 guys built it in less than a month, and scenes like this were a bit aggravating. But hopefully you will get over them and just enjoy it for the laughs.

I can tell that a lot of people won't like this because it’s too far for them to grasp, like if you’re over 30, but after watching three seasons of “The Walking Dead,” I was pleasantly surprised with “Warm Bodies.” So if you've had a stressful week and need to unwind, this will help.

On the other hand, “Warm Bodies” will surely anger huge “Walking Dead” fans like me, but I already knew this was a comedy so I liked it, (for some reason), when zombies could talk, drive a car, sprint and feel conflicted about eating humans.

The main character, R, could even think and guess what life was about before the apocalypse! The more that I think about it, these are just super stoned people, but anyway it works because it’s hilarious at times and is simply a great teenage movie and should not be taken too seriously. It is silly at times, but overall it's hard to make a comedy about something that usually scares people, but this one and “Zombieland” manage to do it with ease.





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