Excerpt: Ahhhhhh…zombies! Is there anyone out there that isn’t simply in love with our undead friends? I jest. It would seem that for every movie about vampires, there’s an equal amount (and the numbers seem to be growing…baddam-chh) of movies about zombies.
Excerpt: Cognizant zombie thoughts propel Warm Bodies to a groaning, unsteady life, internal monologues bemoaning inside R’s (Nicholas Holt) almost petrified head. He is one of the undead, scratching the airport floor with his dragging feet as he makes daily rounds, searching for food. Namely, people.
Conclusion: A zombie apocalypse seems to be just the thing to elevate a film from the usual romantic comedy doldrums into an uncommonly funny, entertaining ride. It worked for Shaun of the Dead and it works perhaps to an even greater degree for Warm Bodies , surprisingly one of the year's best films so far.
Conclusion: Films have long featured disaffected youth who, in the words of R, can't "connect". There's an obvious metaphor here at work that plays remarkably well into the seemingly eternally popular zombie framework.
Conclusion: 'Warm Bodies' is one of those movies you might have missed when it hit cinemas earlier this year. If you like zombie movies, this one's a lot of fun, with relatable characters and real scares (not to mention a hilarious role by Rob Corddry).
Excerpt: Creating a conventional zombie movie is easy. All you need to do is take a group of human survivors from all walks of life, stick them in a closed environment, and a) let them tear themselves apart, b) let the flesh-eating monsters tear them apart, or c) both.