Poofhawk Rating 1-10: 8 (considerably entertaining flick)
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I was intrigued, but also skeptic. I thought the concept was very different for a zombie flick, but seemed a little too much like Twilight for my taste. However, after watching Warm Bodies, I was surprised by how much I liked this film.
Warm Bodies starts as a zombie apocalyptic movie that is narrated by a zombie who refers to himself a "R", because he doesn't remember his full name. During a conflict of zombies verses the living, R saves one of the human girls, Julie. The two soon form a relationship that starts to give R tendencies and feelings of the living. Which gives hope to the current lifeless world.
Now even though Warm Bodies is a zombie movie, I would not call it horror. I see it as more of a dark romantic comedy. If your like me, you first thought might of been: a zombie romance? Lame! But, I soon came to the conclusion that idea was pretty great. And lets face it, zombies just don't scare us anymore. I remember seeing Night of the Living Dead for the first time as a kid, and I had nightmares for weeks. But as zombie films became more popular in cinema, people started to become desensitized to the horror. So why not take another approach at the movie sub-genre?
Warm Bodies is original, funny, and all together a charming flick. Even with some zombie movie cliches, it is filled with enough atypical ideas to keep you engrossed in the film. Along with some entertaining humor that other films like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland have already brought to the genre years earlier. It does have a bit of a cheesy feel throughout, however, I feel it added to it's appeal. I'm a bit cheesy myself, and didn't mind the corniness of the movie. Also, the graphics were pretty decent for being more of a romantic comedy than a horror.
In conclusion, Warm Bodies is reasonably delightful movie, one I would recommend for a night out with your paramour.