Friday, October 4, 2013
31 Days of Halloween: Warm Bodies (2013)
Hello, Bloggers, for today's review, I will discuss a recent film that came out back in February and is the first horror-comedy that I will review for this month, and that film is the zombie romcom Warm Bodies.
Warm Bodies is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is about a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) who falls in love with a human woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) when he first lays eyes on her. When he does fall in love, it begins to affect other zombies as well as they slowly start to experience the feeling of love.
What I Liked About It:
The thing that I loved the most about this movie is that it is a fresh and original idea. It may deal with zombies, which we have seen before in many years, but here they are done differently, as it deals with a zombie falling in love. Plus, it shows how the feeling of love makes us human because of how R falls in love and (*possible spoiler alert*) slowly becomes human throughout the film. These days, we tend to see vampires falling in love, so it was nice to see a different type of supernatural creature undergoing this formula, and done better than a certain abysmal vampire film that shall not be named. One thing that I thought was pretty cool was the references to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: The main characters named "R" and Julie, a scene where Julie looks down at R from her balcony, Julie's old boyfriend being named "Perry" like Paris, who is set up to be Juliet's bride, and Julie's friend being named Nora, who wants to be a nurse, and in Romeo & Juliet, Juliet's close confidante is known as Nurse. I also thought that Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer had some nice chemistry.
What I Didn't Like About It:
Overall, Warm Bodies is a fresh new take on the zombie genre that has a little something for everyone: It's got action, horror, comedy, and romance, and it is a real treat. I would say this is a good movie to watch not only for Halloween but for Valentine's Day as well.