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Warm Bodies film review

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(Rating: 12A, 98 mins) Written by Zen Terrelonge

Starring – Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich.

Warm Bodies is a romantic-zomedy – I thank you – set in a near future where infected ‘corpses’ eat the living. However, brain-eating R (Hoult) experiences fuzzy feelings when he meets would-be prey Juliet (Palmer) and the two forge an unlikely bond.

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However, said bond is tested by Juliet’s militant father (Malkovich) who wants nothing more than to see all corpses turned into, erm, corpses (?). There’s also the small matter of the soulless flesh-hungry bony zombies who begin hunting the duo.

It’s interesting seeing the story unfold from the eyes of a zombie, rather than a terrified victim, which opens the door for Hoult to narrate his emotions when R stares blankly – adoringly – at Juliet.

In a true testament to his acting ability, Hoult makes the primarily non-vocal character an affable one, capturing all of the awkward emotions – trying not to be creepy – that a real-world teenage boy is likely to experience.

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With Valentine’s Day just a couple of sleeps away, Warm Bodies will make for a cool alternative to the traditional gooey affairs hitting screens at this time of the year.

7/10

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Posted on 11/02/2013, in Film Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. It is definitely a great alternative from the usual goo found on valentine’s day. I really liked the film a lot because of its “Romeo and Juliet” parody mixed with the violence found in zombie films. Check out my review if you like: http://vlizz.com/2013/02/01/warm-bodies-review-romeo-and-juliette-meets-zombieland/

  2. Nice review. It’s a zombie movie that might make you feel squishy but under completely different circumstances. Totally not expecting that in the least-bit.

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