Warm Bodies (2013) Movie Review


Warm Bodies (2013)

2013 | PG-13 | Horror, Comedy, Romance
98 minutes /

User Score: 52/100

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Warm Bodies Review


After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Warm Bodies is a C movie in my opinion. It’s most definitely a movie that I will not be watching again. I do like the ending but it was too slow and dragged on for me. Writer and director Jonathan Levine (Love Bytes, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness, 50/50) did a bad job in my opinion executing the movie.

Warm bodies is about a zombie invasion where there is one survivor, Julie (Teresa Palmer - Wish You Were Here, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I Am Number Four, Bedtime Stories). Basically a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult - X-Men: First Class, Clash of the Titans, Coming Down the Mountain, A Single Man) saves Julie from other zombies attacking her. R then slowly starts having feelings for Julie and eventually falls in love with her. He does everything he can possibly do to protect her from the other zombies. This zombie does not talk much, so imagine the human girl and zombie communicating. It is a zombie love story that has comedy, small amount of horror, suspense, little gore, and creepy "bonies".

There is two types of zombies in this movie which are your regular zombies and zombies that are called “bonies”. Bonie zombies looks like black skeletons and appear really scary/creepy. Here is one thing that seems kind of crazy to me, R is a smart, intelligent zombie but he still eats brains and then after meeting Julie, he suddenly does not eat for a week - it does not go together. The zombies in Warm Bodies also run incredibly fast when needed and walk slow as ever in some parts of the movie. The movie lacks consistency.

Warm Bodies did got interesting when Julie had to hide R from her father and from that point on, I wasn’t bored. I do like the love story behind it all but as I said earlier, I will not be watching this movie again. R’s love did solve the zombie’s problems and turn them human again, so LOVE conquers all.

My opinion - Warm Bodies is an okay movie if you have nothing else to watch and if you just want to watch a love story and not worry about the inconsistencies.

About Warm Bodies 2013

Title: Warm Bodies
Year: 2013
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Romance
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.55/5 stars from 303 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 303
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Patrick Sabongui, Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult, Brent Skagford, Arthur Holden, Cory Hardrict, Rob Corddry, Robert Reynolds, Analeigh Tipton, Abdul Ayoola, John Malkovich, Tod Fennell, Marcello Bezina, Dawn Ford, Eric Daniel, John Topor, Mizinga Mwinga, Rochelle Okoye, Dave Franco, Steve Barry, Warren Scherer, Daniel Rindress-Kay, Ruth Chiang, Bineyam Girma, Chris Cavener, Geneviève Joly-Provost, Jonathan Dubsky, Maxime Laferriere, Alec Bourgeois, Justin Bradley
Writers: Jonathan Levine, Isaac Marion
Director: Jonathan Levine

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