Warm Bodies (2013) Movie Review

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Warm Bodies (2013)

2013 | PG-13 | Horror, Comedy, Romance
98 minutes / 1h 38min

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Warm Bodies Plot Synopsis:

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible.

Warm Bodies (2013) Review

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.For the 4K

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Warm bodies are 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 are two types of zombies in this movie which are your regular zombies and zombies that are called "bonies". Bonie zombies look 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 get 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 turned 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.

  • Warm Bodies Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 6.28
  • IMDB: 6.9
  • MetaCritic: 6.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.0

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: 3.14/5 stars from 204,833 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 204,833
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Warm Bodies Cast Starring: Patrick Sabongui, Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult, Cory Hardrict, Brent Skagford, Arthur Holden, Rob Corddry, Robert Reynolds, Analeigh Tipton, Abdul Ayoola, John Malkovich, 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, Tod Fennell, Justin Bradley, Diana Laura, Felix Bergeron, Irma Leong, Josée Laviolette
Warm Bodies Writers: Isaac Marion, Jonathan Levine
Warm Bodies Director: Jonathan Levine
Box Office: $65,000,000
Production: Lionsgate Films
Website: http://warmbodiesmovie.com/
Language: English
Country: USA, Canada