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At the movies: Warm Bodies

February 8, 2013

Warm Bodies

In a world filled with zombies and “bonies,” the last remaining uninfected people live in a fortress they’ve constructed around a city.  On occasion, they have to send out a band of people to collect supplies.  It’s a dangerous mission because both zombies and bonies long to eat anything with a heartbeat.

While Nora is on such a mission, her boyfriend is killed by R, a zombie who becomes entranced with her and takes her back to his lair, an abandoned jet at the airport.  It turns out that R has some thoughts and emotions but he can’t communicate them since he’s trapped in his zombie body.  He protects Nora and they start to form a relationship that could change the world

I thought Warm Bodies would be a gory zombie movie and, while there is a little gore and violence in it, it’s really a campy romantic comedy.  You definitely have to suspend disbelief to enjoy this movie because there are things that just don’t add up.   Still, if you go in with the right attitude, the movie does have some fun parts.  The acting is fine, but nothing special.

Most people will want to wait to rent this one but tweens and young teens (especially females) will probably love this one in the theater.  This movie is rated PG-13.

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  1. February 8, 2013 7:08 am

    The previews and your description keep reminding me of the Daniel Waters zombie books, starting with Generation Dead, that describe the thoughts and feelings of zombies and how they try to have relationships with humans.

    • February 8, 2013 7:58 am

      The movie was based on a book by Isaac Marion. I haven’t read it or Waters’ books.

  2. February 8, 2013 8:15 am

    Zombies definitely not my genre but I like the campy bit!

  3. February 8, 2013 9:15 am

    I’m just not into zombies, campy or not!

  4. February 8, 2013 9:26 am

    My son’s girlfriend wants me to go with her to see this movie. But it is just not my thing!

  5. February 8, 2013 10:21 am

    I’m not sure I’ll be seeing this one, I’m so not interested in zombies

  6. February 8, 2013 10:35 am

    I will definitely be waiting for rental for this one… it just screams cheesy zombie to me! (which isn’t necessarily bad, but I am not about to pay $8/tix for it!!) :)

  7. February 8, 2013 10:35 am

    So glad to hear that it’s not gory. I’ve been trying to convince Mr. Whimsy to see it with me. Perhaps even for Valentine’s. Needless to say, he was quite surprised with my choice. I’m usually totally anti zombies.

  8. February 8, 2013 11:02 am

    I was wondering about this one. I don’t mind gore but I know a lot if people aren’t fond of it. I’ll be waiting to rent this one but I will be watching it.

  9. February 8, 2013 11:15 am

    Glad you ventured out to see Warm Bodies. Campy rom-com is an excellent description! It’s an unconventional valentine’s day movie for sure. I thought Rob Corddry was so funny as M.

  10. February 8, 2013 2:45 pm

    It sounds like what it is…a silly fun movie…

  11. February 8, 2013 3:20 pm

    I do enjoy a nice zombie, but think I will wait and rent

  12. sandynawrot permalink
    February 8, 2013 5:10 pm

    It really was a cute book (listen to it on audio!), so I kinda know what you are referring to. Definitely a tween and teen movie, but we may end up seeing it.

  13. February 8, 2013 5:13 pm

    I’m not a fan of zombies but I’ll bet my kids would like this one.

  14. February 8, 2013 5:43 pm

    I want to see this one, it looks like fun :)

  15. February 8, 2013 6:38 pm

    This one seems to have more humor in it; it’s a definite possibility!

  16. February 8, 2013 6:58 pm

    Zombies are the one in-thing I just never got. I doubt I’ll head for this one. It does look like it is an enjoyable movie though.

  17. February 8, 2013 7:06 pm

    I can’t stop chuckling! When I opened your site and saw this review, I was a bit shocked! Didn’t take you for the zombie fan!

  18. February 9, 2013 8:40 am

    I think my son and his girlfriend went to this one!! Of course, he loves anything zombie!

  19. February 9, 2013 9:05 am

    I have this book and I have yet to read it. I don’t think I am ready for a zombie romance.

  20. February 9, 2013 1:15 pm

    I have friends who are going to see this on Valentine’s Day!

  21. February 9, 2013 5:39 pm

    I’ve seen some surprising reviews about this one. I think it will a redbox rental if I see it at all.

  22. Beth F permalink
    February 10, 2013 5:58 am

    I’ve been meaning to read this book and we’re thinking about seeing the movie. I like campy.

  23. February 10, 2013 12:53 pm

    I have this book too and haven’t read it yet. Not sure I’d like the movie but the book will probably be fun.

  24. February 10, 2013 5:04 pm

    I was actually looking forward to this movie…it looked cute.

  25. February 10, 2013 8:34 pm

    I agree with you, this movie is fun if you don’t pay too much attention to the details. :-) I thought it was funny and I loved Nicholas Hoult as R. He reminded me of Edward Scissorhands a little bit, kind of an adorable unassuming lovestruck monster.

  26. February 11, 2013 10:49 pm

    Not my thing, interesting choice of movies!

  27. lenoreva permalink
    February 12, 2013 6:03 am

    I love that you saw this with me :)

  28. February 12, 2013 7:45 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’ll never see the movie, but what the hell are bonies?

  29. February 13, 2013 4:06 pm

    My daughter and her friends really enjoyed it. (They’re 13.)

  30. Becca Lostinbooks permalink
    February 14, 2013 7:37 am

    I am not a huge fan of zombies, but this one looked so light-hearted and humorous that I kinda want to see it. But I will be waiting for the DVD, though. My theater cash is quite limited.

  31. February 18, 2013 9:19 pm

    I saw the previews and it did seem more comedy than scary … which is what I would want in a zombie movie. I’ll put it on my “maybe” list.

  32. February 22, 2013 3:44 pm

    The Girl and her dad went to see this a few days ago and thought it was fun!

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