Fun, sweet and occasionally inspiried, but mostly average teen comedy film.
Jonahton Levine's (50\50) adaptation of Isaac Marion's 2010 novel of the same name, Warm Bodies, is finally here, and it is sure to entice plenty of teen moviegoer's into the movie theatre and create a fairly profitiable box office revenue, which, I suppose, it has already began to do, considering the fact that it made $20,000,000 at the box office just this weekend. Now, Warm Bodies could probably be best described as Romeo and Juliet, with a twist. Or, if you prefer a different advantage, a twisted Romeo and Juliet. It tells the story of a rather unusal zombie named R (the only thing he remembers from his past lfie was that his first name started with R), who essentially just wanders through the world, which, to him, is basically just an abanoned airport now full of fellow brain-eaters, until one day, a small group of human resistance fighters break into the compound, which is where R meets Julie (Teresa Palmer), and he falls in love instantly -- that is, before he kills her boyfriend. So, the obvious complications arise: How will he be able to start a relationship with her? She is terrified beyond belief, obviously, at first, but, in a rather odd turn of events, they both begin to care for each other... Now, Warm Bodies is a movie that is petty much made up of a long string of odd turns of events, itself, but it strings them together with plenty of humor and heart (more so than you would think, given the fact that many people have there's ripped out) and some supriisingly inspired special effects, including the titular villains in the movie, named "boneys", who are the last form of a zombie, after he has begun to fully waste away, decompose and eat his own flesh. Yeah, sounds gruesome, right? But, than again, this film is made for teens, and it will certainly please them the most. And, finally, the acting is also a tad higher in calibar than one would think for yet another odd-ball teen comedy like this one, and it is helped by Nicholas Hoult who plays R, Teresa Palmer, Rob Coddry as one os R's "Friends", and the ever bizarre but always great, John Malkovich, who, here, plays Julie's dad in an attempt to play a "tough as nails" character, but it just doesn't quiet fit him. Oh well. So, despite being a zombie comedy film, Warm Bodies has recieved a PG-13 Rating, so, for parents, who are wondering about the films content, here we go: Because it is a zombie film, Warm Bodies contains many, many scenes of zombies attacking and eating humans, including repeated glimpses of them eating there brains; also, zombies are shot at, maimed, killed, and the films villainous "boneys" are gruesome skeleton-like creatures who still appear to have several layers of flesh still remaining on there bodies. Also, there is some infrequent but strong language, including one use of f--k, and several other uses each of god, jesus, g-dd-mn, h-ll and more. So, is Warm Bodies worth the ticket price of admission? Well, for most adults and older audiences, the film will probably be a bore, but for it's primary young teen audience, I'm am sure they will have a good time, as I did also enjoy it, if not intensely. Oh, and, one more thing, it is a great date movie. Reccomended.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking