Warm Bodies

Young man handing young woman yellow flowers. There is a painted white heart over a red background behind them.“They call these guys Bonies. They don't bother us much, but they'll eat anything with a heartbeat. I mean, I will too, but at least I'm conflicted about it.”

Warm Bodies is a hilarious romantic comedy loosely based on Romeo and Juliet. You have R, a zombie wanting more in life and there is Julie, a human girl fighting to stay alive after the zombie apocalypse. When R first sees Julie, he realizes that there is something different about her so he decides to keep her alive. The longer R spends time with Julie, the more he wants to be with her. To make the situation more complicated, Julie’s father is the leader of the human resistance group. To make matters even worse, Bonies, zombies who have given up on humanity, are chasing R and Julie to prevent them from changing the world. 

As a zombie fan, I found this movie to be fascinating and entertaining. Zombies are hardly seen in adoring ways and this movie nails it. R (played by Nicholas Hoult) plays his role as a zombie slowly regaining his humanity because of his love for Julie. In the beginning, R is seen as very mechanical and expressionless, but with his narration throughout the movie, you get a sense of his inner human. Warm Bodies gives an interesting look at zombies, which are traditionally given evil purposes in movies and turn them into sympathetic creatures needing of love. 

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