After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
What I Learned:
It’s near the end of the world and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) is the handsomest, least-decayed zombie in the entire airport of corralled zombies. Hold on a sec, (some of) these zombies are different. Hoult and a large part of the shambling, still-fleshy zombies seem to retain thoughts and feelings they can’t express. They shadow movements of what they were when they had heartbeats and 98.6-degree bodies. But when a dead-blooded American boy meets the Action Chick (Teresa Palmer) of his dreams, love at first sight overrides love at first bite (hate me later for that sentence). The zombie boy begins to change because of the fully human girl. Madcap rom-com apocalypse horror hijinks ensue while The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” plays us out.
Why Iâ€™ll Watch:
It’s a zombie flick. Yes. Another zombie flick. Although the current film-scape of zombie meme’s has gone from a fast walk to a stumble to, “How many times can we milk the metaphor for being afraid of other people?,” I found the trailer to be remarkably funny. It hit all the quirky beats. Rather than be coy about this new world, I get the full setup on what to expect. On the third viewing I wondered if maybe they revealed too much plot. By the fifth viewing I decided it doesn’t matter. The Shaun of the Dead gag won a lot of fried gold points with me, too.
When’s It Coming?
Seeing as Warm Bodies releases today, February 1, 2013, it my seem that reviewing the trailer for it is a tad redundant. To which I say, just let the first trailer and the first four minutes of the movie (both featured below the cut) prime you for your weekend movie-going experience.
Also, be sure to check out Famous Monster’s official movie review here at Geeks of Doom.