Rating: 4 out of 5
Who would believe that you can make an adorable romantic comedy between a human and a zombie?
Well it turns out that writer and director Jonathan Levine was able to adapt Isaac Marion’s bestselling novel Warm Bodies into a romantic comedy with some real heart as well as a few eaten brains. You can snuggle up to your special someone’s warm body right here in Lacombe to enjoy this film as it now playing in Lacombe City Cinemas.
R (Nicholas Hoult) is a young zombie who is getting tired of roaming about all day in search of human flesh and begins to wonder if there is more to life, or should we say death?
During one of his raids for human flesh, R meets the human Julie (Teresa Palmer). It is love at first sight for Z and he saves Julie from his fellow zombies and takes her to his home.
Slowly, Julie begins to realize that R is not your stereotypical zombie and that he can be saved as there is still some human spark within him. However, Julie worries that her father (John Malkovich), who is the leader of the human resistance, will never understand her new affection for the un-dead.
Warm Bodies is loosely based on the story of Romeo and Juliet, which is why the characters are R and Julie. There is even a balcony scene in this zombie-human romance.
My wife was initially reluctant to see this film when she heard there were zombies in it, but there is very little gore and she enjoyed this movie as much as I and the kids did. There is humour, romance, and some insightful comparisons to our modern zombie-like infatuation with technology, which makes Warm Bodies the most entertaining romantic comedy I have seen in a long time.
Until next time, I will see you at the cinema.