Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Written By: Jonathan Levine
Rating: PG-13 (US) Running Time: 1 hr 37 min
So if you ever wondered what a Romeo and Juliet inspired zombie movie would be like, then I suggest you take in a viewing of Warm Bodies. It’s a simple tender tale of love conquering all, but done with a nice refreshing twist on the zombie movie genre. It’s true it doesn’t fully explore that brilliant premise, and the incessant voice over dialog can get a little irritating. The film though redeems itself with some witty dialog and strong performances. Especially from Nicholas Hoult as R.
This is not your traditional zombie movie film so if you’re looking for a lot of gore, and brain consumption, you’ll be disappointed with this. At its heart it is a love story between two people from opposing worlds. Thankfully it only uses the Romeo and Juliet tale for inspiration, and not to guide the plot.
Best viewing format:
If it were still in theaters I’d say a matinee if you couldn’t wait to watch it at home. A nice HD viewing at home would be great.
Best element for me:
Nicholas Hoult’s performance was pitch perfect in this film.