Warm Bodies (2013)
Critic Consensus: Warm Bodies offers a sweet, well-acted spin on a genre that all too often lives down to its brain-dead protagonists.
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as Soldier #1
as Perry's Dad
as Boy at Airport
as Girl at Airport
as Young Man at ATM
as Soldier #2
as Perry (11 years old)
as Female Corpse on Tar...
as Perry (6 years old)
as TSA Zombie
as Soldier #3
as Athletic Woman
as Airport Corpse
as Soldier #4
as Laughing Girl
as Sunset Corpse
as Baseball Corpse
as Zombie Patient
as Plague Corpse
as Stadium Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Warm Bodies
It's not gruesome enough to please genre fans, but not nearly funny enough to be a comedy either. It tries to be a mixture of both and fails.
I liked it better than Zombieland, if you're lookimg for something in a similar wheelhouse.
To truly appreciate this zombie Romeo & Juliet you either go all the way with it or not at all.
Audience Reviews for Warm Bodies
Another zombie flick, oh...great, but wait! this one is different, its about a zombie falling in love with a female who's still alive...wait what? Yes that's right the zombie in this flick is the undead hero and goes after a young girl saving her life. He then goes about looking after her and trying to woo her for her affections, yeah it does sound kinda sick doesn't it.
OK so the plot is pretty unique I give it that, its original to see a zombie flick from the zombies point of view. This still doesn't alter the fact its an incredibly silly idea and amazes me it actually got the green light. The start of the film is actually quite good as we see zombie life, the kinda things we all know from zombie horror flicks of the past here presented in a mundane way, daily undead routines. Its got a nice quirky light feel to it, a horror comedy that really got me hooked I must admit.
Things do get a bit daft as the zombies try to communicate, as narrated by our hero zombie, we hear his thoughts throughout. Its at this point you're thinking this is why no one has done this before, its ridiculous. The film goes up a gear of course once our zombie meets his girl and sweeps her off her feet. Its also the start of many many plot and idea issues. Not that I'm surprised seeing the content of the film, you know not to expect a completely coherent storyline.
Why do the zombies seem to shuffle along yet in flashbacks they run? why do bonies run so well? why do bonies all look exactly the same? why do bullet hits anywhere kill bonies yet zombies need one in the head? how do the zombie masses manage to recover/come back to life? we know it was some kind of biological/viral outbreak that has killed everyone and turned them into zombies. But how would the body recover from this when its been clinically dead for a long period of time? decaying, no heartbeat.
Its funny how the zombies are suppose to be completely brain dead (including our hero) yet still manage to speak, think, act etc...At the start when the girl is taken by our hero zombie she can escape at anytime quite easily. All she has to do is run off because the zombies only shuffle around, plus she accepts so easily that she's been captured. Anyone else would have smashed his brains out at the first chance they got, and she gets many. Also why did the other zombies believe she was dead? just because he smeared a tiny bit of zombie blood on her face?? really?
I could go on but I won't simply because its a very easy film to pick apart, but its not suppose to be a thinker. Its a silly zombie flick with a twist and leaning towards comedy, I won't say romance because its just too stupid. Yes the inevitable comparison to 'Twilight' lingers in the air but its not really like that, yes our hero zombie is an Edward type of character with lots of pretty blue eye close ups but he doesn't sparkle. The female 'love' interest is not like Bella either, its not that sappy thank god, although she does kiss him whilst he's still undead (seconds before he is revived), so is that soft core necrophilia?
Nicely original apart from the whole zombie apocalypse/last remaining humans in barricaded city stuff, and I liked the undead bonie zombies. Its not overly funny nor is it overly slushy and wet, its not scary but its not for kids either, it hangs somewhere in between. Had this been a tad more adult, had a bit more dark gallows humour, it could of been in the same league as 'An American Werewolf', but it holds its own.
There have been a lot of zombie shows recently and it would be understandable for people to be tired of the trope by now. This film freshens up things by introducing zombies that are self aware and maybe not entirely gone yet. It finds just the right balance of humor and suspense, being light-hearted while things are still at stake. That makes for a quite charming and entertaining take on the genre. The soundtrack is pretty great, too.
I only watched 30 minutes of this movie and it was enough to think that this is the worst movie ever made. I don't understand how someone like Jonathan Levine made in 2011 on of the best movies I've ever saw (50/50) and two years later he came up with this piece of crap. A film so inconsistent and full of nonsense, really..... do you really think a zombie could have feelings???? This movie shows zombies like a bunch of pussies. Zombies don't sleep, zombies don't dream and specially zombies don't talk. At least I didn't pay to see this on theatres (watched it on tv) but what I really lost is and hour and a half of my life. To conclude, this movie is a stupid waste of time
Warm Bodies Quotes
|Julie:||No, I'm serious, Nora. I mean, "Corpse" is just... It's just a stupid name that we came up with for a state of being that we don't understand.|
|R:||I don't want to hurt you. I just want to feel what you felt, to feel a little better, a little less dead.|
|Julie:||R, Do you remember your name yet?|
|Julie:||Well, you know, you could just give yourself one. Just pick one. Whatever you want.|
|R:||I like R.|
|Julie:||Really? You don't want to know what it was? You don't want your old life back?|
|R:||No. I want this one.|
|Julie:||Just R, huh?|
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