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by Amanda Long
The concept in zombie movies is usually the same: rotten corpses rise from the dead and prey on human flesh. For instance, “Dawn of the Dead”, is about a group of human survivors fighting against zombies; in “Resident Evil” the film’s heroine fights against zombies who prey on humans. “Land of The Dead” is about fighting zombies. “Night of The Living Dead” is about zombies..zombies..and more zombies. Well, you get the point. Now, in theaters near you, “Warm Bodies” has risen from the dead.However, “Warm Bodies” is not your average zombie movie. It’s a triple twist of romance, comedy and horror. In the film, a disease spreads throughout the world and wipes out most of the human race. Those who were affected turned into zombies. One zombie, “R”, stood out from the rest. He has thoughts, we hear his inner monologue, he enjoys music, and seems to have just a bit of humanity left in him. One day, while attacking a group of humans, “R” sees Julie, a thin blonde teenager, and feels compelled to rescue her. Slowly, he begins to experience human emotions such as happiness, sadness and love for Julie. These feelings are the catalyst for his transformation back into a human.
His influence spreads to other zombies and the revival of humanity among the zombies begins. There are, however, many obstacles that get in the way: the disapproving father, bonies (skeletons who prey on anything with a heartbeat) and, of course, the complication of forbidden love. All in all, I recommend this movie for couples, but not for zombie -flick lovers. “Warm Bodies” is more of a romantic comedy then a zombie horror. I give this film a 7/10, but hey, that’s just me. Go see it and tell me what you think!
You can check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ErWNBX9Rc