Thursday 14 March 2013

Warm Bodies

Movie Review 

Thanks to Shawsg, I won a pair of tickets along with some awesome goodies to the premiere of Warm Bodies which was held at Shaw Lido! Was looking forward to this day to catch Warm Bodies! And i'm so excited I actually did! D couldn't make it, so I brought dad along for our little daddy-daughter movie date. It was an awesome night indeed! 


Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. Directed and written by Jonathan Levine, the film stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.

The film focuses on the development of the relationship between Julie, a young woman, and "R", a zombie, and how their eventual romance develops throughout. The film is noted for displaying human characteristics in zombie characters, and for being told from a zombie's perspective.


After a zombie apocalypse, R, a zombie, spends his days wandering around an airport which is now filled with hordes of his fellow undead, including his best friend M. R and M achieve rudimentary communication with grunts and moans and "Eh's" and occasional near-words. As a zombie, R constantly craves human flesh, especially brains, as he is able to "feel alive" on the memories of their former owners. The zombies travel in packs, moving very slowly, searching for victims to feed on. While out looking for food, R and a pack of zombies find Julie Grigio and a group of her friends, who were sent out by Julie's father from a heavily-fortified, walled-off human enclave in a nearby city to recover medical supplies from abandoned buildings. R sees Julie and is drawn to her. After being shot in the chest by Julie's boyfriend, Perry, R kills Perry while Julie is distracted and eats his brain, giving R his thoughts and memories making his attraction to Julie become even stronger. He rescues Julie from the rest of the pack and takes her back to an airplane he lives in at the airport to keep her safe. The two bond, causing R to slowly begin to come to life.

Eventually, Julie gets restless and convinces R to take her home. On the way, R reveals to her that he killed Perry, causing her to abandon R and return alone to the human enclave. R begins to make his way back to the airport, heartbroken, but when he sees that M and other zombies are also beginning to show signs of life, he and M lead a group to the human enclave, where R sneaks inside the wall. There he meets Julie's friend Nora and her father Colonel Grigio, leader of the human group. While Nora is grudgingly accepting, Colonel Grigio refuses to believe corpses can change and threatens to kill R. Julie and R escape to a baseball stadium where the rest of R's group is waiting, but find themselves under attack by a horde of skeletal zombies (also known as Bonies) who have irretrievably lost all traces of humanity, and are set on killing and eating anything with a heartbeat, which now includes R and his friends.

Julie and R run from the Bonies, finding themselves trapped. Taking the only escape route, R jumps with Julie into a pool far below, shielding her from the impact but hitting his head, and both of them survive the fall. Thrilled to be alive, they kiss passionately. However, Colonel Grigio shoots R in the shoulder, causing him to bleed and proving that he's been revived. The humans and zombies combine forces and kill the Bonies, and the zombies slowly assimilate into human society. The human population destroys the walls surrounding the human society after the annihilation of the Boney population, creating a life for both humans and reanimated corpses much like the days before the apocalypse. The film ends with R and Julie as a couple.

It's cute. It's sweet. It's lovely & It's pretty hilarious!

That's how I would more or less describe the movie. Though it may seem unbelievable and crazy, like how in the world could a dead person, a walking dead be alive again? Well, after all it's just a movie. In movies, all sorts of things can be made into reality right? 

I wouldn't say it's a very bad movie, neither is it superbly awesome! But it's an enjoyable movie that gives you laughs and fills you with a certain kind of sweetness. In other words, this movie is definitely beyond average. I couldn't help but place my attention on Nicholas Hault. Even as a zombie, he's smoking HOT. What's more when he's human? His eyes are awesomely sexy!

Yeah, that's the best part of the movie, watching Nicholas Hault! But of course, the plot of the movie isn't that bad either. At least there was a flow to it. A start and a proper ending. And yes, i have to mention it again. I DID enjoy the movie! Haha.

After a stressful day at work, this movie could at least keep my mind of stress for that couple of hours. Made me felt more relaxed and it did make me laugh couple of times too!

Well, it's hard to say. You should give it a shot and watch it too.
Who knows? You may actually just love it! (:

 Warm Bodies Official Trailer 

 ** Rate: 8/10 ** 

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