I love movie adaptations of a book and usually I have to read the book first before watching the movie. At other times I tend to draw in to a book after watching the movie. In the case of Warm Bodies, when I first heard that it’s a movie adaptation, I immediately searched for the book, but unfortunately I was not able to find it quickly. I literally went from one bookstore to another just to request and have a reservation for the book. Luckily I was able to have a hand of the book just weeks before the movie hits the theaters. The hunt was tough, but I have no regrets.
Warm Bodies, as what they call as a Zom-Rom-Com, is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie apocalypse, an unusual zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) encounters a human survivor named Julie (Teresa Palmer). R does not kill her and he actually rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is a bit out of the ordinary from the other zombies, and as the two form an unlikely special relationship while struggling for survival, R becomes increasingly more lifelike. This sort of change creates an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events, transforming the other zombies back into being more human.
I loved the book and the movie delivered. Warm Bodies is a freshly twisted take on the Zombie genre with great acting, solid story-line and entertaining music.
Nicholas Hoult is pretty much the “It guy” of Hollywood nowadays, scoring big movies left and right. I am not surprised by his stellar budding career because he is actually a very good actor. Teresa Palmer and the rest of the cast delivered tremendously, making Edward and Bella look, well, dead.
Is Warm Bodies the best movie of all time? Absolutely not. However, in a movie world wherein big-budgeted movies with powerful and over-the-top story lines are the benchmarks of great film-making a little dose of a feel-good, refreshing, and remarkably enjoyable movie like Warm Bodies is not bad for the movie fans.
4.5 out of 5 stars