Movie Review: WARM BODIES

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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One thought on “Movie Review: WARM BODIES”

  1. There are some plot holes that personally for me doesn’t seem that visible or really that noticeable, but in the grander scheme of things: everything was fine for me and made me happy to just see on-screen. Nice review.

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