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Aussie actress Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) is Julie, who does a convincing job at finding humor and humanity in the lifeless R, while also trying to dissuade her ther from putting a bullet in her new boyfriends dead head.
But seriously, production values are ace. Javier Aguirresarobes cinematography adds a necessary gloominess while Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders offer an eclectic score ranging from quirky to emotional, giving life to the lifeless.
Since the premise allows us to completely throw reason out the window, we are free to ask more tempting questions: Would you kiss a zombie, like Julie kisses R? Is love more potent a force than brain-breath? Can you really run ster with no skin?
After eating the brains of James Francos brother (yes, really), Humor R inherits his memories, including those of his former relationship with Julie. R, feeding off Perrys (Dave Franco) memories, lls in love, as much as a walking corpse can with the young woman. He whisks her off to his zombie-pad the inside of an airplane where he serenades her with monosyllabic sounds and Dylan and Springsteen tunes.
Overall, Warm Bodies doesnt break any new ground or change the ce of zombie cinema. Its just a fun, hokey love story with a bite. A perfect date film, you know, for those who love to love zombies.
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) is the heart of the film, though his character R, is unfortunately without a pulse, nor a hefty vocabulary. R short for Romeo, eh? shuffles and plods through an airport,new york asian escort his new post-apocalyptic home, grunting and growling at his fellow neighbors. But we, the audience, are privy to his intact thought process. Hoult gives us a glimpse into the mind of a zombie, and he sounds like a really nice guy.
The great John Malkovich is terribly underused as Julies gung-ho zombie-killing military ther. The character is just ripe for Malkovich to clean the screen with his offbeat humor, but unfortunately the role never rises above a moderate seriousness or clich.
Levines script is more a fuzzy chuckle than laugh-out-loud funny. Comedian Rob Corddry is Rs zombie buddy, and its obvious the funny-man is just waiting to jump out of his dead skin and steal the show, but hes never really given the chance. Hes serviceable, at best, with the occasional humorous moment.
Parting with a pulse is such sweet sorrow, as evidenced in Warm Bodies, Jonathan Levines (50/50) quirky Romeo and Juliet in zombieland, a charming romantic comedy from the novel by Isaac Marion.
Realizing R isnt such a bad zombie after all, Julie begins to reciprocate his feelings. Thus a fire begins to burn inside R, a catalyst that sets him off to feel, dream, reunite with his teenage angst and become human once again. But hes not going alone. No, R is taking all his zombie-friends with him back to the living side. Love, obviously, is the cure-all, including the zombie apocalypse.
Warm Bodies, more than anything, is your typical millennial love story. The humor is topical and aimed squarely at tweens and the soundtrack is thumping from one classic tune to the next.