Friday, February 1, 2013

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

"Warm Bodies" was supposed to be one of those movies that I watch and grin about stupidly before moving on with my mundane, non-zombie-infested life.

Unexpectedly, however, many, many people have been asking if it's worth the watch, so here's a movie review from me to you: my gift to humankind this Valentine's month, if you will. :p

I was very excited about "Warm Bodies". In fact, I was looking forward to it for months. For various reasons:

1) I love zombies.

2) I've been a fan of Nicholas Hoult since I first laid eyes on him in Skins.

3) I'm also a fan of the director, Jonathan Levine, who directed "50/50" and "The Wackness".

So, you know, the movie geek in me pretty much rejoiced and did a lil zombie dance to "Thriller".

Before anything else, I need to tone down everybody's fears by saying that: No, it isn't "Twilight" with zombies. Don't let the storyline or this stupid picture fool you...

The only thing "Twilight"-esque about this movie is Teresa Palmer, really, who looks like a clone of Kristen Stewart. Except she actually has different expressions.

The "Twilight" assumptions aside, "Warm Bodies" actually does a really good job in terms of the zombie-human love story thing. I wasn't really sure whether they'd be able to pull it off, but they definitely got me rooting for them from beginning to end.

Lol. One of my favorite scenes. :)

IMHO, whether you will like "Warm Bodies" or not really just depends on the mindset that you go into the movie with. Expect it to be goofy and corny, and you are sure to enjoy it all throughout. :)

After all, what's not to like? The cast is great, the storyline is great, the director is great, and guess what? Nicholas Hoult is actually American in this and it didn't bother me one bit. In fact, it didn't even dawn on me that he is actually British until I recalled the shows/movies I've seen him in.

Basically, his American accent didn't make me want to slowly slice my fingers off the way Emma Watson's did in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" - and that's an achievement.

via Hypable

Of course, not everybody will appreciate or like the quirkiness of "Warm Bodies" (which is, I've decided the perfect word to describe the movie), but I definitely did.

Although it isn't exactly LOL-funny, it was definitely warm, lame, fuzzy chuckle-funny, and it warranted 3.5 zombie brains out of 5 for me. Cute movie overall (yes, it's a cute zombie movie), but I'm not too sure if I'd appreciate it as much the second time around.

And, oh, Dave Franco is in this, too. And we all know Dave Franco is always worth the time and money. :p #Francobrothersfangirl

Before I go, I have the need to remind everyone drooling over Nicholas Hoult right now that, once upon a time, he was just this:

Anyway, hope you decide to watch the movie! :) Let me know what you think when you do! :)


  1. <3 the new look on your blog.

    Teresa Palmer looks a lot like K. Stewart. First noticed that in I am no.4.

  2. Panunuorin ko na to! hahahhaha

    Michael Macalos

  3. Given the explosion in zombie culture and the avalanche of zombie movies, it was only a matter of time before a studio pitched the romantic possibilities. However, if this is what we get from the studios, well then I guess I can’t be that mad. Good review.

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