Movie Review | Warm Bodies (2013)

After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writers: Jonathan Levine (screenplay), Isaac Marion (novel)
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
(Source: IMDb.com)

I enjoyed this zombie movie apart from Resident Evil and all the Land of the Dead movies. I can’t compare this with the latter two but…


4Visual/Special Effects: 

Alright, I give! This movie has a really good prosthetic and visual/special fx! But, I can’t compare it with other 5 starred visual effects movies (yeah, you know what they are!!). Nevertheless, this has really good effects!! REALLY! But, I’ve seen better. >.<

4Audio/BGM/OST: 

Fine! I finally found another movie with real songs in it! Unfortunately, I can’t remember the lyrics nor the title. <—— bad memories I think (o>.<o ) Nevertheless, I enjoyed how they created a romantic/funny/sweet atmosphere during the whole horror film. Yeah! The BGM during the chase and other thrilling scenes are definitely good but I don’t why there’s still something missing. T_T

4Script:

Uniqueness is implied and visible. The script is one hell short of greatness, a few more and I would’ve given it a full score! However, some flaws maybe seen during some scenes which would be really observable if you watch the movie carefully.

4Plot/Story: 

As with the script, the whole story is having it’s own sense short of greatness! I would’ve made it full score if not for some inconsistencies with the characters and the flow of the story. There are intelligible events and scenes which would’ve been illogical in a sense but it did make up for it’s uniqueness. Furthermore, there is the hidden plot of Romeo and Juliet (which in my own understanding is where the whole story and the 2 main characters are based of, except here… Romeo [R] is already dead… or undead?). Anyways, apart from some inconsistencies, the whole story makes me love the movie.

4.5Characters: 

Okay~ Characters are a bit tricky here. Why?! Because more than half of the characters are Zombies! LOL! Anyways, I love R (Nicholas Hoult) more than any other in this movie (though he’s the most abnormal of all the undead and a little illogical at times… moreover, not because he’s cute! (o^_^o)) and there’s his bestfriend, M (Rob Corddry). These two is the saving grace and ultimate maker of this movie! Though they only understand each other through groans and choppy phrases. Okay there’s also Julie (Teresa Palmer) and her boyfriend (whom I forgot the name … such an unforgettable character … LOL) and Julie’s bestfriend Nora (Analeigh Tipton). They are characters to be loved and the most infuriating one of all is Julie’s father, Grigio (John Malkovich). I HATE HIM!

4Cast: 

R (Nicholas Hoult) and M (Rob Corddry) are really quite great actors especially being an undead! Julie (Teresa Palmer) would’ve made a very convincing actress if she had more practice but still she made it through. The others also quite good with their roles! So, good job guys!

4Ending: 

Predictable … yes! There are some clues at the three-fourth part of the movie about what’ll happen due to the “change“. And, also, if you are really optimistic you’ll know that this one will not end in a tragedy but with a happy one. In short, this is a horror-love story which makes it a comedy of Romeo and Juliet instead of a tragic one. Nevertheless, there are certain scenes that makes it a very unique ending and quite interesting which will not disappoint you.

4Overall: 

I enjoyed it! I would rewatch it again if I have time. This movie has its own greatness in it’s own little way. Thumbs up guys!!!!

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