Movie Mention: Warm Bodies

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love this particular movie poster, because I'm a HUGE fan of "Love Story" and the reference brings me a smile.
I love this particular movie poster, because I’m a HUGE fan of “Love Story” and the reference brings me a smile.

On Monday night, I went and saw Warm Bodies–the movie that takes our normally feared zombie creatures and turns them into potential dates.

When a young zombie man, R, saves Julie from becoming a zombie herself, the two trigger a heartbeat in the living dead, changing everything. Click here for more information and/or a trailer.

This movie is smart, cute, and full of fun (if you consider war between zombies and the unsatisfied Bonies fun…which it is. Seriously.) Nicholas Hoult does a great job, bringing an introspective zombie boy to life. (To life? Can I say that since he’s dead? I think so.) My only complaint (seriously…my ONLY) is that I wish the heroine was more capable. I felt like she was only there to spark the catalyst and then be saved…numerous times…even when she probably didn’t deserve it. However, my overall opinion of the movie was great!

Whether you’re with your special loved one or with no one at all today, this is a great movie to see.

Warm Bodies is also (and originally) a novel by Isaac Marion. Click here if you’d prefer reading this dark and lovely tale.

If you’re a zombie fan, and you’re looking for more undead entertainment, check out Carrie Ryan’s “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” book series here. The trilogy is probably my favorite zombie tale. World War Z is also fantastic (but it’s very much a political metaphor–nothing like the Brad Pitt movie that’s about to come out. However, I’m excited to see that as well.)


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28 thoughts on “Movie Mention: Warm Bodies

  1. I didn’t like the first Forest of Hands and Teeth (for the same “incapable heroine” reasons), but the series totally got me hooked on zombies!

      1. yes!! I got to talk to her when I was working on MA in Children’s Literature– she came to one of our classes. She’s a really lovely woman and definitely talked about her love of zombies and wanting to make them her own!

  2. I saw this last Friday night and enjoyed it. The music was excellent and I think it helped set the mood. And R and Julie and the balcony scene! I’m so glad he never remembered his real name, better to let the audience guess.

  3. If you feel uncreative my advice would be leaving your screen, give sometime for your subconscious to form an idea. Best ideas forms from the subconscious since our consciousness is too busy with our reality.
    The trick is to learn how to summon it. That depends on you. My way is either jogging or listening to music.
    Sounds weird but I hope you’ll try it. One of the important parts in being a writer is knowing when to stop.

    Happy writing

    ~ A. H. Amin

  4. As I said in my review it is competently acted but for a Romeo & Juliet of the undead it is way to heavy on talk and needless constant pop soundtrack. Like Nice Hoult dislike the movie. Watch The Walking Dead TV series instead or Micheal Vera in Zombie land.

    1. Zombieland is a must! Very good movie.
      I think Warm Bodies is cute, and I use that word in agreements with your “Romeo & Juliet” statement. These zombies aren’t close to horror. This movie is very much centralized on a love story.

  5. I really like this review because it’s to the point but still holds enough detail to let readers decide whether its something they’d wanna see. I’ll have to check this one out for a future review

    1. I think it’s a different genre. I know they are both zombies, but, in reality, these movies have different messages. This is a love story. Shaun of the Dead isn’t. It’s comedy and horror.
      Kind of like the difference between “Interview with the Vampire” and “Twilight.”

  6. I’ve been wanting to see this! thanks for the candid review not to mention stopping by my blog and following me! Much appreciated, looking forward to reading more from you!
    best, mathé

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