Saturday, April 6, 2013

Warm Bodies

Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco, Rob Corddry

Adopted from Isacc Marion’s novel of the same name the movie is set sometime time in the future when much of the world’s population have turned into zombies. R (Nicolas Hoult) is a lost soul who meets and falls in love with Julie (Teresa Palmer), a human survivor of the zombie carnage. Although R has long forgotten his human name his new feelings kindle long lost human traits. There are some nice touches such as, the film is shot in luminous shades of grey and due to the zombie characters lack of vocabulary the couple communicate via vinyl records and experience flashbacks in a sort of Instagram-filtered glow. This unlikely version of beauty and the beast combines the excess of the zombie genre with the conventions of a boy meet girl romance, but there is never really a dull. Amor Vincit Omnia.

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