Based on the novel of the same name, Warm Bodies is a paranormal/romantic comedy about a zombie who falls in love with a normal human, slowly curing him.
Directed by Jonathan Levine and staring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, Warm Bodies is light hearted and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The concept itself is sounds quite cheesy as things of this nature usually are, especially as this is the 9001st zombie apocalypse film we’ve seen, however in this movie the apocalypse is more of a backdrop rather than the main focus of the film.
The whole film is told mostly via a voice over, which was a different approach to a romantic comedy and made for interesting storytelling, even more so as he started to become more human and develop emotions that all of us have been through at one time or another. This did a good job of engaging the audience on an personal level and at some points I even felt sorry for him; something difficult to achieve with the plethora of endless zombie-killing games and movies.
The acting was decent enough for me; nothing amazing but certainly not the worst, though I felt like some of the human characters were a bit stereotypical, for example; the army dad only cared for saving humans and killing zombies.
I wouldn’t say this is going to be a movie that’ll be remembering for years to come but more something that you glance across and remember it fondly for its good story telling and dark yet very funny humour.