Have you ever heard of a romantic comedy about zombies?! Me neither… until now. I saw Warm Bodies this week and it was the modern day Romeo and Juliet of the apocalypse. Starring JLaw’s ex, Nick Hoult, the movie was a really original take on the classic boy/girl love story. Here’s the gist (Spoilers below!):
Let me set the scene: It’s the apocalypse and the world is taken over by Zombies and some regular people who haven’t been infected yet. We meet R, everyone’s favorite zombie, and we realize that zombies aren’t that bad. Sure they eat people, but they don’t want to. They are conflicted.
Then there’s the regular people who live behind a big wall as to not be inflected. The young army peeps head out in search for some medicine and they encounter a group of zombies. Zombies eat people so obviously this isn’t good. R gets hungry and starts eating this guy and then he sees a good looking human and it’s love at first sight. For him anyway since R is technically eating this chick’s boyfriend.
Anyways, R rescues his girl (Julie) and the more they spend time together the more normal he becomes. His speech gets better, he smiles, he doesn’t want to eat her, etc. Not to mention the love is infectious. Other zombies are starting to come back to life as well. Essentially, this unconventional relationship is saving the world.
The story is very much like Romeo and Juliet (get it, R and Julie?!) except instead of Romeo dying for Juliet, R comes back to life for Julie and he actually becomes cured. Happily ever after!
The movie was really very funny. Hearing the commentary going on in R’s head (since zombies can’t talk) was probably the best part. Rob Corddry, R’s best zombie friend M, was also pretty hilarious. Overall, it’s a must see and it will really put you in a happy mood!
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