So who has two thumbs and went to an early screening of “Warm Bodies” last night?
I won’t even lie, I was excited to see this movie and jumped at the chance to get the ticket. I took my two younger sisters and a friend with me as well so that I could get their takes on the movie. Let me tell you, they wanted nothing about this movie to leak out and with good cause. So after we all took our phones back to the car, we went inside and grabbed over-sized popcorn bags and drinks and stood in line to take our seats.
Already in line, I could hear the buzz from some of the other movie-goers comparing “Warm Bodies” to that one crappy movie based on books. Let me clear up one misconception before we continue. There are some similar parts, but “Warm Bodies” I could stomach, no pun intended of course. Sure, it is a bit of a chick flick, but it has a much clearer plot line than “Twilight” did, and this cast could actually act unlike whiny Bella and her creepy Edward.
So the setting of this story is in a world where zombies walk the earth and uninfected humans have created a settlement. You know, the typical kind of thing. Julie is our heroine of the movie, and her father built the wall that surrounds their settlement of what could be the last remaining humans on the planet. Our hero of the movie, a zombie simply known as R, resides outside of the walls and roams the airport. Julie and R have a chance meeting while Julie’s team is out scouting for medical supplies, and he saves her life from the other zombies with him. He takes her back to the airport and keeps her safe on a plane where he shows her his collection of items and they begin to talk. Yes, zombies can somewhat talk in this movie.
After convincing Julie that she must stay for a few days, she decides to try and run away to return back to the human settlement. Which was a big mistake because the Boneys, which are another form of zombie, discover her. So R decides to go with her to keep her safe while the other zombies fight off the Boneys. Julie and R decide to stop in an evacuated neighborhood to let her get food and dry off. R somehow gets a guilty conscience and confesses to Julie that he was the one who killed her boyfriend and ate his brains. In the morning, Julie is gone and R decides to go back to his normal life. As R comes back to the airport, he finds that a group of zombies warn him that they Boneys are after them all, and that they must warn Julie that they are coming.
If you feel like I’m telling you too much, trust me, there is a ton of stuff I have not revealed in hopes that you will actually go watch the movie. It’s more than just a chick flick, which is part of the reason my boyfriend wouldn’t go with me. Guys, if you want to score with your girl….take her to see this damn movie. There’s a ton of funny parts that had me laughing throughout the film, as well as some scary parts as well. Well, not scary for me….I laughed as I watched my sister jump and scream at them. I even have to give “Warm Bodies” a prop for this little scene as well, even though I was probably the only person in the movie theater to do a small “YES!” at it.I won’t lie, I really enjoyed this movie. I think it is a funny date night movie that mixes in a horror subject with a little bit of romance and a ton of funny moments. I highly recommend that you go check it out when it comes out February 1st.
Grade for Warm Bodies: B+