Making a shift from the recent vampire spam, caused by the Twilight series, Zombies are the ‘in-thing’ at the moment.
Shaun of the Dead might have started the Zom-Rom-Com genre, but Warm Bodies takes being undead to a whole new direction.
The story is told from the point of view of R, a Zombie. He is, as Claptrap would say in Borderlands,’One of the living impaired’, and misses (as you would) the simple pleasures of being alive.
Acted, wonderfully self-deprecatingly by Nicholas Hoult (Skins, About A Boy) he narrates his death and introduces us to his home, an airport, his fellow dead companions and the more sinister breed of zombie, Bonies.
During a regular roam into town something happens (I could tell you, but I would have to kill you) and he begins to have unexpected feelings. He kidnaps a girl, Julie (played by Teresa Palmer) and so begins a chain reaction that spreads throughout the entire undead population.
Warm Bodies is a fresh, alternative on zombies with a delightful soundtrack, great laughs and decent cast, including John Malkovich as Julie’s Father, the leader of the survivors.
It’s an odd ‘feel good’ movie in the end, and worth spending a lazy weekend afternoon in the cinema for.
Warm Bodies is out now.