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Warm Bodies 2012

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Life for Julie (Teresa Palmer) and R (Nicholas Hoult) couldn'’t be more different. R is a zombie; with a great record collection; limited vocab and an overpowering love of brain food. Julie is a human; beautiful; strong; open minded and all heart. When R makes an unexpected decision and rescues Julie from a zombie attack, his lifeless existence begins to have a purpose.

Starring:
Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Genres Romance, Comedy, Horror
Director Jonathan Levine
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer
Supporting actors Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich, Cory Hardrict, Daniel Rindress-Kay, Vincent Leclerc, Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt, Billie Calmeau, Adam Driscoll, Chris Cavener, Jonathan Dubsky, Alec Bourgeois, Robert Reynolds, Felix Bergeron, Josée Laviolette, Zavier Vaillancourt, John Topor
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this!!!
It's not the greatest film ever, but it is funny, heart warming and that little bit "different".
There are scenes that will remain with me and still make me smile when I think of them.
Would definitely recommend it!
... perhaps not to my older friends :-)
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This is perhaps the oddest adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to date. The names "R" (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer) should clue you in. The film starts out with first person narration from "R", a zombie. He let's us know he can not connect with people, the theme of the film that zombies are simply people who have lost their connection to other people. If they can regain that connection, they can be cured or at any rate, not smell as bad.

In this tale "R" consumes the brains of Julie's boyfriend and gains his memory. This starts a platonic relationship where they protect each other from each other's world. "R" is a horder who lives in a plane. Julie's dad (John Malkovich) is the leader of zombie killers. The introduction of young kids with pseudo patriotic themes is a satire of the "Red Dawn" movies.

There are some questions that arise.
1) How do the skeletons, i.e. "bonies" stay together without falling apart?
2) How does a record player operate after 8 years into a zombie apocalypse with no electricity?
3) How does a person see their own face in their own memory?

This is a fun film, that drags at times. Will be a welcomed addition to my zombie film collection when it comes out. Almost a prequel to "Fido."

PARENTAL GUIDE: No sex or nudity. Zombie Rob Corddry whispers the F-bomb near the end of the film.
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Nicholas Hoult stars as R, the zombie with a voice. I am a massive fan of Hoult, ever since his days in Skins and I have watched him in everything he has been in since. While I was a little unsure about him being cast as R to begin with, I ended up being really happy with the choice. Hoult narrates for the most part of the film, talking over what is actually happening. This, obviously, is because he is a zombie. Although he can talk, to begin with R can only grunt a few words and it isn't until later in the film that he gets a wider vocabulary. I liked the narrative style though, as it gave R a very distinct voice, even if he could not use it himself. It must be hard to interact with other actors without actually talking for the most part. I think Hoult did a fantastic job as R, especially as he spends a lot of the time walking leaning to one side, looking extremely gross and grunting at everyone around him.

Teresa Palmer plays love interest Julie. The only thing I had seen her in previous to this was I am Number Four but she did impress me in that. I also think that when regarding the character from the book, she was a great choice for the role. Julie is a likeable character and in a world where everyone is out to just kill both the corpse zombies as well as the scary bones zombies, she is a bit different. Julie seems to understand that everything is not black and white and she is optimistic that things can change. This kind of attitude is also strengthened when Julie meets R. Although she is scared of him to begin with, it doesn't take her long to see that he is unlike any of the other zombies.

Something that might not be apparent unless you know, is that Warm Bodies is a sort of retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
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What a great idea! A zombie movie told from the perspective of the zombies - Nicholas Hoult is great as `R', an unfortunate victim of an unspecified plague that has left the majority of the population as the shuffling undead, and the remainder (led by an austere John Malkovich) hiding behind a huge wall, occasionally venturing out in order to reduce the surplus (zombie) population. R is different from other zombies - he thinks, listens to (admittedly bad) music on a turntable, and `lives' in an abandoned aeroplane, contemplating his meaningless existence and occasionally imbibing the memories of the non-zombie few by eating their brains. When he meets Julie (Malkovich's spirited daughter), R finds a new purpose, and to the amazement of all, the unthinkable begins to become reality.
A fine, original and engaging movie - if a little slight. Warm and appealing performances (although JM is as ever an acquired taste), I would certainly recommend it as an antidote to those Twilight yawn-fests and the like.
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By PJ Rankine TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Jun. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I've read the book so I was prepared for the storyline but fans of the usual sort of zombie movies will be disappointed by this. It is definitely aimed at the younger generation, even the trailers give that impression, Twilight, Hunger Games and The Perks of being a Wallflower. What all these films have in common; like them or not, is production quality and this film is no exception.
By now you will probably know that it is about a zombie who recovers his humanity after saving a human girl (who just happens to be gorgeous) because he has eaten the brains of her boyfriend and acquired his memories. R the zombie must be a recent revenant as he still looks pretty fresh and appears to retain a lot of human traits. He takes her back to the airport where he lives with all his zombie friends and so their relationship takes place.
Now of course if the zombies are going to become rehabilitated then what are we going to do for baddies. Enter the 'bonies' who are zombies in their final stage of metamorphosis, nasty animated skeletons with a hunger to match their attitude problem who get more than a little peeved when the lesser zombies begin to change.
And that is the theme of this story really, through love you can regain your humanity and maybe your life. Its a nice idea and its very well done, in fact I thought the ending of the film flowed better than the ending of the book.
Overall the film is quite true to the book so if you're a fan of the latter you won't be disappointed. If you watch the deleted scenes in the extras you'll see that the director considered following the book even more closely than he did.
This is a good quality blu ray with an excellent full screen presentation and a 7.1 soundtrack.
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