Warm Bodies

Saturday, September 24 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Warm Bodies

JOY REVIEW

Warm Bodies is viewed as a romantic comedy with zombies, which wasn’t exactly compelling enough to get me there, but I went anyway and I’m really glad I did. Believe it or not, it’s really fairly clever, fairly adorable, and Nicholas Hoult is one of my favorite young actors that I remember fondly from About A Boy. Teresa Palmer is cute enough and runs well, John Malkovich plays Teresa’s dad, and Dave Franco, who is James Franco’s younger brother, Analeigh Tipton, who was also really good, and Rob Corddry are in it, so it’s got a really good cast. The main characters are Julie and R, and if you figured out that it may be a reference to Romeo and Juliet, well good for you, stars! The idea is that there’s a plague that has infested the world, and there’s “zombies” and “bones,” which are zombies who have gone too far to be saved, and then there’s everybody else who is trying desperately not to be a zombie’s supper. R and Julie fall in love, of course, and it’s a really cute funny story with a lot of clever lines in it, and I think you’ll have a much better time than you expected to. So, I give it three and a half stars.

Joy Meter