Saturday, June 29, 2013

Warm Bodies (2013)

Director: Jonathan Levine. Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich. 98 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Horror/Romance.

We know what the zombie sub-genre stands for: consumerism, ignorance, greed, etc. But you need to be very creative to build upon these metaphors, and introduce new elements of comedy (Shaun of the Dead, Fido, Zombieland), let alone comedy and romance. That's what Warm Bodies successfully achieves. A zombie eating a character's brain and incorporating his memories into his own is a method to define that character in flashbacks, and the final scene points at the Arab-Israeli conflict. Yeah ... that creative. The imagination runs so wild here, I thought you'd hate me if I gave it a Mojo.

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