People may balk over the fact that a zombie movie is only rated PG-13. But like Marion did with his novel, there’s more to it than a bunch of humans simply trying to survive another zombie apocalypse. There are some moments of gore, and yes, some brains are eaten which actually enables R to begin dreaming — something zombies never do, for obvious reasons. Writer/director Levine has set out to make the first zombie movie to make girls cry and has succeeded immensely. The sounds of ahhs were heard during the finale proving a job well done.
Hoult plays the soulful zombie fantastically and Palmer gives Julie more depth than other directors would have allowed, and most probably would have wanted to spend more time splattering the film with special effects. Corddry nearly steals the movie, which should come as no surprise, and AnaLeigh Lipton continues to show she’s more than just an America’s Next Top Model between her hilarious turns here and in Crazy, Stupid, Love. So while Warm Bodies may be getting released two weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, make sure you check it out this weekend and join R in taking a bite out of love.
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