Friday, February 1, 2013

Warm Bodies: All They Need is Love

                                                Nicholas Hoult & Teresa Palmer

It's no coincidence that his name is R and hers is Julie. And it's no surprise that there's a balcony scene in this new flick, because despite the fact that he's a zombie and she's human, this rom-com is an old fashioned love story.

Better make that a rom-com scifi thriller with action scenes that can be summed up as lots of running around to escape the bonies, rampaging skeleton-like creatures with rapacious carnivorous appetites.

If it sounds like Warm Bodies is lots of fun that would be going too far. It's kinda funish but, given the zany ingredients— which include John Malkovich — it should be a lot more amusing. If fact, if zombie-in-love R (Nicholas Hoult) weren't so appealing, the whole shebang would be pretty lifeless.

Get it? Heh, heh.

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