Sound Off: Jonathan Levine's 'Warm Bodies' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Cold body. Warm heart. Zombies! They're all the rage nowadays. But one of one of them had a heart? In theaters now is Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, an adaptation of Isaac Marion's novel, about a zombie called R, played by Nicholas Hoult, that falls for a girl named Julie, played by Teresa Palmer. How is the new film from Jonathan Levine (of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness and 50/50)? How are up-and-comers Hoult and Palmer as romantic leads? Is it any good or is it really bad? Once you've seen it, write a comment with your own thoughts on Warm Bodies.
To fuel the fire, I just got back from seeing Warm Bodies and while it's enjoyable, I just wasn't really that impressed. It felt too lightweight and careless half the time, and zombie story seemed trite and unexciting. Even though we've barely seen any "zombie romance" before, I felt like I'd see this 100 times over. As much as I love Teresa Palmer, it was Nicholas Hoult who I just didn't care for. Not once did he make me feel like he was anyone I should give a shit about, not in voiceover or in anything he does. He's just a zombie who can barely say anything. I admire the bigger concept of healing the undead, but it was done in such a cheap and campy way there was no weight to it. Sadly, I thought it was fleeting Hollywood cheese, could've been better.
What did you think of Warm Bodies? Best zombie romance yet, or a boring waste of a movie? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!