Thursday, January 31, 2013

Movie Monday: Warm Bodies

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You know we are zombie lovers here at Steph's Stacks, so my opinion might be a little biased. However, I can say without a doubt that Warm Bodies is an amazing book and, hopefully, will result in an equally incredible movie.

The premise is that our hero, R, is a zombie and the story is told from his perspective. Although not fully functional in the "human" sense, he does have an awareness of his surroundings and interactions and ultimately falls in love. The question is does he have enough of his humanity left?

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead and the blurry line in between

“I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses.”
 “You should always be taking pictures, if not with a camera then with your mind. Memories you capture on purpose are always more vivid than the ones you pick up by accident.”  
 “My friend "M" says the irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can't smile, because your lips have rotted off.” 
“What wonderful thing didn't start out scary?” 
IMDb Info - Release date Febuary 1st, 2013


Writers: (screenplay), (novel)

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Buzz is running high "Certified Fresh" with a staggering 100% positive critics rating (although only 6 critics have rated as of today) on Rotten Tomatoes and a whopping 95% "Want to See" user rating.

"Warm Bodies offers a welcome twist on the living-dead canon, even if the decidedly femme-skewed results ignore pretty much every rule of the genre." - Peter Debruge - VarietyFull Review

"Giving a rom-com twist to the always reliable zombie genre, Warm Bodies turns a cute premise into a mildly affecting story of forbidden teen love."- John Hazelton - Screen International - Full Review




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