After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human -- setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
Shaun of the Dead is the one true romantic comedy with zombies. That said, it doesn’t hurt to have a little company, and I’m happy to say that Warm Bodies earns its place as a legitimate entry into this very narrow sub-genre. The film follows R (Nicholas Hoult), a zombie with an internal monologue and a personality. He wanders a derelict airport, hangs out with his best zombie friend, and keeps a collection of pre-apocalypse trinkets around. Right from square one, Warm Bodies drifts out of the margins of the zombie rulebook. He has to eat people, but he doesn’t feel great about it. The ones who lack his moral fiber eventually waste away into “bonies,” skeletal jerks that make the zombies seem a little less scary. R and company avoid the... Read Review