"Warm Bodies" was released on Friday Feb. 1 with a lukewarm response. However, the $20M that the film brought in made it the top film of the weekend.
This would boil down to, it wasn't that "Warm Bodies" is such a great film, (see review below), but there were no other films to challenge it. Also, Warner Bros. spent a lot of money on advertisement, which surly helped "Warm Bodies" come out on top.
In "Warm Bodies" the world has already gone through the zombie apocalypse. The survivors are living in a walled in city, (think 'The Walking Dead.' except fancier).
To make this film more interesting is the fact that there are two types of zombies. Regular everyday zombies. The scarier zombie are called 'Bonnies.'
The Bonnies are zombies that turned long before a lot of the other walking dead. They rip off whatever skin they have left and become horrifying killing machines. They normally ignore the zombies, but that could always change.
The zombie known as R narrates the film. Nicholas Hoult is a newcomer for all intents and purposes. He is really an attractive young man and a fairly good actor.
R, (Nicholas Hoult), is a zombie who has thoughts, he has questions, but not many answers. He and his best friend and many others zombies hang out at the airport. R actually has a large jumbo jet that he collects things lives in with his collections.
Julie, (Teresa Palmer), whose father, Grigio, (John Malkovich), is the leader of the survivors. He sends Julie and other young people into the zombie infested city to collect medical supplies. They get caught by a small herd and are in dire straits with Julie being in great danger. During the attack, R, rescues Julie and takes her to his jet.
Eating brains has a significant effect on zombies, it gives the memories of the person whose brain is eaten. In R's case, it was Julie's boyfriend.
As R becomes more aware of being human, the other zombies followed suit. The Bonnies are immune to any such changes.
Julie must now get her father to believe that the zombies have changed and keep R alive until she does.
The zombedy or more exactly "zom-rom-com, is a genre that isn't used as much as it should be. The 1986 film "Night of the Creeps" was a great zombedy. The two best are both excellent films, "Shaun of the Dead" and Zombieland." However, these are pretty much the only zombedy.
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