Warm Bodies 2013 is a highly unusual zombie movie. While it is jam packed with the typical creepy, brain eating, flesh eating hordes of the undead, it has an originality that is brilliant.
Rated: PG-13. Run time: 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy, Horror, Romance film. Released on February 1, 2013. Now showing at: Winchester 23, San Jose,. AMC Cupertino Square 16, and AMC Mercado 20, Santa Clara.
The film is a love story between a zombie boy and young woman during an apocalyptic zombie epidemic.
The film takes place in an apocalyptic world that is seen through the eyes of a young zombie man called R. R spends his days wandering around an airport which is now filled with hordes of his fellow zombies, including his best friend M. M and R exchange grunts and moans and an occasional word with each other, and travel in slow moving zombie packs.
One day, while out looking for food, R and his fellow zombies come across a young woman, Julie Grigio, and a group of her friends. They were sent by Julie’s father from a city on the other side of a very fortified wall. They had planned to recover medical supplies from the abandoned buildings. The zombies attack, and during the attack Julie's boyfriend Perry gets killed.
R sees Julie and for him it is love at first sight. He rescues her from the rest of the zombie pack, and bonies (skeletal zombies). He plans to take her someplace to keep her safe.
What happens next? You’ll have to watch the movie. I don’t want to spoil all of the fun. I will say that this movie has instantly become one of my favorite zombie flicks, along with “Night of the Living Dead”, “Shaun of the Dead”, "Zombieland", and “Fido”.