Release Date: February 1st, 2013
Actors: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer
This won't be too long of a review considering the movie is simple and cute. Going into the film, I feared that all the funny and amusing parts were shown in the trailer. Not the case! Warm Bodies delivers in acting more than actual plot -- which happens to be a pretty predictable showdown between zombies versus skeletons.
Nicholas Hoult flourishes as the curious, in-love zombie R. He grunts with expression, walks very, very slowly with zombie-like attitude and provides witty narrations that lead to every humorous moment. In essence, he is the true life force of the film.
Opposite Hoult is the widly fierce Julie. She proves tough -- not whiny -- and is a pretty badass zombie killer. Though, Krista noted in the theater (repeatedly) that Julie reminded her of Kristen Stewart, and not in a good way. Some of her facial expressions mirror Stewart's scrunchy, unsure-of-herself, "who just farted" looks. Other than that, she rocked.
Like I said, the plot remained predictable and don't wait on pins and needles for R's backstory. I wasn't really longing for one, but the film would have probably been more interesting had we learned more about R pre-zombification. However, I'm guessing the book doesn't touch on his history either.
ROBOT VERDICT: Light, funny and entertaining but probably not worth another trip to the theater