Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies
Release Date: February 1st, 2013
Actors: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer
Director: Jonathan Levine
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: In Theaters 


After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.


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  


  1. Yea, Teresa Palmer and Kristen Stewart look very similar. Palmer was in the movie, Take Me Home Tonight, and when I first saw the trailer, I was like, why is Kristen blonde?? But glad it was an entertaining movie! :)

  2. I've been curious about this movie. I have had a hard time getting into the book but am always entertained by the preview. Plus, I totes love zombies. Judging by your review, I think I'll go ahead and wait until it comes out on DVD. And then I will watch it and probably love it! Thanks for the review!

  3. I am very much looking forward to seeing this one. Mainly because of Nicholas Hoult. I haven't seen him in anything else that I remember, but from what I have seen in previews I think he could easily become a favorite. And the gal is a cutie, too! I have been wanting to read the book, but I decided to wait until I see the movie so that I don't ruin it. Thanks for the great review!