Romeo and Juliet + zombies = the worst kind of high concept film making, except when it doesn't. Unlike other high concept romps (e.g. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) this one works as an enjoyable if silly entertainment. This fact is due in large measure to the talented leads and their chemistry and the steady hand of Levine who never lets the picture veer into total inanity.
Rom-com "a la zombie", o algo cercano a un "Romeo y Julieta" versión zombie. Un filme de zombies con una visión más romántica, optimista, y menos decadente, con un aceptable Nicholas Hoult, tratando de darle alma y corazón a un joven zombie enamorado. No muy romántica, ni tampoco muy terrorífica; una premisa original, pero no lo que muchos esperan ver en un filme de "muertos vivientes".
Cashing in on the popular, tired supernatural romance genre, only this time with zombies. Granted, I'm not endorsing movies such as Twilight, but at least vampires are a bit more appealing than sentient, decomposing corpses. Also, the movie is stupid. It's just dumb. Poorly written and executed, clunky and corny. I definitely don't get the appeal, other than a bit of self-awareness, which is a little funny.
A teen horror movie, a RomZomCom, a modern Romero and Juliet, a teenage date movie that guys will sit through…. Sure, those are all fine I guess. I just liked “Warm Bodies”, pure and simple. The story may have written itself and the candy coated redemption-through-love tale of an outsider may be routine but it all just works. This is a new “My Boyfriend’s Back, or “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, but cuter.
Wow, a horror comedy that actually delivers not just on laughs but is actually genre savvy with an engaging story and characters. Hoult is very good here as the young zombie finding his humanity; but the whole ensemble is well cast. Soundtrack is just awesome with well chosen music placement throughout.