Warm Bodies – movie review

WarmBodiesGrade: C

I’ve been anxiously awaiting *Warm Bodies* for months now. The trailers had me anxiously awaiting this new spin on zombie movies. It looked like my perfect cup of tea: zombies, humor, romance, and action.

I would like to ask the people who make the movie trailers to stop including every funny scene from the movie in the trailer. You see these trailers and think, *dang that looks awesome!* I wonder what else will be super funny? So, if you’ve seen the trailer for *Warm Bodies* you’ve seen all the funny stuff already. The trailer goblins fooled us again.

I really liked the first twenty minutes. They started it off with R (the zombie kid) narrating what his life is like as a zombie. Then he meets Julie and becomes smitten with her. There were some cute looks and grunts which were adorable in a zombie kind of way. I was loving it so far. Then the movie itself became zombified – lagging – until the last ten minutes.

Rob Corddry added a nice little zip to the movie. It would have been better if they had amped up his role. Speaking of which, I really thought John Malkovich was going to steal the movie as he normally does. I walked away thinking any nameless actor could have pulled off his part. There was absolutely nothing memorable about his character or his lines. I didn’t even like him.

I am not trying to turn anyone away from this movie but I did want to let you know that my expectations for the movie weren’t met. Perhaps due to the volume of movies I see I may have become jaded on this genre. I was expecting too much. If you go in with the thought that you just want to see a movie where zombies aren’t horrible creatures and can be endearing then go for it. Otherwise I’d suggest waiting for the DVD.

Christene Johnson (RunPee Sis)

RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.

Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.


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