3 February 2013 3:26 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Save for the excellent AMC show, The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse schtick is beginning to wear a bit thin. It’s as overplayed as bacon memes and Carly Rae Jepsen. Writer/Director Jonathan Levine attempts to manipulate the genre into something we haven’t seen before, but ultimately, Warm Bodies leaves you as cold as the undead humans on the screen.

I don’t want to be too harsh on Levine. His idea is fundamentally sound. Unfortunately, his vision is shallow, never realizing its true potential. Warm Bodies dabbles in traditional zombie genre tropes, but never bothers to invest any time in the how’s and why’s of this post-apocalyptic world. It relies heavily on leap of faith plot points to ever be taken seriously, and the characters are one dimensional ripoffs from every uninspiring teen rom-com ever made.

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- Stephen Clifton

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