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Warm Bodies (2013)
A clever concept which was executed brilliantly. Warm Bodies puts a twist on your everyday zombie movie featuring humor (some brilliant lines by Rob Corddry), a convincing emotional connection between the 2 main protagonists, R who is a (hot!) zombie and Julie who is a human, and a light-hearted yet in depth underlying idea relating to the power of love.
Warm bodies has a unique concept. I liked how instead of usually viewing zombies from a human perspective, we see the world through the eyes of a zombie straight from the first scene. This atmosphere made eating raw brains seem ordinary. I also enjoyed the idea that eating a human's brain could enable a zombie to gain memories of the brain's deceased owner. Very smart!
I genuinely enjoyed seeing the emotional development of R due to falling for Julie. I found myself rooting for them and yes, I did shed a few tears although this is not a big deal as I cry in literally every movie involving superficial sadness/love.
Many minor actions of R and the zombies may seem illogical and contradictory, but I think this was intentional to further emphasize their development from zombie to human . E.g. Initially, R states clearly how slow he moves yet at the end he is running pretty fast. If you observe closely, throughout the movie, his movements and words slowly become more and more humane which is logical as he himself is beginning to turn human again.
One flaw was the lack of authentic plot twists. The trailer gave most of the movie away (and unfortunately most of the funny lines), which in turn made the plot predictable. But I guess I am still a kid at heart who loves happy endings so I enjoyed knowing the conflicts would conclude positively.
Overall, an intriguing romantic comedy. I would recommend it mainly for it's unique concept and genre (zom-rom-com?).
If you're skeptical, give it a try! If you're looking for more serious zombie action, you'll be disappointed.