“Warm Bodies”

February 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am by under A Look at the Movies

Three-StarRated PG-13
1 hour 35 minutes

Starring: Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult

Apparently zombies have come a long way since “Night of the Living Dead”. Now they want more out of death than merely terrifying survivors of the dread plague that nearly wiped out the human race.

“Warm Bodies” tells the humorous and sometimes touching tale of a lovesick zombie who needs to network with a warm body.

Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer could be the year’s most mismatched couple. In one of the film’s more amusing scenes, he’ll protect her from a band of marauding zombies. He thinks fast on his feet having her impersonate their strange movements, and then letting her down easily that she’s overdoing it. “Warm Bodies” is just the right mixture of menace and mirth along with its good hearted message that love makes everything possible in a world otherwise ruled by suspicion and mistrust. It’s certainly corny but clever enough to somehow be rather appealing.

“Warm Bodies” just might give zombies a good name for a change. The warm and witty satire revives a much maligned genre with 3 stars. Don’t be surprised if “Warm Bodies” makes you feel good all over.

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