Thursday, 7 February 2013

Warm Bodies Review @Static Mass Emporium

Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies is the story of a zombie falling in love with a girl in a post-apocalyptic future.

My full review of Warm Bodies is over at Static Mass Emporium and you can read it by clicking here.

On a very personal note, this film was always going to be an extremely hard sell for me. Though I love it when people do something different with tired old genre conventions; making a zombie who learns to talk, fall in love and even has to wear make up was just a bit too much for me to take I'm afraid.


I felt the film had a fundamentally flawed idea at its beating heart that simultaneously subverts conventions while also taking much of the brains. It would take a lot for me to get passed the idea that a zombie can fall in love. It's a frustrating film because I'm very conflicted about it. On the one hand, the zombie voiceover is quite funny but on the other hand, it makes no sense that the zombie has thought processes so well articulated. It's an original and intriguing idea that a zombie can fall in love but on the other hand, it's a fundamentally silly idea. But then again, I guess zombies are a silly idea full stop.

 I guess it all comes down to whether you can stand the idea of a zombie falling in love. If you can stomach that, Warm Bodies should be a winner and you can could it another star. If on the other hand, zombies with feelings fill you with rage like one of the 28 Days Later infected, you’ll be running for the exit of the cinema and vomiting blood before the film gets a chance to win you over. Warm Bodies isn’t bad at all; it just takes serious liberties with a well-loved sub-genre.


Please check out my full review of Warm Bodies over at Static Mass Emporium.

What did you think of Warm Bodies? Seems like its getting quite a lot of love to me so I'm curious to hear others thoughts.

Watch the trailer below: