Summary: Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead – all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now the Zombies roam about an airport terminal, searching for human prey and living in fear of the vicious Boneys, the next undead incarnation. One day, R and his best friend M lumber toward the city in search of food. There, R first sets his eyes on Julie (Teresa Palmer), a beautiful human.
Determined to save her – first from the other Zombies and then from the Boneys – R hides her in his home, a cluttered 747 aircraft. Julie is terrified, and R’s grunted assurances of “Not…eat” do little to calm her. But when R begins to act more human than Zombie, coming to her defense, refusing to eat human flesh, and even speaking in full sentences, Julie realizes that R is special. After a few close calls with the Boneys, and with her father mounting an armed search for her, Julie realizes she can’t hide forever. So she sneaks back home, leaving R broken-hearted.
Desperate to see her, R decides to comb his hair, stand a little straighter, and impersonate a human long enough to get past the city guards. If only he can prove to the humans that Zombies can change, maybe R and Julie’s love might stand a chance. But with the rampaging Boneys heading toward the city and Julie’s father intent on killing R and his Zombie friends, the stage is set for an all-out battle between the living and the undead. A genre-bending tale of love and transformation, Warm Bodies is a story about a boy who loves a girl… for more than just her body.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 11th April, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: United States
Director: Jonathan Levine
Screenwriter: Jonathan Levine, Isaac Marion (novel)
Cast: Alec Bourgeois (Perry (11 Years Old), Rob Corddry (M), Jonathan Dubsky (Berg), Dawn Ford (Dr. Burke), Dave Franco (Perry), Cory Hardrict (Kevin), Nicholas Hoult (R), Genevieve Joly-Provost (Suzy), John Malkovich (Grigio), Quinn O’Neill (Emily), Teresa Palmer (Julie), Analeigh Tipton (Nora), Zavier Vaillancourt (Perry (6 Years Old)
Runtime: 98 mins
Dave Griffiths’s ‘Warm Bodies’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘Warm Bodies’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Warm Bodies′: Check Episode #27 (available 11th April, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Warm Bodies’.