Rarely do I get out of a movie and want to run home and blog about it but this time around I just couldn’t help myself!!! Ever since I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies I started counting down the days until it came out. Not because it seemed super intellectual or thought-provoking but because it looked hilarious and cute! The movie is set in the post-apocalyptic future where there are humans (who are kept inside a huge steel wall that wraps around the center of the city), zombies (who for some reason reside in the local airport), and boneys (what a zombie turns into if they ‘give up’/flesh hungry skeletons). The main character is R (played by Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie (also the narrator and a hilarious one at that) who lives at the airport with the other zombies and boneys who leave them all alone because they’re already dead. R is not like the other zombies though, he wants more out of life than wandering around grunting and eating humans. During a trip the zombies take to sniff out some humans to eat, they find a group of teens in a pharmacy and go to town. This is when R meets Julie (played by Teresa Palmer) who is the daughter of the leader of the humans. He takes her back to the airport and he starts to ‘thaw out’ and become more human as the movie goes on. I’m not going to spoil the rest but it had an awesome ending! This is coming from someone who really doesn’t care for anything that has to do with zombies (no Walking Dead for me). Aside from the awesome story there was another HUGE pro to this movie: (after the jump)THE SOUNDTRACK!! For all of you OC lovers or maybe just indie music lovers, the woman responsible for bringing bands like Death Cab, Modest Mouse, The Shins and so many more great indie bands to the attention of so many people also happened to be the Warm Bodies Music Supervisor, Ms. Alexandra Patsavas. The soundtrack features songs by M83, Bon Iver, Feist, Delta Spirit, Bob Dylan, The National, and MORE! Apparently this movie was based on the Warm Bodies Trilogy, this is awesome for one main reason…there may be another movie! Two more in fact YAY! I definitely want you guys to check out this soundtrack (some of the tracks below) and also get your butt out of your computer chair (after reading this post of course) and go see this movie! Hopefully you’ll love it as much as I did!!
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This is an original film that both entertains and thrills with one of the best zombie ideas in recent memory, and I think this film shows the beginning of a good year in movies for 2013, even if the first couple of weeks have been rather lackluster so far. Good review.