post-apocalyptic earth where zombies roam, a small hold-out of living
have to fight them. *Yawn, we've heard this story a thousand times. But Warm Bodies
isn't just your typical zombie war movie... "R" the zombie is different
– he can "feel." In an ambush situation, he saves the living "Julie,"
by having her pretending she is one of the dead. They bond together in
an abandoned airplane. Through consuming her ex-boyfriend in the ambush,
he retains some of the boyfriend's memories and his heart begins to
"warm" – Can Julie reunite with the living and prove to her father that
the zombies are changing for the better? Suspenseful at times, but I
wouldn't consider it horror; the previews also made it appear to be a
light-hearted cutesy comedy but it is certainly not. The "bonies" –
zombies who have become so decrepit they cannot be warmed, are quite
scary for younger kids. Overall, I enjoyed it – a pretty clever twist to
your traditional zombie movie. -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to
try the novel Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.]
[Also available in traditional print and book-on-cd formats.]
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