Do you ever see a trailer and get thoroughly excited for a movie you previously knew nothing about? That was my experience when I watched the trailer for Warm Bodies. I had heard nothing about this zom-rom-com, a genre that, up until now, was entirely made up of Shaun of the Dead, and now it has leaped to the forefront of upcoming movies that I’m stoked about seeing.
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, About a Boy) plays R, an introspective zombie who inadvertently discovers the cure for his “condition”, love. At least… that’s what I gather from the trailer. It could be about something else altogether, but I’m going with what we have here… not to mention, John Malkovich and Rob Corddry. What’s not to love?
Do yourself a favor… even if the zombie thing isn’t your thing… check this one out!
I read World War Z, the zombie apocalypse novel by Max Brooks (son of Mel), years ago… it’s a fun read, a collection of stories from around the world as collected by a journalist with regards to their experiences in the Great Zombie War… World War Z. When the film was first announced… I had my doubts. When I heard Brad Pitt was attached… I had my doubts. When I heard about production problems plaguing the film… I redoubled my doubts. Now that the trailer has been released I feel confident in four things; the movie has actually been made, the zombies in the film are really fast as opposed to the Romero style shamblers found in the novel, this looks nothing at all like the novel, and Brad Pitt will still look better than you during the zombie apocalypse.
I’m still not 100% convinced this won’t be a steaming pile. The zombie genre is not really known for consistent quality… in fact, quality rarely enters into the discussion when talking undead… but I’m up for a good CGI-fest, which is exactly what this film looks to be. A zombie tidal wave seems a bit over the top, until you see the climbing pillar of decay… that is over the top, onto the other side, and making it’s way over the horizon.
Who knows… it’s not like I won’t see it…
Living isn’t easy,
Cornelius J. Blahg