Unexpected remake of a classic

Unexpected remake of a classic

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Based on the novel by Isaac Marion of the same name, Warm Bodies is set in a post-apocalyptic era. R (played by Nicholas Hoult) sets out with his buddies to hunt for food - that is, humans. But after locking eyes with Julie (Teresa Palmer), he decides to save her from his fellow zombies instead of eating her.

Julie holes up chez R, but starts to miss her own home, so decides to escape, despite the soft-hearted zombie's insistence that his aeroplane dwelling is the only place that's safe. Each time she attempts to leave, R rescues her from a bunch of hungry zombies who can smell her. One time, though, the couple is surrounded, with no chance of escape. Julie grabs R's hand and something in the zombies' hearts snaps. They have begun to feel again.

Of course, that's not the end. The real villains - the Boneys - are skeletons evolved from zombies, with not a shred of humanity left in them. Will the humans work with the zombies, who brutally killed their loved ones, to fight the Boneys? What will happen to the star-crossed lovers?

Warm Bodies is a reworking of Romeo and Juliet. Not only do the character names resemble those from Shakespeare's play, there's even a balcony scene.

With an amazing soundtrack and clever make-up, this is a sweet, charming film for all, whether or not you're a fan of the walking dead.

YP Rating: 4/5



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