Movie Review: Warm Bodies Is a Zombie Rom-Com, Minus the Com

Warm Bodies is being billed as a zombie rom-com, which is unoriginal enough, but it’s not even that. It does start off with some stabs at comedy, as R (a suitably puppy-dog-ish Nicholas Hoult), a young zombie wandering through life (or I guess death), ruminates in nauseatingly ironic voice-over: "What am I doing with my life? ... Why can’t I connect with people? Oh, right, ‘cause I’m dead." That’s about as witty as the movie gets. For all of R’s allegedly humorous observations about the wasteland of the undead through which he walks, they feel tacked on — like somebody decided to turn this thing into a comedy at the last second. Read More...


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