Last night was movie date night. While it isn't really something we do regularly
because we both believe we have better things to do than sit in front of a television, and worse, a GIANT one, I think we made the right decision this time. And the right choice of a movie.
We watched the trailer and read reviews about the movie before we decided to watch. I was hesitant at first, because to me it looked like a spoof of some other movie, and I was afraid it would turn out bad and we'd be wasting our money.
I was right. At least in the fact that it definitely looked like a spoof of some other movie. You know, That Movie about a boy and a girl who weren't supposed to fall in love because they were not of the same, uhm, species but eventually did? Yes, that one. I remember repeatedly whispering to S how the resemblance between the two boys and the two girls was uncanny. But then again, the similarity ends there.
Warm Bodies is about a zombie boy who meets and falls in love with a human girl after he saves her from a band of zombies who violently attacked and killed her group. With this plot, we all know that they are not supposed to be together. Well, it happened. The story was told in the first person, from the point of view of the zombie boy, who was called "R" simply because he couldn't remember what his name was, as well as other details about his pre-undead life. Because of this, he was able to convey his emotions in a more personal way, something which cannot be captured when a story is told from another person's point of view. Julie, the girl, was the daughter of the man who built the wall separating the humans from the zombies, so you could just imagine how unacceptable their relationship will be.
The best part of the movie for me was the "few days" that R and Julie spent together in the abandoned airplane which serves as his home and where he keeps his stash of human trinkets he collects along the way. This was where they actually got to know each other very well and where the barriers between their differences came crashing down.
The movie soundtrack was impeccable. Nothing over the top. Most of the songs were familiar to me so that's probably another reason why I liked it.
Warm Bodies is a very nice, feel-good movie. Something which will make you go out of the cinema with a close-lipped smile on your lips and a renewed belief in the possibility that humanity, no matter how twisted it has become, can still change, given a chance.