Shockingly, Warm Bodies Doesn’t Look Bad

After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

When Warm Bodies was first announced, it elicited a huge groan from me. A romantic movie about a zombie and a human who fall in love? It seemed like the next logical step in the supernatural romance genre that was brought into prominence in recent years thanks to Twilight. And as we all know, anything associated with Twilight stinks. What’s more, Warm Bodies threatened to take zombies – my favourite horror movie monsters – and turn them into twee, lovey-dovey mushbags. It could’ve been the worst thing since Edward Cullen made vampires wimpy and sparkle. Surprisingly, though, I think this trailer looks alright. I’m not going to rush out and see it when it hits theatres, but I might check it out when it’s available to rent. The idea of love being the cure for the zombie apocalypse is kinda stupid, but the thing that surprised me most about this trailer (shout out to my man Rob Corddry!) is how much better it looks than World War Z, which had a huge budget and Brad Pitt in the lead role. Who’da thunkit?

Warm Bodies comes out February 1, 2013.

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