R & Julie: A Zombie Romance

Warm BodiesWe have vampires, werewolves, witches and aliens. Summit entertainment, who brought us the Twilight saga, have given us the highly anticipated film Warm Bodies, based on the book by Isaac Marion.

It is filmed in the rough, dark, B-grade way that the Twilight Saga is filmed. But with Warm Bodies, it works well by giving the film the grunge that it needs.

Marion takes the zombie genre someplace it hasn’t been before – Warm Bodies is told from lonely zombie, R’s, perspective (Nicholas Hoult – About A Boy, X-Men: First Class). He is a zombie that wants something more out of life. During a brain-hunting trip to the city with his zombie minions, he sees a vision in blonde hair, Julie (Aussie Teresa Palmer – I Am Number 4) and decided that it is his job to ‘keep safe’, so he separates her from her pharmaceutical gathering party, taking her back to the zombie-filled airport of Montreal.

The tenderness conveyed in the book doesn’t stretch as far in the movie. But you can certainly feel the affection that R feels for Julie. R’s obsession with keeping Julie in his plane leads her to trying to escape more than once, each time unsuccessful.

It was great fun watching them run all over the place, but I must say that I was a bit disappointed a few of the funny lines from the book didn’t end up in the movie, such as the reference to R’s zombie family.

On October 15th, 2012, Marion has just informed his loyal fan base that he would be writing a sequel, but not details have been confirmed. We are looking forward to it!

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Warm Bodies is out in cinemas next week – if you haven’t seen the trailer check it out here:

 Guest Blogger – Kamilah, Assistant Buyer The Co-op UTS.


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