Love Cures Zombies In The Trailer For WARM BODIES!!
The Kidd here...
Okay, so when I first heard the premise of WARM BODIES about a romance of sorts between Teresa Palmer and a zombie (played by Nicholas Hoult), my hopes weren't high that this wouldn't turn out to be another TWILIGHT-sort of flick aiming to capitalize on the current mainstream popularity of zombies.
But after watching this first trailer from Summit Entertainment, I'm actually feeling a little more positive about the film, because there's an understated comedic undertone to this whole thing that may really play in its favor, using humor to save it from those worst fears of being a serious love story about a hottie and the undead.
I don't know that I'm buying this whole zombies curing themselves with love idea (it might just be a little too sentimental for me), especially since it's what will separate the zombies from these soulless skeletons that are only around to give WARM BODIES some type of villain... but I'll reserve judgment for that when it comes to watching this flick that really looks a lot better than it has any right to be.
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Nov. 8, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST
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Nov. 8, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST
Why would you think it would be bad? His previous films are fantastic.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST
Im glad my GF wouldnt do that to me tho. Looks less than aweful as long as youre not expecting a zombie movie. Will it be hard R for violence and nudity? :)
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST
The twilight comparisons are way off.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST
so according to this trailer if I was a zombie, all I need is to see some sweet breastessess and it'll turn me human again. Okay, sounds like a plan.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST
except for the sappy ending. But the premise for their zombie universe is that eating human brains is like a drug- the zombies get a momentary high off the living memories. For whatever reason, the main zombie can't seem to shake his most recent meals' memories of his hot girlfriend, hence feels the need to protect her.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST
by Bill C.
I'm admittedly wondering how long it'll take for the running-narration gag to get old, but that aside this actually looks kind of...cute, in a low-key sort of way.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST
And the Wackness was a good fillum. Nicholas Hoult has come a long way from his pudding bowl haircut in About A Boy.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST
Seems like a fusion of the sarcastic humor of Zombieland mixed with a bit of the Twilight romance angle
The humor angle being important as it means it won't take itself as seriously as crap like Twilight. While I liked Zombieland, this one doesn't really interest me all that much. It is a bit annoying that a few days after witnessing one of the best episodes of The Walking Dead, we get silly zombie romantic comedy and CGI tsunami zombies in WWZ. I guess I'm too much of a zombie purist to get into some of this other stuff. Same with vampires to some extent. Next we'll be seeing a love story between some sort of xenomorph or giant space bug and a human. Or maybe a love story about a space bug falling in love with some sort of hot little replicant number. I just can't really get into that kind of thing. Not my cup of tea.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST
by Evan Meadow
Which means I'll make sure I go see it.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST
Glad that it doesn't feel like Twilight meets Walking Dead. For that there'd need to be some love triangle with the zombie, the human, and a mummy, hunchback, or merman. Although, they could totally do that in a sequel if this one doesn't end with Zombie-ism being cured. If it DOES end with loverdeadboy becoming human again, the mean-spirited side of me says he needs to be eaten by other non-cured zombies. It sounds gruesome, but it's really justice for all the people he ate. Yes, watching The Pit at 10 scarred me for life.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST
Now that WWZ seems to have crapped the undead bed, Maggie sounds like it could be something truly disturbing and terrifying in the zombie subgenre. The basic premise: Maggie is a 16-year old girl from a town in middle America who becomes infected by a zombie. Much the way that Danny Boyle changed the lumbering zombie stereotype by speeding up the undead in 28 Days Later, Maggie changes the lightning quick infection period evident in most zombie films, where victims become zombies in minutes. It will take six weeks for Maggie to turn, and the film tracks the transformation as she stays with her family. Trevor Kaufman will produce with Bekmambetov. Now this would be a change to the usual zombie rules, but one that seems to focus on the horror of the situation, which IMO is what all the best zombie fiction does.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST
I'd like to see it. CGI bones were really bad, though. Like, Syfy bad.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST
by Steve Lamarre
Now that's a fresh take on zombies I like!
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST
There are no undead in 28 Days Later.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST
They are being used in the same role as zombies usually are in these types of apocalyptic horror films. You're right though, technically the 28 Days Later infected aren't really zombies.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST
Don't mind me, I'm an asshole stickler about this. (I also think the designated hitter rule is bullshit, but what do I know?)
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST
by Gabe Vuotto
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST
by future help
Fido might still even be on Instant Watch Netflix
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST
Zombie band wagon wheels just flew off. "Bonies" really? or did he say Bronys? re-tard-ed. Let's pussify every movie monster there is.
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST
The best zombie romance will always be RotLD III.
Nov. 8, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST
Best zombie love story ever.
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST
Well, I certainly don't need to see the rest of the film thanks to the trailer showing THE ENTIRE PLOT.
by Thad Pittman
I wish they didn't outsource all of the promotional materials.
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST
by ames prather
...and this actually looks like a decent adaptation. ??Pseudo?? Out.
Nov. 8, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST
All I know is walking dead is like living in hell. That show is hell on earth. It's fucking insane. When Rick plunked that bitch with the machete we saw the greatest scene in tv history.
Nov. 8, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST
You never get a character doing exactly what you would do in a situation. But we did. We got that scene.
Nov. 8, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
So, that's something.
Nov. 8, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Nov. 9, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST
Nov. 9, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST
I mean yes I'm definitely glad they're taking a comedic approach to it, so I was definitely scared to death at this trying to be Twilight like. But this actually looks funny, & Rob Corddry is freaking hilarious.
Nov. 9, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST
Guys..GUYS...It's not a comedy! The Kidd refers to it as "understated comedic undertone" not comedy...unless maybe you put "under" before it.
This is clearly a comedy and I don't know how someone can't see that.
Nov. 9, 2012, 8 a.m. CST
Jesus H.......HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW THIS WAS GONNA BE COMEDY-SHAPED!?!?!?! Worried about the Sentimentality!?!?!? ITS TONGUE IN CHEEK! Gah! Now im one of them know-it-all talkbackers!
Come on man, youre paid to review movies! Lord, i hope it is comedy shaped now, you never know these days.....i might have just put egg......ALL OVER MY DAFT FACE!!!
Nov. 9, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST
Nope, just watched the trailer, it IS a comedy. You think this is drama!?!?!?!? With Malkovich hamming it up and all the other billion things that say its a comedy?
Nov. 9, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST
Understated Comedy? Okay. Whatever. But this looks decent, not great, just decent. Miles better than that WWZ abortion.
by Bradly Durant
Nov. 9, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST
Nov. 9, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST
Piers Anthony's Xanth books (Dragon On A Pedestal) explored this decades ago, where love brought Zora Zombie to near life.
Nov. 9, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 9, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST
Assume films are made solely for their kind of people. For fucks sake, there are people on the planet with different tastes to you. C'mon now people
Nov. 9, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST
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Nov. 10, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST
Peter Jackson did it first, with`Braindead`(or Dead Alive)!
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