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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4
Moive review by David Blackwell
97 minutes, rated PG-13
STUDIO:  Summit Entertainment/ Mandeville Films/ Lionsgate
Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  2-1-2013

WARM BODIES is an entertaining romantic comedy adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet wrapped up as a zombie movie. That is what it seems like because WARM BDIES owes a lot to the classic Shakespeare play as a girl named Julie is rescued by a zombie called R. After eating the brains of Julie's boyfriend, something awakens in R as he becomes more alive and rediscovers his humanity. R and Julie develop a friendship and bond as R wants to make sure Julie is kept alive and get her back home. However, R's new relationship with Julie causes some changes in the zombie community which the most degraded versions known as Bonies. Julie's father believes the zombies can't change as he struggles to eliminate the zombie threat with his military forces.


WARM BODIES is an adaptation of a novel by Isaac Marion. The movie adaptation brings a fresh take on zombie movies while providing a unique take on Romeo and Juliet. It is a moving romantic comedy where you actually care for the characters and get sucked into this post-apocalyptic world which ahs a comedic spin mixed with romance and action. The leads do a good job as R and Julie while John Malkovich provides another good performance in what could have been a cliché character in the hands of other actors because Malkovich manages to make General Grigio his own despite the limited amount of screen time and material. I like how it starts as a comedy before shifting into post-apocalyptic drama mode before settling into romantic comedy mode with a few action beats. It is a well rounded film you should go see instead of the dreadful Hansel and Gretel. I would definitely go see WARM BODIES again as it is a zombie movie with heart and brains (pardon the pun).


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