“Oh no, they’re going to Twilight-ize zombies,” was the horrified thought that immediately came to mind when I first heard of Warm Bodies, an upcoming film about a zombie who falls in love with a human being.
Based on the trailer, the movie does appear to make zombies likable. And they can think, to some extent.
The idea of likable thinking zombies is something I find hard to accept, since I swear by serious zombie movies like 28 Weeks Later that make me want to stock up on crowbars and crossbows. But I’m giving this movie a shot (hell, I’m actually looking forward to it) because it seems rather smart and well-made. Plus it’s hard not to like Nicholas Hoult, who plays the zombie lead R.
I just hope this movie, described as a “romantic zombie comedy,” will be the first and last of its kind. I never ever want to see zombies with rotting flesh that sparkle when exposed to sunlight.