Kurt Loder Reviews Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies suggests what the Twilight films might have been if the Twilight films didn’t, you know, suck, writes Kurt Loder. This movie is also a tale of forbidden young interspecies love, but it’s self-aware and funny and really charming. Basically, it’s a reworking of Romeo and Juliet with zombies. But the traditional zombie lore has been cleverly tweaked. Now, when the lurching undead catch a human and eat its brains, they also ingest their victim’s thoughts and emotions—and suddenly feel a re-stirring of their own blighted humanity.


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