Warm Bodies (2013) (mini-review++)

(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 8

effects 8

editing 8

writing 8


4 out of 5 🐙


I love Jonathan Levine’s movies. I haven’t seen The Wackness. But I loved 50/50 and Long Shot. His movies are always fun, always full of genuine emotion and heart, always have great soundtracks, are always well paced, always have excellent acting performances, are always col and fresh, and, again, are always fun, even when they are serious dramas about surviving cancer. Warm Bodies is no exception.

It’s the last zombie genre movie I watched and I don’t know when I will be ready to watch a zombie anything again. I’m just tapped out. But it didn’t try to go hyper real or be the scariest or the most intense or the grossest. It turned the zombie genre into an American action comedy. I saw American because Shaun of the Dead pulled off a great zombie comedy as well. But it was really more of a comedy than the romantic comedy / action hybrid that is Warm Bodies. See what I typed there? “Zombie / Romantic / Comedy / Action”. Levine just brings everything fun and good from many genres and makes just damn fun movies.

The way humanity wins in the end is ludicrous and I loved it. I loved it all.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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