Is the movie “Warm Bodies” a good movie? Well if you’re asking that question I would have to say yes. However isn’t not for young children too due to some language issues. Also there are some adult like themes you might not want your kids to see.
Why this movie is good, boils down to the classic rating system I like to rate my movies on. It really boils down to a few questions and a point system. Really if you’re going to explain why something is good, it’s really the only way to do it
First before I get into my system of rating a movie, let me tell you about it. The movie’s main characters are a Zombie named R and a girl named Julie. Before you say anything yes I honestly do believe the names were a play on the classic Romeo and Juliet but that’s just me. The bad guy or in this case bad guys were called Bonies. The Bonies are skeletons that have skin stretched on them. They don’t really talk the whole movie; just make this bad horrible screechy sound. Thus a reason not to take your kids, as the Bonies would give them nightmares. They also hate change, and are hopeless creatures that no longer have any hope of being saved.
The Zombies in this movie start out like any zombie would. However, they can be saved, taught to be human once more. R is one of very few zombies who still can think, and so you here is thoughts through the movie. This is awesome, because R has fallen for Julie, and this is after all a romantic comedy. The problem is simple in this statement, he eat her Ex. Don’t we all wish that some of our Exs would get eaten, but sadly she never really broke up with the guy. This causes Julie to leave R when he tells her the truth. However she misses him, because she has also fallen for him, not to mention he did save her how many times from the rest of the zombies?
The other Zombies get infected so to speak with what R is. They begin to change and become human/ alive. However some people like Julies father have issues with this, until of course the end. Which I am not going to be a spoiler, so don’t ask me how it ends. All I can say is, no, he doesn’t get a better name then R, and no, he doesn’t ever remember his whole name.
Now to my rating system, that compiles of 1-10. There are only 6 categories in this system. So there for, only 60 points can be rewarded to a movie. Now that you know how I rate my movies, I will give you the 6 Categories and the reasons why I gave them there point value.
Movie plot: 8
The reason it only got an 8 on movie plot, is rather simple. The plot all though light and airy, had a few holes in it. Not the kind that take away from a movie, but the kind that can be pleasantly ignored. However if they wished to get the full ten, I think they would have put more detail, and more time into the movie. There really wasn’t enough time, to make the plot excel to its fullest.
The reason for this score, rather simple actually. All though it’s very unique and very refreshing that zombies no longer have that horrible bad guy air to them. It’s not exactly original either, because it was a book before a movie. The book is one of a kind all together and so the movie has kept the nice 9 points.
Character development: 8
The movie scored an 8, due to the fact I felt I had to take away points. The reason for taking away points is rather pathetically simple. The length of the movie did not allow for the character development I craved. The only character that went through any of it was R. There really wasn’t enough on the other Main characters, nor did they focus enough on the main characters. Factors that had to take points away, but it kept 8 of them.
Emotion of the Movie 7
You might be freaking out right now going only a 7? Well yes, the 7 is because I would have liked more of a horror aspect of the film. I would have rather liked them playing more on the girls fear slowly going into trust then love. The movie really has no fear factor; the love factor is kind of in there. The whole things put together emotion wise, barely scraped the barrel however, the use of comedy that was funny, the style in which they did it, kept it having a 7.
The work they did on the Bonies alone, gave them a ten. The Graphics however there kind of subpar on the zombies gave them a one point reduction. It just didn’t have the classic zombie thing going on. Plus some parts of the movie would have been a little bit better if they would have used a tiny bit more on it. The pan shots of a ruined city, the wall, and yes the Bonies kept this movie’s graphic Rating and awesome 9.
Yes, it scored a perfect mark in this. It kept my attention, it was enjoyable. They had it moving in a good direction the whole time, they didn’t over do anything. I still got my explosive element and it progressed in a way that made it really enjoyable. Would I watch this movie again, how many times would I watch it also played a large factor. Considering that the answer is yes the first time and an outstanding probably will buy the DVD so I can watch it over and over again.
Over all this entire movie scored 51 out of sixty making it a darn good movie. So by all means go and see it! Just don’t bring the kids. The language and Bonies are no good for children under 16, but that is my opinion.