Unlike 95% or so of America, I spent Super Bowl Sunday at the theater, watching Warm Bodies. I figured it wouldn’t be too crowded, but surprisingly, there were quite a few couples there. I couldn’t help wondering if these were just football-hating guys, or if their girlfriends have some magical persuasive powers.
If you haven’t read the book by Isaac Marion, I highly recommend it, even if you don’t like the zombie genre. Not surprisingly, the gory parts of the book were toned down significantly for the film, and what was left was an incredibly sweet, funny, intelligent love story, featuring a guy who just so happens to be a zombie. Ignore the comparisons to Twilight – there is nothing in common between the two, and Warm Bodies is far superior.