Friday, January 10, 2014
Book vs. Movie: Warm Bodies
I thought that Warm Bodies was a cute movie. The book was fun: not super exciting or deep, but a good read nonetheless. What was neat about the movie and book was that it was about zombies but was very light-hearted, so it's good for those who don't like a lot of gore or horror. The author attempted a cool twist on the traditional zombie lore: what if zombies still had some consciousness left and what if they could be cured? You'll see the answer to that question if you watch the movie!
I thought that the actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer did a great job. I was disappointed to see the character of Nora whitewashed, though. Analeigh Tipton did well in the role but it would have been nice to see a POC in the part as it was originally written.
The book Warm Bodies isn't long, but the movie did feel a little rushed, especially since it was only about 90 minutes. If you haven't read the book it might seem fine, but to me it felt very quick. That might also be due to the fact that I recently saw the three hour The Wolf of Wall Street. Anything will feel fast in comparison.
So the movie was cute and fans of the book should definitely check it out.