Escape to the Movies: Warm Bodies

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Gizmo1990:
5 out of 6 is not bad for the JL movie but I would love it if they were to add the Manhunter in their. At least their is no Aquaman.

Not surprised Manhunter isn't there. Too many similarities with Superman, being the "last" of a dead alien race.

And what the hell is wrong with Aquaman? He's a badass in the comics. Seriously, the "Aquaman sucks" joke has gotten old.

erttheking:

Mcoffey:
I absolutely refuse to see this movie, no matter how good it is. I'm absolutely sick to death of the supernatural romance bullshit fad. Justice League looks good though. Good to keep the roster small at first. Hope they keep Ryan Reynolds as far from this project as possible.

Wait, what else has done this besides Twilight.

Actually, everything. Mcoffey is wrong to call it a fad - unless he's spefically referring to teen fiction. Vampire stories have always dealt with romance (in a rapey kind of way), as have Witches, Frankentsein, Wolf-Man, you name it. Though I'll admit it seems like a new thing for zombies.

Sylveria:
It's gonna be really funny if the first thing the JL movie does is undo what happened in TDKR

If the writers are smart, it won't even be the same canonical Batman. But I'm guessing, because of $$$, there's a good chance they won't be that smart.

Can someone explain to a stupid foreigner what Entourage is and why Bob is so shocked about it being made into a movie?

This movie really reminds me of that one sketch from Family Guy..."Bigger Jaws"...

"I don't like you Zombies!"

"We don't like you, humans!"

"Oh know, there are bonies coming to get us!"

"Looks like it's time to team up against our equal enemies!

I'm expecting an Intermission article on this at some point, but I'll ask it now:

How much of the Justice League lineup are they going to be rebooting? I can't imagine they'll be bringing in Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, and as far as I know Christopher Nolan's Batman has no part of a greater DC universe (But does that also apply to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character?)... So just how many possibly-too-soon reboots is it going to take for a Justice League to form?

I was intrigued by the premise of Warm Bodies...at first. But now I've had time to think on it, it just seems completely and utterly absurd. Doesn't help that I despise rom-coms to begin with though I guess.

erttheking:

Mcoffey:
I absolutely refuse to see this movie, no matter how good it is. I'm absolutely sick to death of the supernatural romance bullshit fad. Justice League looks good though. Good to keep the roster small at first. Hope they keep Ryan Reynolds as far from this project as possible.

Wait, what else has done this besides Twilight.

Underworld (Selene and Michael)
Let the Right One In (Oskar and the Vampire Eli... which on the surface gets a pass because of puppy love, but gets so much darker once you realize what it all means)
Red Riding Hood (spoilers)
Zombieland (kind of, but all Hollywood movies have to have a love interest, and it wasn't with anything supernatural)
Deadheads (zombie comes back to propose to the woman he loves)

There were a few.

Crimson_Dragoon:

Gizmo1990:
5 out of 6 is not bad for the JL movie but I would love it if they were to add the Manhunter in their. At least their is no Aquaman.

Not surprised Manhunter isn't there. Too many similarities with Superman, being the "last" of a dead alien race.

And what the hell is wrong with Aquaman? He's a badass in the comics. Seriously, the "Aquaman sucks" joke has gotten old.

I know he is a baddass. I have never been of the opinion that he sucks. I have just never liked him.

If Sasha Grey is in the Entourage movie, then it's something that I'm ok with.

whelp, between this and twilight, I guess necrophilia is now considered tolerable, even encouraged, in movies today.
Lovely thought, ain't it.

The movie seems amusing enough for me to want to see it, but it's hard to tug on the heart strings of a cynic, so we'll see how that plays out.

Anyone else see the image on the front page and thought the lead guy looks A LOT like the new Dante?

MovieBob:
Warm Bodies

Why????

Watch Video

Because Monies Bob, Because Monies.... $$$$$$

That is the one and only reason.

So nice not to hear the Bostonian accent.

huh ... was kinda expecting Bob to rip this one apart ...

and since Entourage is on a channel we don't have, nor is something we'd watch if we did, it getting a movie means nothing to me.

Bob, I think your way off with the "why the zombie craze is so big right now" thing.

It's nothing to do with fear of overpopulation, repressed racism or whatever other pseudo-intellectual silliness you mentioned. Rather it's simply an escapist fantasy where one can break free from the monotony of their day to day life, kill hoardes of mindless evil monsters (without remorse) and become the ruthless "hero of the wastes".

Why else would "Zombie Plans" be such a common thing.

I've got a feeling that the main girl lead just has necrophelia.

VanQQisH:
What the actual hell? I seriously have no idea whether I want to watch this or not. Not sure whether I could make through the sitting if it's parodying Twilight, even if it's just a parody.

I'd pretty much try and avoid it. I'm kind of surprised MovieBob didn't get into there being all kinds of movies in this same basic vein. "Fido: Or Up With Dead People", "My Boyfriend's Back", "A Little Bit Zombie", and even the Japanese movie "Stacy" just to name a few.

The whole romance with a zombie, love bringing "alive" or being the same as being "alive" and the relationship with humans evolving around more humanistic levels is kind of old, with differant spins on the same formula. This includes movies both within the last few years, and some that go back a ways. The only thing that stands out here is this one apparently getting a mainstream theater release.

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Also on an unrelated note (for anyone listening or who cares), I think Bob's "Why" question can be answered simply through popularity. "The Entourage" is one of those "hip" shows of the moment that has been deemed popular enough to get a movie, which is probably going to amount to a two hours episode of the series with a higher than normal budget. It's very similar to why "Sex In The City" got a movie, to which I had a similar reaction.

ObsidianJones:

erttheking:

Mcoffey:
I absolutely refuse to see this movie, no matter how good it is. I'm absolutely sick to death of the supernatural romance bullshit fad.

Wait, what else has done this besides Twilight.

Underworld (Selene and Michael)
Let the Right One In (Oskar and the Vampire Eli... which on the surface gets a pass because of puppy love, but gets so much darker once you realize what it all means)
Red Riding Hood (spoilers)
Zombieland (kind of, but all Hollywood movies have to have a love interest, and it wasn't with anything supernatural)
Deadheads (zombie comes back to propose to the woman he loves)

There were a few.

Also, before Stephanie Meyer hit, a YA writer by the name of Amelia Atwater Rhodes was doing a series of similar books about vampire & werewolf clans in a New England town. And before there was Amelia Atwater Rhodes, there was Annette Curtis Klause, who did books like The Silver Kiss & the horribly-adapted-for-film Blood and Chocolate. EDIT--There was also a series called Twitches (get it, teen witches) and I think Silver Ravenwolf had a teen neopagan book out as well. Point is, lots of specific YA books led to Twilight.

So, it's a full length version of that final Shaun of the Dead joke?

Gizmo1990:
5 out of 6 is not bad for the JL movie but I would love it if they were to add the Manhunter in their. At least their is no Aquaman.

What's wrong with Aquaman? Super strength, can swim 100mph, can summon any sea life from anywhere? I know the cartoon made him into a joke but he's actually quite a good character. Seriously, once he made a whale just jump up out of a tank and smash somebody.

Milk:
Bob, I think your way off with the "why the zombie craze is so big right now" thing.

It's nothing to do with fear of overpopulation, repressed racism or whatever other pseudo-intellectual silliness you mentioned. Rather it's simply an escapist fantasy where one can break free from the monotony of their day to day life, kill hoardes of mindless evil monsters (without remorse) and become the ruthless "hero of the wastes".

Why else would "Zombie Plans" be such a common thing.

Agreed, it's probably one of the main draws, but I do think it's not the only one. The points Bob took up probably goes into the zermbie cocktail as well.

One idea for a zombie film I'd like to see some day is one where we follow some people and their various zombie plans. Life is ridiculously unfair, and it'd be entertaining in a grim kind of way to see a well armed, well prepared individual get killed by tripping or springing a booby trap, and some sods who didn't prepare ends up taking care of his supplies. Luck or lack thereof would probably be a big deciding factor after all.

A lot of internet zombie plans seem to revolve around dressing up like Mad Max, ride around in a big car, picking up chicks and fleeing to an island/build a stronghold somewhere. It'd be interesting to take a few at random and see how they'd hold up.

It would probably recieve a few webforum broadsides, such a film, but I'd certainly see it.

Milk:
Bob, I think your way off with the "why the zombie craze is so big right now" thing.

It's nothing to do with fear of overpopulation, repressed racism or whatever other pseudo-intellectual silliness you mentioned. Rather it's simply an escapist fantasy where one can break free from the monotony of their day to day life, kill hoardes of mindless evil monsters (without remorse) and become the ruthless "hero of the wastes".

Why else would "Zombie Plans" be such a common thing.

That argument fails when you consider the following question: But why is it big NOW and not before?
Zombie plans are relatively new. Before they were a thing the go to fantasy was world conquering plans.
The question is not why thing A is fun, it why thing A is popular in a particular place in a certain time.

Vausch:

Gizmo1990:
5 out of 6 is not bad for the JL movie but I would love it if they were to add the Manhunter in their. At least their is no Aquaman.

What's wrong with Aquaman? Super strength, can swim 100mph, can summon any sea life from anywhere? I know the cartoon made him into a joke but he's actually quite a good character. Seriously, once he made a whale just jump up out of a tank and smash somebody.

I really need to change that post and explain better. I know that he is a badass but I have never liked him. Don't know why, just do not like the guy. I think it is more that I like the other members of the JL better.

I wish Raven will be in this the Justice League movie even though she was rejected by them so it is unlikely. I live in hope, maybe a Titans movie if the Justice League one is successful.

I have no idea what Entourage is, nor do I have any clue about why Bob is so at a loss for words. :/

In regards to the movie, it looks and sounds intriguing enough to a look, but I'm not into the whole "romantic comedy" thing, even if it does blend genres like this.

Gizmo1990:

Vausch:

Gizmo1990:
5 out of 6 is not bad for the JL movie but I would love it if they were to add the Manhunter in their. At least their is no Aquaman.

What's wrong with Aquaman? Super strength, can swim 100mph, can summon any sea life from anywhere? I know the cartoon made him into a joke but he's actually quite a good character. Seriously, once he made a whale just jump up out of a tank and smash somebody.

I really need to change that post and explain better. I know that he is a badass but I have never liked him. Don't know why, just do not like the guy. I think it is more that I like the other members of the JL better.

Eh, fair enough. Person is allowed to just not prefer a character.

I was pretty skeptical going in to this movie, but Warm Bodies actually works really well. It helps that I'm always a fan of star-crossed lovers scenarios anyway, but for once they provided a compelling solution to the following problem: 'you have two Hollywood-attractive young people who are both single in a room together for an extended period of time. Why aren't they boning?' Well, what if one of them is both a bumbling nerd and a zombie, and the other one's a scared zombie hunter?

The actors actually have to act, all the principals have multi-faceted personalities and there's some genuine pathos for the zombies even when they go out hunting for human brains. And, frankly, there's some great chemistry between R and Julie (yep, they're serious. For the literate out there, R's best friend is also named 'Marcus'). Really entertaining film with some pretty good zombie gags too. If you're going to get dragged to the movies by your girlfriend for Valentine's day, this is both a great date movie and fun to watch. Plus, you gettin' laid that night.

Sylveria:
Nice Justice League line up. Guy who's movie bombed (though I found it tolerable), girl who's TV show was canceled before the first episode aired, Superman, guy who's movies ended with him basically retiring cause he was presumed dead, and a character no one has cared about since the cartoon got cancelled.

It's gonna be really funny if the first thing the JL movie does is undo what happened in TDKR

Completely different universe than the Dark Knight series (last I checked atleast)

mattttherman3:
I'm thinking that JL will get more viewers if they use John Stewart (because of the animated show) instead of Hal Jordan. You know, get some diversity in there.

And so they can say "remember Green Lantern? Yeah, we're hoping to forget it too."

The problem with zombies is that while technically scary in any modern zombie apocalypse there's so many damned guns just laying around that any survivors can easily kill them. This is probably highlighted in Zombieland in that while a more or less serious movie they really made light of the zombie killing part.

So if a movie wants to make zombies scary again maybe they could try a different time period? The more primitive the survivors weapons, the more deadly the shambling hoardes becomes.

Isn't this basically ripping off the premise of Otto, or Up With Dead People, but less pornographic and more cutesy?

On the subject of Entourage, I don't particularly mind the concept of a movie. I found the few episodes of the show that I watched (on an airplane) fairly innocuous and if they're planning it as some sort of conclusion for the series then good for them. They did it that way with a show I actually liked, The Inbetweeners (at least until the sequel was announced half a year ago), and it's not like they're doing a serious adaptation of the Springtime for Hitler broadway show from The Producers (the one from the original script mind you, not the one they turned it into to make a flop out of it).

Captcha: never give up

That's... ominous.

Lilani:
I've never seen any of Entourage and I'm only vaguely aware of it...I take it that's a good thing?

I enjoyed the hell out of Entourage until the last season. The first few seasons were genuinely clever and, outside of Vince who was the most borin person on the planet, had likeable characters. Even Turtle who was genuinely useless had his moments of awesomeness.

Bob probably just dislikes the idea for the same reason he hates the American Pie movies regardless of what its subject matter is. The people in it or the people who enjoy it remind him of the people that picked on him when he was a kid and therefore anyone who likes this type of movie/show and everyone potrayed in that movie/show are obviously dickbag jerkoffs who deserve to burn in the fiery pits of hell.

At least, thats what I assume based off how he trashed on American Reuinion for bein about the people that picked on him in high school.

I had that same "why" reaction to the posters for Smurfs 2.

As for this, the trailer came off why too stockholm syndrome for me.

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