Escape to the Movies: Warm Bodies

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TheSaw:
I'm quite surprised by this, I thought it was gonna be horrible and be the next Twilight.
Girlfriend wants to see it, so I'm not too fussed that I'm getting dragged to the cinema to see it, I might enjoy it with an open mind.

And dat intro.

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That picture made me laugh really, really hard, and I don't know why. (Dammit, I just made it worse.)

OT: Wow, you might have convinced me to see the film. I figured it would be Twilight-style badness.

I am shocked this is any good. I was expecting it to be awful.

Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Huh, well that does sound surprisingly good, won't quite get past my overall tiredness of zombies though.

nd I know next to nothing about Entourage... but I am now very afraid.

canadamus_prime:
Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

leviadragon99:

canadamus_prime:
Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

I was interested and I still am. I'll be checking this one out.

As for Entourage I say yay. I really liked the show and considering how it ended it will be nice to see what happened to Ari Gold and Johnny Drama.

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

canadamus_prime:
Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

No they are just walking non decomposing corpses.

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

canadamus_prime:
Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

Depends on the lore, some are very much rotting ambulatory corpses.

The vampires getting memories from drinking blood wasn't invented by Underworld; the Vampire: the Masquerade RPG did it first, which was one of the reasons White Wolf Publishing sued the movie at the time. Although, my memory's hazy, but the memories thing might even go back as far as Anne Rice's books. Whom we can ultimately trace most modern "vampire as sympathetic protagonist" stories back to.

Winnosh:

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

No they are just walking non decomposing corpses.

Which makes it easier it ignore the corpse part.

Commissar Sae:

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

Depends on the lore, some are very much rotting ambulatory corpses.

True enough, I suppose.

Thunderous Cacophony:
And as for "why", Bob, it's because it good good reviews and made a boatload of cash, which is what you want in a movie-making property.

Yeeeeeah, but sadly, financial success and even positive reviews don't make it good for a movie. It's kinda difficult to watch...

...wait up...

Aren't you the guy from the Cracked comments section? Hm. Never knew you had a last name. Welcome to the Escapist, my incredibly quick-posting friend.

EDIT:
Waaaaaaaaait up. I misread your join date.
Well...Even so....Hi, Cracked guy.

OT: No Martian Manhunter, no Justice League.

I hope that's not the JL roster, or else they'll produce another Green Lantern to set up for the team-up. Does anyone really want that? I know Bob doesn't.

this sounds like a really interesting film as a zombie junky and a big fan of parodys (when their done right) i thought this was gona be just another "vampires bite" but after this review im definitly going to check it out :)

- Zombie eats the girl's boyfriend.
- Zombie obtains memories from boyfriend's brain.
- Zombie falls for the girl.
- Girl falls for the zombie.

... .. WHAT.

That's, so... wrong. I, lol. Sorry, sorry. *ahem* I find it ridiculously hard to imagine that a girl falls in love with a zombie who ate her boyfriend's brain right in front of her (or just killed him, ether way.) That's basically a slap in the face towards guys thinking if they died, the girl would just move on. Can be the other way around, but wow that feels utterly ... silly, in a very unrealistic way. I can tolerate the "love cures zombies into becoming human" but the "zombie killed your boyfriend, oh well I shall replace him with his murderer" .. ppft what??

Not going to see this, the movie already brushed me the wrong way. Sorry guys.

OK, so MAYBE I should read all the other posts, but how come no one has mentioned iZombie in regards to this movie? The premise is quite similar... Unless that too stole it from Underworld? That would suck, I don't think iZombie is bad at all, but maybe it's just me that thinks that.

I see that you liked the movie, Bob, but nothing you said made me want to see it. Which is good, actually.

Caramel Frappe:
That's, so... wrong. I, lol. Sorry, sorry. *ahem* I find it ridiculously hard to imagine that a girl falls in love with a zombie who ate her boyfriend's brain right in front of her (or just killed him, ether way.) That's basically a slap in the face towards guys thinking if they died, the girl would just move on. Can be the other way around, but wow that feels utterly ... silly, in a very unrealistic way. I can tolerate the "love cures zombies into becoming human" but the "zombie killed your boyfriend, oh well I shall replace him with his murderer" .. ppft what??

Hm. Girls flocking to the dominant males? Nothing new here.

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

canadamus_prime:
Sorry, I can't get over the undercurrent of necrophilia.

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

Nor is this guy once he starts turning human, for that matter, he's clearly not particularly decomposed even in the period during which he's still a zombie.

I mean yeah, it's still all sorts of creepy, but as a satire, it's just pointing out how creepy the twilightesque stuff is when you really break it down and think about it.

Caramel Frappe:
- Zombie eats the girl's boyfriend.
- Zombie obtains memories from boyfriend's brain.
- Zombie falls for the girl.
- Girl falls for the zombie.

... .. WHAT.

That's, so... wrong. I, lol. Sorry, sorry. *ahem* I find it ridiculously hard to imagine that a girl falls in love with a zombie who ate her boyfriend's brain right in front of her (or just killed him, ether way.) That's basically a slap in the face towards guys thinking if they died, the girl would just move on. Can be the other way around, but wow that feels utterly ... silly, in a very unrealistic way. I can tolerate the "love cures zombies into becoming human" but the "zombie killed your boyfriend, oh well I shall replace him with his murderer" .. ppft what??

Not going to see this, the movie already brushed me the wrong way. Sorry guys.

Well (having just seen it)
SPOILER: READ AT OWN RISK

FINAL WARNING

It kinda reminds me of "Zombie Hunters" webcomic
With their healthy-infected dynamic and with potential to heal full zombies

Caramel Frappe:
- Zombie eats the girl's boyfriend.
- Zombie obtains memories from boyfriend's brain.
- Zombie falls for the girl.
- Girl falls for the zombie.

... .. WHAT.

That's, so... wrong. I, lol. Sorry, sorry. *ahem* I find it ridiculously hard to imagine that a girl falls in love with a zombie who ate her boyfriend's brain right in front of her (or just killed him, ether way.) That's basically a slap in the face towards guys thinking if they died, the girl would just move on. Can be the other way around, but wow that feels utterly ... silly, in a very unrealistic way. I can tolerate the "love cures zombies into becoming human" but the "zombie killed your boyfriend, oh well I shall replace him with his murderer" .. ppft what??

Not going to see this, the movie already brushed me the wrong way. Sorry guys.

Because nothing like that ever happened in real life?
Really? I have seen plenty of times that non-lethal violence brings attention of the girl.
Simplest scenario- boy A gets beaten by boy B, then girl A ditches the boy A in favor of boy B.
I would like to say it is rare, but sadly it isn't :(

FelixG:
Well (having just seen it)
SPOILER: READ AT OWN RISK

FINAL WARNING

blackrave:
Because nothing like that ever happened in real life?
Really? I have seen plenty of times that non-lethal violence brings attention of the girl.
Simplest scenario- boy A gets beaten by boy B, then girl A ditches the boy A in favor of boy B.
I would like to say it is rare, but sadly it isn't :(

Understandable, thus I can't deny it happens a lot ether in real life but why would this be in a movie?

That makes me distant from the protagonists and possibly dislike them in the process. If you're a movie director, you do not want to go in that direction unless you want the characters to stand out that way. You're not going to win fans over by having a girl do that, only to lead up with her falling for the dude who murdered her boyfriend. That's still unrealistic to me, to a degree it breaks the immersion. In real life, it takes way longer to forgive someone that did such a crime then even considering to befriend that person.

Besides that, reality can suit a movie and if done right.. I can see that being one of the character's flaws only to mature from it and do the right thing. But, if that's not included you're going to brush people off like "Wow did that just happen? I'm not liking the main characters anymore what a low move." I've seen movies attempt this to many times and makes me have a bad impression of characters like you would for people in real life who do these kinds of things. Again, if done right I can respect and grow attached to the protagonists but as far as I see it .. this is a moment of disbelief. That, and she's in love with a zombie = dead guy who's decaying. Sort of gross but that's just me.

Caramel Frappe:

Understandable, thus I can't deny it happens a lot ether in real life but why would this be in a movie?

That makes me distant from the protagonists and possibly dislike them in the process. If you're a movie director, you do not want to go in that direction unless you want the characters to stand out that way. You're not going to win fans over by having a girl do that, only to lead up with her falling for the dude who murdered her boyfriend. That's still unrealistic to me, to a degree it breaks the immersion. In real life, it takes way longer to forgive someone that did such a crime then even considering to befriend that person.

Besides that, reality can suit a movie and if done right.. I can see that being one of the character's flaws only to mature from it and do the right thing. But, if that's not included you're going to brush people off like "Wow did that just happen? I'm not liking the main characters anymore what a low move." I've seen movies attempt this to many times and makes me have a bad impression of characters like you would for people in real life who do these kinds of things. Again, if done right I can respect and grow attached to the protagonists but as far as I see it .. this is a moment of disbelief. That, and she's in love with a zombie = dead guy who's decaying. Sort of gross but that's just me.

Time turns kind of nebulous in the movie, it goes for days or as long as a couple of weeks depending on how much time they skipped, which seems like a decent bit.

And one could argue that it wasnt him that murdered the boyfriend, as he changed significantly from near beast to person again because of her (and thanks to her boyfriends memories)
but.. OMG MORE SPOILERS

1) I don't get the Entourage hate. It was a pretty entertaining show with great laugh out loud moments(especially in the later seasons). Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold and the Johnny Drama alone are more than enough reasons to watch it. Then there's the Aquaman season. And Emanuelle Chriqui!

2)Warm Bodies sounds like a charming movie. A rom-com with zombies looks like something both me and my gf can enjoy.

3)I dig the Justice League line-up. Everybody knows who Batman is, Superman's getting rebooted and will be re-established, the Green Lantern film was kinda bad but made people aware of him and it shouldn't take long to explain the concept of a space cop to audiences in the JL movie.As for Flash and Wonder Woman, it would be pretty easy to introduce one of them as our point of view character (kinda like Wolverine in the first X-Men) and an origin movie would not be necessary. In the right hands, the film could work really well.

i thought a love story between a zombie and a human was already retarded.
but then love cures you?

yeah, fuck you too movie

also:

i blame rebecca mayes

Bob, Zulu? I get your point, but anybody who hasn't seen that movie and now sees the its poster associated with a zombie movie, but in an imperialistic racist tone, will get the wrong impression about it. Being made when it was made, in the country where it was made, about a sensitive issue, I think that Zulu was a superb movie and the producers took great pain and effort to make it as race-less as you could get. It's a war movie unlike any other even by today's standards, a "Helm's Deep" where you actually fear and respect the orcs. I've seen it a long time ago but it made me see the real Zulus as something else than just idiots with spears and skirts. If it did have a fault it was to make the Brits too endearing. I think the movie was less about protecting civilization from the "Savage man" (which granted, is how people saw things back in 188x) and more about the Brits coming to terms with loosing their empire and trying to win face by saying "we were wrong anyway, in a National Geographic modern way".

leviadragon99:

canadamus_prime:

leviadragon99:

Pretty sure that's part of the point of the "mosters as love interests" satire. Hell, you could point the exact same finger at Twilight and every bit of media that's ever had human/Vampire romance ever.

Yeah, but vampires aren't walking decomposing corpses.

Nor is this guy once he starts turning human, for that matter, he's clearly not particularly decomposed even in the period during which he's still a zombie.

I mean yeah, it's still all sorts of creepy, but as a satire, it's just pointing out how creepy the twilightesque stuff is when you really break it down and think about it.

Yeah, I suppose that's true.

Sean951:
Entourage is was a parody show about Hollywood and was apparently quite good. The problem with making a movie is that, well, there isn't much there as I understand it.

Bob hates douche-based shows because he was bullied, so he has a butt-hurt vendetta about them. What's wrong with this is that Entourage does the douche thing but is sincere about it as well, the main rising-star character is actually a really good guy and an honourable man of principle, his friends are all leeches and assholes and that's why it's funny. That being said I've only seen like three episodes, so maybe I shouldn't act like I know all about it.

MovieBob:
Warm Bodies

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The whole "eats brains for the memory's" was used in the awesome Vertigo comic iZombie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IZOMBIE

Milk:
It's nothing to do with fear of overpopulation, repressed racism or whatever other pseudo-intellectual silliness you mentioned.

Wow, you guys really are looking for any excuse to harp on Bob, aren't you?

MrGalactus:

Thunderous Cacophony:
And as for "why", Bob, it's because it good good reviews and made a boatload of cash, which is what you want in a movie-making property.

Yeeeeeah, but sadly, financial success and even positive reviews don't make it good for a movie. It's kinda difficult to watch...

...wait up...

Aren't you the guy from the Cracked comments section? Hm. Never knew you had a last name. Welcome to the Escapist, my incredibly quick-posting friend.

EDIT:
Waaaaaaaaait up. I misread your join date.
Well...Even so....Hi, Cracked guy.

OT: No Martian Manhunter, no Justice League.

Indeed I am; Cracked thought my last name was too long. And who, pray tell, are you?

And as for Martian Manhunter, I'm disappointed too. On the other hand, Doctor Strange is getting a movie, so I have hopes the Manhunter may yet see the silver screen.

Thunderous Cacophony:

MrGalactus:

Thunderous Cacophony:
And as for "why", Bob, it's because it good good reviews and made a boatload of cash, which is what you want in a movie-making property.

Yeeeeeah, but sadly, financial success and even positive reviews don't make it good for a movie. It's kinda difficult to watch...

...wait up...

Aren't you the guy from the Cracked comments section? Hm. Never knew you had a last name. Welcome to the Escapist, my incredibly quick-posting friend.

EDIT:
Waaaaaaaaait up. I misread your join date.
Well...Even so....Hi, Cracked guy.

OT: No Martian Manhunter, no Justice League.

Indeed I am; Cracked thought my last name was too long. And who, pray tell, are you?

And as for Martian Manhunter, I'm disappointed too. On the other hand, Doctor Strange is getting a movie, so I have hopes the Manhunter may yet see the silver screen.

STRANGE MOVIE? Cooooooooool. Marvel is on a roll. Maybe they'll tease it at the end of Iron Man 3. Big twist: The Mandarin is really Dormammu...or something.

On Cracked, and pretty much every website except this one, I'm THEJORRRG. I comment on most articles, but not til a day or so after they've been out.

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

Apparently the JL movie will be in an completely different universe to the recent batman films. it will instead use the same universe as the new superman movie and a batman reboot.

I saw this just today...Didn't even comment on the romeo and juliet thing? or was it too obvious?
Pretty good movie for a romance/horror/drama, there were a few things made made no sense to me but nothing that jepardises the plot.

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