Zombie Rom-Com Will Pull at Your Heartstrings
The reviews are in: "Warm Bodies" breathes new life into two tired genres, the apocalyptic horror film and the hackneyed romance.
Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of new movies playing at theaters in the south metro area: Burnsville's Paragon Odyssey, Marcus Rosemount Cinema, Apple Valley’s Carmike Cinema and Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo.
New this weekend:
One sentence plot: A funny new twist on the classic, boy-meets-girl love story, 'Warm Bodies' is a poignant tale about the power of human connection.
Moviefone viewer score: 89
"When this undead Romeo meets perky survivalist Julie, one of the few human holdouts in a post-apocalyptic world, we have the makings of the most agreeable paranormal romance since Seth Grahame-Smith’s 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' crawled up the New York Times bestseller list." Star Tribune Full Review
"Hoult's genuinely awkward charm and Palmer's tomboyish wholesomeness disarm an audience overfamiliar with this story. The two ably communicate the primitive and irrational feelings of falling in love." New York Daily News Full review
"In doing a little genre bending of romantic schmaltz and horror cheese—some fundamental zombie mythology is turned on its head—the film breathes amusing new life into both." Los Angeles Times Full review
Also in Town
Bullet to the Head
One sentence plot: A hitman (Sylvester Stallone) and a New York cop team up to get revenge on the killers who murdered their old partners in this action thriller from veteran tough-guy filmmaker Walter Hill
Moviefone viewer score: 55
"Like the amped up comeback tour of two rockers who had their heyday sometime in the mid-'80s, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (48 HRS., The Warriors) join forces for a hard-hitting exercise in beefy, brainless fun with the New Orleans-set actioner Bullet to the Head." Hollywood Reporter Full review
"Sly can still fill a too-tight polo shirt at 66 - in the same way Jack LaLanne did in his later years. But no amount of movie magic can make him pass for a lethal and nimble juggernaut." Philadelphia Inquirer Full review