Runtime: 97 minutes
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, John Malkovich
Zombie meets girl, zombie doesn’t eat girl. A romantic comedy film.
The film is based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion.
I resisted watching this for the longest time. The whole, ‘turn a monster into love interest’, thing irritated me from the start.
A romance story featuring a zombie?! Nope!
I was convinced that I was going to hate this film from the start. And… I actually enjoyed it.
Nicholas Hoult carries this film and completely overshadows all other actors. To be fair, he is the main character so that isn’t too much of an issue. He’s witty in deadpan way.
If it wasn’t for him, I doubt they would have been able to pull this idea off. I’m not sure how he managed to make me think a zombie was cute, but there you go. Everyone else just seemed a little bit silly in the film, more the premise than their fault, I think.
The plot follows no scientific basis, (I’m assuming), but once you’ve accepted that the movie is tinged with a little bit of ridiculousness, you can settle back and enjoy a film that’s easy to watch.
The film is low on dramatic tension and is not going to be for people who love high action in their films.
I noticed that it has a deeper message about how technology has completely disconnected us from the real world. We’re still here, but, so glued to our tech, that we shuffle through life like, well, zombies.
To sum up, enjoyable, plot stretches your imagination to the limit, Nicholas Hoult is amazing
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes