Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Warm Bodies 

A Shakespeare adaptation I recall that struck me is the movie Warm Bodies. It was released 2013 and is and is considered a romantic comedy. The movie closely parallels the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. The plot follows a zombie named, R, who wonders an airport after the world ended due to a zombie virus. A living survivor named Julie meets R when he and a pack of zombies are out for a hunt. The two start a strange and unexpected romance as R starts to regain his humanity little by little. 

This adaptation struck me because it was such a weird and surprising genre to link Shakespeare to. It was an entertaining movie that utilized elements of a love story between a "Romeo" and a "Juliet". Staying true to the original play, Warm Bodies has a notable balcony scene in which R calls down to Juliet warning her about approaching zombies. Warm Bodies is a unique and interesting way to interpret Shakespeare and remains memorable to this day 

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