Warm Bodies. All I knew about it was that the first time I heard of it people called it, "Twilight with zombies". The very idea made me angry in that irrationally stupid way where you can't articulate exactly what's wrong with a thing, only that it just is
. Accordingly, I refused to learn anything more about it and avoided any discussion relating to the movie.
Then I saw a trailer for it at the theater. Why is the narration funny? Why are these zombies making me smirk? Why are there putrid skeletons chasing people? Why didn't anyone mention putrid skeletons?
This trailer single-handedly got me to agree to go see the movie with the rest of my family. I was surprised. Not only was it funny, not only was it entertaining, but it didn't remind me at all of what I knew about Twilight. In fact, the girl wants no part of the situation whatsoever
. "You're a zombie- hell no!" This was a good example of a movie that knew what it was, knew what it wanted to do with that knowledge, and pulled it off well. This was a plain case of the internet finding a thing, taking the worst example of that thing, pinning that example onto the face of the thing, and b***hing about it in comment sections and forums. The only thing you should trust about the internet is that it's generally untrustworthy.
Zombieland with a romantic main plot and no Twinkies, pretty much.