Monday, February 4, 2013

'Warm Bodies' heats up box office

Hoult as R, courtesy Summit
We weren’t surprised that the dead would dominate the weekend’s box office. The "Twilight with zombies" movie Warm Bodies starring Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) ex Nicholas Hoult took the top spot with $20 million.

It probably didn’t hurt that this ZWP film appealed to a female audience and there was a certain "big game" on this weekend. Based on the book by Isaac Marion, the paranormal romantic comedy tells the tale of "R" who is slowly transformed by the power of love he feels for a beautiful young woman named "Julie," whom he is compelled to save from his fellow zombies. Hmmm ... R and Julie ... Romeo and Juliet?

The film earned decent reviews and a 76 percent "Fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

So it’s the third weekend in a row that a paranormal-themed film has dominated the box office. Last week’s winner was Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and the week before was Mama.

Which of these films did you see? What are your thoughts of the popularity of these parafilms?

-Larissa Mrykalo