First off I will have to give props to a certain crew that I don't think I've ever given props to and that would be the makeup department. The zombie corpses all looked fantastic and realistic. And speaking of zombies, the CGI bonies also looked pretty good. And of course, going along with good makeup had to be good people under the makeup. The zombie acting was really good. All the acting, for that matter, was pretty good, especially the two leads - Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. Nicholas Hoult is The Beast in X-Men: First Class, which I didn't even know until I looked it up afterwards. Once again, props to the makeup department for making great looking zombies. Hoult was doing the narrating for the movie as well, speaking in first person as his zombie character and that made things interesting as we went back and forth from his cohesive thoughts to him trying his hardest to express himself through words with his limited vocal abilities. And Teresa Palmer certainly did a great job of being the pretty female character. What made things better was that she was a smart, useful, AND pretty. You don't often get that in a movie girlfriend. If you don't know Teresa Palmer, she is also the blonde girl in I Am Number Four, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Bedtime Stories. Before I move on from actors, while a lot of the crew does a great job, in addition to who I've previously mentioned, I have to give a shoutout to John Malkovich as Julie's (Teresa Palmer) dad. In terms of pure acting, he was probably the best in the movie. Finally, I have to give props to the music. This movie went back and forth from being serious and funny quite a bit and the music is what really helped pull that off.
Overall, though, I think this is a great movie. When you talk about Valentine's Day, it's usually the case where a guy somewhat reluctantly takes his girl to see a chick flick. He doesn't really enjoy the movie, but he enjoys being with his girl and scoring brownie points because he took her to that movie. With Warm Bodies it is not quite that way. The girls will enjoy it because it has the romance story line and the guys will like it because of the zombie action in it, so you get the both of best worlds. A perfect Valentine's Day movie in my opinion. I give it an 8 out of 10.