First eight minutes of Warm Bodies
The first eight minutes of Warm Bodies has appeared online and can be viewed right here. It's an interesting eight minutes and actually I can see the usefulness of showing it as part of the film's marketing because it needs to get through an important concept for the film:
Zombies aren't dead. They can still think and function to some degree as they used to and there's something that they can become that even their seemingly lifeless minds are scared off. Once you have that concept, you'll be hooked on the idea of the film.
Warm Bodies is directed and adapted by Jonathan Levine from the Isaac Marion novel and stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Rob Corddry. It tells the story of Hoult's character who is already a zombie in a world that has become infected. After eating the brains of a young man he absorbs some of his memories and feelings and falls in love with a living girl and suddenly the world begins to shift.
It's billed as changing the genre of zombie films and I'm sure if you've already seen some trailers, read the book or even heard some things you probably know already how it's going to do this, I certainly do.
The eight minutes of the film don't spoil anything but they do present the idea of the story well, even if it doesn't sit well with me. I can't quite put my finger on why it isn't working and seems a little odd but it's something to do with the whole idea of the mind still being intact and yet the body functioning as a zombie, perhaps the full film will sort it out for me.
See if you take to the story through the opening eight minutes which comes through Fandango and First Showing: