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‘Warm Bodies’: perfect movie for his adventure, her romance

Warm Bodies, released Feb. 1, is a must see this Valentine’s Day season. Based on the novel by Isaac Marion, this box office hit surrounds the life of “R” a flesh-eating zombie living in an apocalyptic world. R yearns to be human again and after saving Julie, one of the few humans left, he begins to experience love, which sparks a dramatic change in the world they live in.

Directed by Jonathan Levine, this movie is every genre wrapped up into one entertaining cinematic adventure. It is suspenseful, funny, romantic, action packed and dramatic. The plot surrounds both human life and zombie life, which seems a bit farfetched until the end when everything come together into one epic ending that ties all the strings together.

There is a constant underlying Romeo and Juliet theme on which the love story is based. From a father that will never accept his daughter’s true love to an epic balcony, scene this movie has some obvious Shakespeare allusions, but since it involves zombies, guns, fast-paced chase scenes and the apocalypse, it’s much more entertaining.

R, played by Nicholas Hoult, communicates mainly through thought dialogue that is hilarious. This dialogue, along with the ingeniously funny one liners, makes a movie that any comedy lover will enjoy.

Julie, played by Teresa Palmer, has a disconcerting resemblance to Kristin Stewart. Her voice and looks are very similar, but her ability to show emotion sets her apart from Stewart. Palmer can actually tell jokes, smile and show compassion. She even cries a little.

Small note for the ladies, Dave Franco, James Franco’s very attractive little brother, is a supporting character.

The soundtrack is simply amazing. The contributing artists include Guns N’ Roses, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. The music is eclectic, containing songs from several genres that emphasize and enhance the key moments.

Although it is overshadowed by the overall story and humorous moments, it does get gory in a few scenes. If you don’t look away, you will definitely see brain chunks and pieces of various organs.

There is nothing else that an audience could ask for from this film. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day flick, this will please the action and gore-loving date along with the romance-loving one. Alternately, if you’re going solo, this is the perfect comedic thriller for any day of the week.

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Josh Collins
Josh Collins, Associate Editor
This one time, in Australia… Hello everyone! My name is Josh Collins, and I am an associate editor. I am a senior at Canyon High and am involved with several clubs and organizations. I am the president of Key Club, the president of National Honors Society, and am involved heavily with the American Sign Language Honor Society. I am also in the PRO program as well as the CHS End It movement. This summer I took a trip to Australia to attend a week long program at the University of Melbourne for the Young Leaders Winter Program. It was the best trip of my life, it opened my eyes to many cultural differences, and I loved every second. I also worked this summer at Ceta Canyon Methodist Church and Retreat Center. It was my second year working there and was an amazing experience. If I’m not at home napping, I am probably at Sonic or the movies. I love sushi, music, the ocean and writing! I especially love writing entertainment review and features. For college, my dream is to return to the University of Melbourne.
Jayden Beatty
Jayden Beatty, Associate Editor
Hello everyone! My name is Jayden Beatty, and I am a senior at Canyon High. I am the associate editor of the Eagles Tale this year! This is my third year on staff and I am excited to bring the students of Canyon High another year of awesome news coverage. Outside of newspaper I am the president of the Canyon High Speech and Debate team, and I am involved in several organizations such as NHS, Key Club, and HOSA. After graduation my plan is to attend college with a degree in political science and a minor in foreign policy. My ultimate goal is to one day be working in the Department of State building in Washington D.C. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends! My favorite activities are reading (usually Harry Potter) and watching movies (again usually Harry Potter). As my last year at Canyon High, I hope to make this one a great one! Thanks for reading everyone!

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