Genre: Comedy / Horror / Romance
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Jonathan Levine, Isaac Marion
Producer: Summit Entertainment, Make Movies, Mandeville Films
Cast: Nicolas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Cory Hardrict
Tagline: Bros before brains
The world's population is slowly becoming an undead horde, however R, is a young and odd zombie who thinks. While feeding on humans one day, R meets Julie (still human) and suddenly has an urge to protect her. What happens is the start of a very strange and warm relationship that allows R to begin having his human side back. Soon, this strange phenomenon is spreading in the undead population.... which brings about another issue they have to challenge that would threaten their friendship.
Okay, seems like today is filled with really interesting films that is infused with something deeper.
This film may seem comedic on the surface but if you actually look past or go "exhume" the film... you get to see that it's actually deep.
Being a Zombie is a metaphor for people living a life without color, without passion, and a life that takes it as it is with no questions, cautionary. It's also a life where one forgets who he/she really is.
Being a bonie on the other hand are people who gave up or can be that part of self which buys fear, our shadow, the dark force.
This is actually beyond apocalyptic but is actually an awakening veiled.
There are many references to remembrance, forgetting, triggers, and the 100th monkey concept plays as well, and that change can often just come from one person and a small group of individuals who are crazy enough to challenge the norm and who does not fit the "norm".
Also, music plays an important role to the person here...
And this also shows that whenever there's change, there's always a counter-force, when your Imaginal self steps in.
this movie reminds me of this: "“Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system. ” - Sam Keen