Written February 02, 2013
The zombie romance formula is a new one, that's for sure. Outside the zombie part and the romance part, what's left is just plain weird. There are so many plot holes that play-wise, this is Swiss cheese, with emphasis on cheese. The film had a shot at being more, much more. Still, as bubblegum features go, this one went. If you're an older teen looking for something to do on date night, this movie slightly fits the bill. For all others, I'd recommend you reconsider. You'll be glad you did.
Written December 19, 2014
I took my (reluctant) 73 year old mother with me to see this film and get her out of the house. She was laughing along with everyone else, and of course it was a light attendance-since it was the matinee at our local mall. I knew Nicholas Hoult from About a Boy, of course, but have also seen him in A Single Man and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The action movies he is credited with, I have not seen.
I have been impressed with him, and let me say-this young British actor is an up and comer. Already, everything he touches turns to gold. He was delightful, sympathetic and funny in this touching zombie movie that is anything but traditional. There is a genuine story line, superb acting by all, but again he is one to watch.
I recommend it most highly and if I can convince my middle aged boyfriend to see it I will be happy to go again!
Written November 30, 2014
The movie is a fun twist to the Zombie genre, and a great "couples movie". If your girlfriend doesn't like "real" zombie splatter movies this would be a great alternative :)
So, my conclusion is that its, um, "cute", but nothing spectacular hence the so-so rating. Go if you're looking have a good night with your girlfriend. If you're looking for a masterpiece this isnt it.
Written February 02, 2013
So I have to be honest, I walked out of the theatre amused but not impressed with anything. As other's have said the best way to describe this film is "cute". Typical fantasy character male (this time a zombie instead of a vampire or werewolf) falls for female human (played by a strong, can shoot-while-running blonde). The typical story continues where their relationships turns the entire rest of the "world" upside down and they have to deal with the consequences. Typical story line, over used plot. But unique idea because its a zombie instead of a vampire. Go for the few laughs, the music, and the reasonable acting, but not for a plot that gives you any twists or whiplash.
Written January 30, 2015
Went to the premiere last night, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was still a zombie film with some definite gory action going on, but it was witty, funny, and unique. I would highly recommend.