I caught a couple of the big movies opening up this weekend. Just in case you were thinking about heading to the theater to see either of them, here are my thoughts on Bullet To The Head and Warm Bodies.
St. Pierre's Review: Let's be honest with ourselves for just a minute. This movie is titled "Bullet To The Head" and it stars Sylvester Stallone. I think you can draw your own conclusions from there. It is absolutely everything you would expect it to be. There's a ton of action and a rising body count throughout, but the plot and acting are a little thin. I felt like it had a very 80's cop movie feel to it. I suppose that's fitting since the director was also behind the film "48 Hours" with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.
If you're looking for some good straight forward action, and some great fights between Stallone and bad guy, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian), "Bullet To The Head" will absolutely satisfy your craving and a trip to the theater will not be a waste of money. Stallone looks like he's still beefing up. Perhaps for another Expendables sequel? I can only hope.
St. Pierre's Review: I can already hear people groaning about another zombie flick. "Warm Bodies" changes things up, though. It's not your typical zombies eating brains movie. Well, not exactly. It puts a different spin on the traditional ideas of zombies and asks the question of what might happen if they could actually think and feel. I can still hear you groaning. Don't give up hope yet.
R, played by Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy, X-Men: First Class) narrates Warm Bodies as he wanders aimlessly through the days. This is definitely a first. We've always been trained to believe zombies are dead and have one goal in mind. Eating people. R questions whether there is something more out there. He discovers that there is when he meets Julie, played by Teresa Palmer (Take Me Home Tonight, I Am Number Four). Call it love at first sight, but R feels something different when he sees Julie. Whether she realizes it or not, she just may be a cure for the zombies of the world.
"Warm Bodies" is good fun. There are so many opportunities for it to take a turn into the world of cheesy romantic comedies, but it never gets that far. I laughed a lot and just had a very enjoyable time in the theater. This is definitely geared to a younger audience, but I still think it's very entertaining. Could be a great date movie.