Wow, a horror comedy that actually delivers not just on laughs but is actually genre savvy with an engaging story and characters. Hoult is very good here as the young zombie finding his humanity; but the whole ensemble is well cast. Soundtrack is just awesome with well chosen music placement throughout.
To people who already read the book, was it really this cheesy? Or perhaps it is poorly adapted?? What's with that typical "Oh-Look-Our-Love-Conquers-Everything" epic ending? Cheesy as hell. I cringed because i was buying the first 4 minute of it and because of the idea that was actually pretty good. But then: what the fuck? Well, if you take the whole thing you see as joke, this can be entertaining, though
A charming and light horror-comedy blend from an inoffensive young director. Although it was sweet at times, and had quite a few funny moments, its identity is lost in PG limbo. Perhaps it needed a little more crude humour (considering how much the plot allows for) and some more emphasis on the zombie violence for it to truly shine? Either way, it was ultimately a neat little film. And, Teresa Palmer is a beauty.
This film did everything but blow me out of the water in terms of expectations. Not only was I proven wrong about zombie movies in general, but it made me think twice about how we live our lives as human beings, taking a second look at the things that may be small but matter just as much. That is what this film is about. Don't listen to the naysayers that say it's boring. It takes a lot to get 5 stars out of me.