Reviews: ‘Warm Bodies’ & ‘Bullet to the Head’

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Am I the only one flabbergasted that “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” is Number 1 at the box office right now? I still haven’t watched it yet, but I’ve heard from several colleagues that it’s terrible, and not in the awesomely bad way. Did you like the film? Leave me a comment telling me why you enjoyed it so much. Maybe you’ll convince me to give it a shot.

This week’s “Weekend Movie Preview” column has my reviews of the horror comedy “Warm Bodies” and the Stallone action picture “Bullet to the Head.” Which one do you think I liked better considering that I love zombies? You might be surprised. Read more my friends.

 

Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .

2 thoughts on “Reviews: ‘Warm Bodies’ & ‘Bullet to the Head’

  • February 2, 2013 at 9:07 am
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    If I hadn’t seen wither film, your ratings would surprise me. However I saw warm Bodies yesterday (posted a review too) so your review seems right on the money.

    “He talks a lot, which is amusing, because how often do you get to know what zombies are thinking?”

    Um never, because zombies can’t think. The fact that he was a zombie was so arbitrary. They wanted to make a rom-com but needed a way to make it different. Let’s make one a zombie, but then not act like a zombie. The movie didn’t even have the courage to follow through on its own premise.

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    • February 2, 2013 at 10:02 am
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      I’ll have to check out your review. I’ve definitely seen films like Dead Heat and Return of the Living Dead where zombies don’t act like typical zombies (i.e. talking and thinking), so I guess that didn’t bother me too much. I would agree that it didn’t follow through on its premise as much as it should have. Overall I think it was lazily written for people in the late teens – early twenties group who don’t know any better.

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