Charismatic, funny and subtle with just the right punch – this film is about a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) narrating his life living with fellow zombies in an abandoned airport after a seemingly medical apocalypse separating the un-dead and the very small number of humans living in a walled city. Off to look for humans (for food,) R’s group encountered a group of humans on a mission to scavenge medical supplies from an abandon warehouse. On that raid, R killed a young man and eats his brain, absorbing his memories (which according to him earlier – eating the brains of their victims make them more alive.) He then sees the young man’s girlfriend named Julie (Teresa Palmer) but instead of eating her, she was rescued by R from the other zombies and smeared her with blood to cover her scent. R then took Julie to the plane where he lives to keep her safe.
The film was very enjoyable. The mere premise of Zombies having social life is a thought entertaining enough to make you curious to see the film. I was surprised to see the sheer similarity of Teresa Palmer here to Kristen Stewart – well, physically. I much preferred Palmer’s acting. Nicholas Hoult was adorable. I love his awkwardness – it feels so raw yet believable.