In A World announces the arrival of a new triple-threat talent: Lake Bell, already established as an actress. She wrote and directed (and produced) this new film, which was a delight at Sundance and arrives in the dog days of summer like a cool breeze.
Warm Bodies takes a good deal of its commercial instincts from The Twilight Saga, but director Jonathan Levine instills the narrative with credible drama and lots of effective humor to make this a dark romantic fantasy suited for more than just the teen audience.
Warm Bodies genuinely adds a new idea to the zombie cannon, something that seems so simple that I'm surprised that someone didn't do it much earlier. In short, the film is told from the point of view of a zombie.
What Adult Swim (at its best) offers us is something we could call genre riffing: using an existing genre as a loose play-set for broader satirical material on the entertainment industry and contemporary culture, with room for a lot more jokes fired from unexpected directions.