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Warm Bodies

R. standing in the rain.
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Media has changed so much over the years. Vampires used to be frightening and drink you dry. Today’s generation, however, only sparkle and feed on animals.

The zombie craze took off about 10 years ago and movies and shows featuring zombies are still being made. The horror genre with its deathly focus is actually alive and well. But the release of Warm Bodies is making zombie lovers question whether or not the love story concept of this film is ruining zombies.

Zombie movies are supposed to be scary. The new movie Warm Bodies, though, changes zombies into warm fuzzy heroes.

The film is about a zombie named R who rescues a human, Julie, from a zombie attack. The more time they spend together, the more R reverts back to his human self. As time progresses, all of the other zombies start changing into humans as well.

The zombies in this film do in fact eat people, but unlike traditional zombies, cannibalism is not the main focus. Instead, it’s about the power of human connection.

I ask this question: Is the media ruining zombies?

Urban dictionary defines zombie as a deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to indeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. Is it OK to mess with this definition? In other words, when is a zombie not really a zombie?

I personally think this movie is going to be awesome but I want to know what you think. Submit your opinions to our new Facebook page, Umpqua Community College Mainstream Paper.