Juice bar at the stadium. Nora’s back story, with a little bit on Perry. It outlines more of why Julie is warming up to R so quickly, even if he killed Perry, her ex.
Perry was a bit of a dead beat boyfriend who cheated on her. Not great odds. Even so the film’s version of having R tell Julie about him killing Perry so soon in the story would not be so feasible.
Movie focuses on R, not Perry. AKA Perry is a whisper, an after image in the film. What? R just likes Julie cause reasons? Perry helped bridge Julie and R together. Something more is needed that the film lacks.
Also, it is fast paced.
In the story of Warm Bodies, the zombie world and the human world have some similar amounts of culture. One way this is displayed is through R’s telling of both zombie and human school.
Although the school scenes are only in the book, they flesh out the setting dynamics in the human world within the zombie world and vice versa. Since R is the protagonist at the beginning of Warm Bodies, zombie culture is allowed to spread in the story Morion wrote. Normally, the setting or culture of zombies is a mob of moaning, groaning, and zoned out zombies. R, however, describes zombie school for the child zombies. Morion set it up with one live person with several pint-sized zombies, with supervising adult zombies by the side. When the zombie kids attack incorrectly, their teacher yells, “‘Wrong!’ their teacher roars. ‘Get . . . throat!’ … He and his assistant lumber into the arena and tackle the man, forcing him to the ground. The teacher kills him and stands up … pointing to the body”
(Morion 35). Besides the gore of being a zombie, it is an ordinary how-to-zombie class for zombies against humans. In the human version, R sees a number of how-to-kill zombie classes for humans, one being a zombie pitted against a human aided with a shotgun and armor (Morion 123). Both instructors yell at their students to attack the human or zombie in a similar fashion. It is both for survival, humans to defend against zombies and for zombies to eat brains. It is a part of the setting in the book that humanizes zombies. In the film, having the school and church omitted from the zombie life returns them to the stereotypical zombie dumb shuffle. The movie shortened the school training to the short training video Julie and Perry’s group see before heading into the city. This training video only enforces the humans are trained to better hunt zombies, in a zombie movie. In most zombie fiction, zombies are to be hunted; Warm Bodies is a nice change of pace. All the film gives the zombies for culture is what zombies already are in fiction, and the little stuff dropped by the boneys.
Marion, Isaac. Warm Bodies: A Novel. Atria Books. 2011 Kindle Edition.