Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin star in this week's zombie release, Maggie.
|"But mom, I just want |
to eat your face."
While it's a definitively altered change up for Arnold, some fans will be disappointed with its lack of action or any Walking Dead type carnage. Yet, these are the exact things that set this film apart from all the zombie movies and shows that have been filling theaters and cable tv for the last few years. Maggie takes the genre and gives it a human touch and a bit of emotion that is generally lacking from almost every other representation of the undead. With Arnold's attempt to break type and a heartfelt performance as a father that's mourning his daughter's zombified illness, the film's focus leans more towards being a dramatic family piece than anything else.
Like many typical zombie films, we're treated to human on human trust issues, scenes of post break out destruction, and some excellent make-up work. Other than that, Maggie has almost nothing in common with anything we've ever seen before. Between the farmhouse setting, a beautiful score, and finally seeing Arnold do something different, this is a worthwhile watch that treads a fine line between absolute boredom and just enough tension. Sadly, Maggie will split audiences right down the middle.
|"I hope there's time |
travel in this movie."