Here’s one that recently came out I finally got a chance to see. Yes, this is another zombie movie. This time there is a deadly virus that is turning everyone into zombies once it reaches them. When small-town farmer, Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds out that his daughter, Maggie (Abigail Breslin) has been infected by the virus, he will stop at nothing to try to save her. Wade takes Maggie to see a doctor and the doctor releases her to spend whatever time she has left with her family. Wade’s wife, Caroline (Joely Richardson) tells Wade to take the kids to her sister’s house so they do not become infected by Maggie. Wade just wants to do whatever he can to protect his daughter even if he know’s her fate.
Maggie is a movie that i really questioned before going to see it because I thought how could I go sit through a zombie movie that I have probably seen twenty time already? While Maggie was not the best one out of the zombie movies, there was definitely something unique about this and I think that it is something that worked for the better. I definitely would not call this a drama because the whole movie follows how Maggie gets worse and worse and will eventually become a full-out zombie. This was definitely more of a drama in my opinion. It was definitely weird to see how a zombie movie became more of a heartfelt drama. This was the part I really had to get used to, but I definitely enjoyed it.
The acting we see in Maggie is pretty good for the most part. I thought Abigail Breslin was really good in this. I really haven’t seen much of her since Zombieland, but she definitely pulled this one-off. Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger on the other hand, I had a big problem with. For some reason I cannot take that guy serious as an actor. His accent is absolutely ridiculous and when he tries another one it just does not work out. Another reason I had a problem with him was because we don’t see enough of him in this. His goofy accent aside, he was actually pretty enjoyable to watch in this and most people will probably think he was good, but you just don’t see as much as you would like of him.
I will say that Maggie is definitely something different and very unique in its own way. I think it was a bold move to make this movie and it really worked out well. At first I thought it was going to be very goofy and stupid, but as I often prefer, I was proved wrong with my thoughts and I saw a movie that I really enjoyed and I thought was really good. This movie is definitely not one you would expect to see because it has to do with zombies, but it is definitely one that drama fans can enjoy. It did get crazy at times, but ti wasn’t crazy that was completely over-the-top. When they showed scenes with full-out zombies in them, they did the best they could and I really had no complaints about that.
Overall, Maggie is a good, fun drama that tells a pretty interesting story if you are a fan of zombie movies. This is definitely one I would add to the list of movies to see.
Grade= B (Good)