Maggie (2014)


Swedish Noble Entertainment Blu-ray edition


Text below written 2016-02-20


Yes, as i said, this apocalyptic love drama is an amazing FEEL BAD experience.
It's sad, SAD and depressing, like reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and i felt a bit emotionally
devastated after watching it.
It's about the love between a father and his daughter during the apocalypse, the zombie apocalypse and, really,
it could've been about just any deadly "shameful" or "scary" deadly disease , like the Ebola Virus instead where
the beloved ones die from you in the most harrowing and painful way. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Arnold appears in an indie low budgeted film, surprisingly, and he's good, really good as the farmer Wade Vogel
in a toned downed appearance, with his zombie virus infested daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin).
And all the hype is true as she's haunting in the role and the film is gripping.

But still, this film makes you feel BAD, and why watch it then? It's a different take on the Zombie genre and this
film feels Apocalyptic for Real. I know there's been other indie films the latest 2-3 years that's dealing with the
apocalypse in this more serious manner .... and, more Feel Bad manner. If that's good or not, i really don't know.
What's the point in watching a film filled with all this Sorrow ? Well, it's some sort of Film Art.
Maggie felt like a sister piece to The Road, emotionally.

The Story: The Apocalypse has started and people bitten by zombies, but not yet transformed can stay in their
homes with their families until it's time. Until, after first loosing their appetites they suddenly can smell human flesh
and get a craving to munch in. Then, they will be placed in "carantines" or death-rooms.
A bleak future awaits Maggie.
widescreen 1.78:1, DTS-HD 5.1 english with swedish subtitles, a bare bones edition without extras

 

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