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Maggie (2015) - Movie Review


I never thought I would see Arnold in a role like this. And he surely pulled it off.

Maggie is a movie about a father and his daughter who has been infected with the zombie virus and how he spends there last days together. The zombie world this movie takes place in was actually kinda fresh and realistic for a genre like this. I mean the virus is all spread and whatnot but society hasn't gone to shit. The authorities, the daily lives etc are still going on, they just have to deal with this new disease. The virus itself doesn't turn you into a zombie in like minutes or hours. It actually takes several weeks.

Now both Arnold and Abigail Breslin were great in their roles. Arnold showed that he has subtlety in him, that he can play emotional dramas. And I really liked this side of him.

The cinematography in the movie was often great.

Now the movie has some good emotional scenes, and the scenes where both father and daughter are together and are just trying to get through this are great. But then there are other scenes which just drag on, feel unnecessary and really bog this movie down. It is only 90 minutes long but still felt like a really long movie.

Honestly, if it had more of those father-daughter only scenes, and the other stuff was just cut out, I would have loved it. And the emotional impact this movie wanted me to have by the end would have been felt.

6.5/10

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