Synopsis:A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
Maggie (2015) is a Switzerland English drama thriller horror movie that is 95 minutes long. Director Henry Hobson (The Help (2011), The Hangover Part II (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Tree of Life (2011)) did an astonishing job executing this movie. I was shocked to see Arnold’s other acting side in this movie which was realistically believable. The screenplay could have been better, but Arnold made this movie pop. The storyline is nothing new but there is just so much you can do with a zombie screenplay.
Maggie starts by showing us how the world is since the zombie pandemic happened a few months ago. The necro ambulant virus takes about six to eight weeks make the humans into a flesh-eating mindless zombie. The world is in panda mania since the zombie outbreak because it is at its all time high. The government is quarantining anyone that is infected with the disease and Wade Vogel (Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Terminator (1984), Predator (1987), Total Recall (1990), Pumping Iron (1977)) decides not to obey the law/rules. Wade is a farmer in the midwest and his oldest daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Zombieland (2009), Rango (2011), Signs (2002)) was bitten by a zombie. She is now infected, and Wade will do anything he can to keep his daughter safe from the government. He knows that he cannot save her from dying or becoming a zombie, but he wants her to live with some dignity for the time she has remaining. Maggie’s stepmother (Joely Richardson - The Patriot (2000), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Nip/Tuck (2003), Event Horizon (1997)) accommodated Maggie by sending her children to away, just in case things get bad.
The movie was very interesting, and I was happy that I saw it. Arnold played the father role of Wade very nicely and convincingly. I was not sure what to expect from him since I am so accustomed to seeing him on action flicks. Some of the images were pretty graphic as well as the a few gory scenes. The violence in this movie is minimal compared to other movies Arnold is in. Overall, the movie is worth seeing at least once by all zombie lovers and horror fans.
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Writers: John Scott 3
Director: Henry Hobson