MOVIE REVIEW: “MAGGIE” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin

Hey-Lo Ladies and Gentelnerds. And welcome to something.. Kinda new, to the Marvel Inc Blog. A MOVIE REVIEW! Although I have done several movie reviews before, on my old blog space and this one, I am looking to make it a more Preminate feature on the blog and not just for comic book films and the like. So here goes nothing!

“MAGGIE”

Directed by: Henry Hobson (His first major big screen film) and Writen by: John Scott 3. Tells the story of Wade, (Schwarzenegger) a farmer, whom after several weeks of searching, finds his Daughter Maggie (Breslin) in a Quarantine Wing at a Hospital. Discovering that she has been infected with a disease that turns people in to cannibalistic zombies. Against many warnings he decides to take her home and watch over her during last days. As the infection continues to transform her over the course of the week. Wade struggles with the idea of having to be the one to have to end his Daughters young life!

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Holy fuck! Arnold, wasn’t half bad! Could have been a whole lot better.. But, shit! Not bad bro!

I rather enjoyed the film for what it was. Very quiet, slow paced. But very interesting in its take on the “Zombie Apocalypse” scenario. There aren’t Zombies on every corner. They don’t turn right away. The transformation is a slow process. But if not taken cared of, they do go full Zombie on you. The disease outbreak is treated very much like a Flu epidemic. Where doctors are working around the clock for cures and stuff. But instead find ways to help ease the pain with pills and shots. But that’s not what the film is about. It really is about a Father struggling to find a way to have the courage to do what must be done. Through the film (without giving away too many spoilers) He’s given plenty of chances to take out some zombies. Some are actually his neighbors. So he knows what will become of her. He knows what he has to do! There is no cure. There’s no ifs ands or buts. She turns, you gotta put her down! But, Can he do it?

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The performances were actually really good. Breslin is top notch of course! She always delivers. The supporting cast, very well put together. And as I said before, Arnold wasn’t half bad. He wasn’t great! But not Half bad! He really should have taken roles like this a very long time ago! So that by now, he actually would have been nearly great at something like this! He wasn’t given much to say or do. And for some strange, unexplained reason, he’s not in the movie for a good, 5 to 10 minutes or so. Which was odd! But when he was on screen, he was.. Surprisingly, authentic in his role! The film does seem a little, short for its hour and a half running time. It felt as though, there were plot lines that could have been expanded on for a longer period of time. But were slightly rushed for some reason. The ending was a bit of a surprise. But I liked it!

All an all, it’s actually a very decent movie to watch.. I don’t have much of a rating system at the moment. But I give it.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of Β 10! (10 seems like the best scale to go with.. It’s at least a 🌟🌟and a half star, on a scale of 5!) Β If you have a free Sunday, before your Game Of Thrones or Love and Hip Hop stuff comes on. If you enjoy movies at all! You’ll give “MAGGIE” a chance! I’m actually glad I did!

So, until next time folks… Peace out!

 

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