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Maggie (2015) 
It was okay
3/4 stars

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a zombie drama movie, hmm interesting.

The story is about a Midwestern teenager is infected by a disease that slowly turns the person into a cannibalistic zombie. Despite the growing threat she represents, her father will defy both the risk and the authorities in order to protect her.

Every since I first heard the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a zombie drama movie with Abigail Breslin I was sold already by the thought of it and the trailer for the movie helped a lot. I think it was about time for a movie starring zombies in it to be a deep drama I mean it would be interesting to see more then the goof over the top zombie movies that we always get. Now after seeing Maggie I was a little bit disappointed but there are a lot to like when it comes to positives.

I know Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't the greatest actor on the planet but he is likable in real life and in movies, I mean I can you not like the guy his like the best worst thing to happen to cinema. Arnold in this movie actually pulled off a good performance, his wasn't just playing himself or doing one liners, he actually did a good and serious performance and it worked.

Abigail Breslin also did a great performance in this movie playing the teenager slowly turning into a zombie and in the movie you see her turning and the effect's it has on her and her father is truly heartbreaking to watch, and her performance sold it for me.

The chemistry between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin was just spot on brilliant. They performances really helped me to buy into the father and daughter thing and it payed off so well because they are scenes in this movie were it was so sad to watch when it cuts to the two of them having a talk about their past life and how worried they both are.

The movie was shot beautifully, the writing was okay for the most part, the directing was good and the Arnold and Abigail were the only thing that kept me watching till the very end.

Now for problems: These a scene in this movie were Abigail character see's this boy the same age as her who's also infected and the two of them have a little love triangle and I didn't really care about. The scene it self could have been cut out of the movie as the scene and the boy never get brought up again.

The ending to the movie just kind of ended just like that. I already thought of a better and more sad ending to the movie but since I'm keeping this a spoiler free review (For the most part) I just thought the movie ended at the wrong time and could have ended better.

Overall Maggie was a okay movie with two solid performances from Arnold and Abigail.


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