Apocalypse

Maggie – Review

This might be another movie built around zombies, but it is definitely not a repetition of the familiar theme. It changes things up and that is its best attribute. The viewer is expecting a zombie apocalypse yet the story is bound by the limits of reality. When one gets infected, the virus requires a certain amount of time before it takes its toll.

There are no action sequences, there are no heroisms with the sole goal of saving the world. This is the story of a father making sure his daughter gets treated right no matter what happens, even if that means taking the most painful path that leads, through fire and flames with no protection and no safety guarantees, to salvation.

The movie takes us on a journey, with father and daughter, from life as they know it to the darkness, to the unknown. Society is as ruthless as always, once again we witness its cruelty and whilst there are a few exceptions, human beings transform into heartless animals when their safety and well-being is in danger.

In the end, it all comes down to the choices we make, the harder they are the bigger impact they will have both on us and those near us. Sometimes those most arduous, need to be chosen in order to protect those we love, but will we be able to handle the negative effects they will most certainly have on us. It’s always easier if someone else can make the choice for us, but we don’t always have the luxury, most of the times the burden falls heavy on our shoulders.

Can a bond between two loved ones be strong enough to withstand the pressure in even the most difficult of times?

7/10

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Mad Max: Fury Road-Review

It’s madness throughout. The movie is one single, never ending action sequence, from start to finish, one simply cannot take a break from this breath-taking spectacle. If you thought you were in for a ride, you were right, but it’s probably a bigger and more intense ride than you expected. There is not much in the way of story depth, character development or dialogue, after all there is no time for that nonsense, the images on the screen do all the talking by themselves.

Amazing and spectacular are the words best suited to describe the filming, editing and soundtrack of this two hour enthralling ride. One can only admire the work that was put into it. It’s so masterfully created, that the results are stunning.

George Miller is back at the helm of the Mad Max “revisit” as he calls it, (it can be thought as a reboot or sort of sequel, it all depends on opinion) directing Mad Max for the fourth time in as many movies in the franchise. A character who has to be his greatest creation, set in a dystopian Australia where civilization has collapsed, and all that is left is a desert ruled by crazy Wastelander gangs that are almost as mad as Max himself.

The story, (some might argue that it doesn’t exist) is linear with no real depth, there is no getting to know the characters, no acting masterclass nor is there an introduction to the scenery either. However that doesn’t matter at all since the brush strokes by Miller are supremely executed, the way he brings the most lifeless desert to life on the screen, is to die for. All you can do is try not blink because you will most likely miss something exploding or destructing. Just enjoy the ride through the ruins of civilization.

I can spend a lot of time singing the praises for the production of the movie, probably as long as you will be wondering how they managed to film all those brilliant action scenes, but I would rather go on to recommend it to anyone that enjoys a well-made action film, some might even call it an Action masterpiece, I will leave that for you to decide.

8.5/10

TV review- iZombie Episode 1

Interesting, smart and frivolous, those are the 3 most accurate words I can think to describe the first episode.  Liv Moore, the main character portrayed by Rose McIver who is as suited to the role as one can be, encapsulates perfectly all of the main features of the show and then some.  It’s a bit too early to make a call on the supporting cast, but one thing’s for sure, nobody and nothing looks out of place.

Whilst the premise of the show is quiet silly and most definitely not what you would call a quality TV series, it seems as if it’s capable to still be quiet interesting and provide solid entertainment for however long it may last. It combines two of the most common narratives in film and TV industry, Zombies and police procedural, putting its own spin on the numerous cliches and making it promising and exciting to see where the creators choose to take this.

From the first episode it looks like it’s not horror nor drama, it is very much a crime satire with touches of drama. Check it out if you are looking for something lighthearted to get you through the week.  It is bound to become a guilty pleasure for many and I am sure the hardcore fans won’t take long to make an appearance, and who knows it might even get better, after all this was just a first taste of what the show is about.

7/10