Zombies

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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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