Maggie

MAGGIE (15)

D: Henry Hobson

Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/Grindstone/Gold Star/Lotus/Silver Bear/Sly Predator (Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Matthew Baer, Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishan, Trevor Kaufman, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam & Arnold Schwarzenegger)

US/Switzerland 2015

95 mins


Horror/Drama


W: John Scott

DP: Lukas Ettlin

Ed: Jane Rizzo

Mus: David Wingo


Arnold Schwarzenegger (Wade Vogel), Abigail Breslin (Maggie Vogel), Joely Richardson (Caroline Vogel), Douglas M. Griffin (Sheriff Ray Pierce), J.D. Evermore (Holt)


A zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, although this is far from what you'd expect based on that description alone and is a far departure from Arnie's typical Action Man roles.

Schwarzenegger plays Wade Vogel, the doting father of Maggie, who has been infected with a virus that has the tendency of turning its sufferers cannibalistic. Watching her condition worsen at his family ranch, he keeps the authorities away as they seek to quarantine any carriers.

Though this film may subvert expectations, you would probably be within your rights to feel a little short-changed. Nothing really happens. It's all dour and pensive, but if you take away the zombie plot device and replace it with a real-life ailment this is little more than a lifetime TV movie of the week... starring Arnie.

5/10


Arnold Schwarzenegger & Abigail Breslin in Maggie
Arnold Schwarzenegger & Abigail Breslin in Maggie