Monday, May 18, 2015
Cine Beaverhausen: Arnold Walks with a Zombie in Maggie
This movie, released May 8, is a box-office flop! Maggie (the zombie) is played by Abigail Breslin, who was in August: Osage County. Her acting is stellar. And the quite comely Joely Richardson is in this. All around, convincing performances that well serve a far-fetched premise.
So, put this on my Guilty Pleasures list because I largely enjoyed it. It's actually a sensitive, low-key parable about family and the terminally sick and dying.
The cinematography has the typical dark palette of modern horror flicks. However, the ex-Guvnor gives a restrained performance (though he does walk tall with a big gun) that, perhaps, turned off his action-film fan base, along with the film's slow pacing. The film was released by an indy company; I'm sure no majors wanted to touch this despite the film's possible star power.