The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts

DVD - 2017
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Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Only a small group of children seem to be immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, these unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race.
Publisher: Toronto : Elevation Pictures, [2017]
Branch Call Number: GIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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Latin_Thinker
Jun 13, 2018

Despite the unimaginative title, i decided to go ahead and give this movie a chance. The film's approach to yet another pandemic zombie movie was somewhat novel, however that's about as far as I can compliment it. Besides the zombies, the characters are also struggling against their own stupid decisions and the consequences of them. The plot twist at the end could be seen a mile away unless you were writing the script for this mediocre film.

The whole "kid zombies" thing isn't new by itself, the film "Cooties" did it before and explored that territory far more effectively, and in a humorous way. The little girl at the center of the title is a capable actress but some of her scenes are just too much to intellectually indulge. One scene in particular had me debating whether to even finish the film because of how utterly ridiculous it is. Hint: wait for the "roaring contest" and try not to laugh at how stupid it comes across.

Rent this if you're bored and interested in a slightly different approach to the banal zombie genre...just don't expect anything remarkable. The producers must have played "The last of us" and thought they could spin a game off of that. How wrong they were.

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suzannneb
Jun 03, 2018

It was a good zombie genre movie!! Not one for commenting on various arty aspects, I liked it and watched from start to finish hoping the goodies would win, sounds like good entertainment ??

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

I've not read the book, but I will take the time to do so now.
By the end of the film it is quite thought provoking and actually created an interesting between myself, my 16yr old and my 10yr old on the how, what is right, what is wrong, was the right or wrong choice made and so on.
It was a nice change from some of the other zombie flicks that have come out in recent years.
Yes it does have a few plot holes just like every other movie out there.
Nothing that can't be overlooked so the film can be enjoyed in its entirety.

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INVS
May 27, 2018

Not a fan of 'zombie' per se, I have problems with the tired zombie biting idea. but curious about the pandemic aspect. Also I wanted to see where it was filmed (my guess of Bracklands was off) it was interesting the locations chosen. The aerial footage of Chernobyl was awesome & makes imagery of Far North very real.

I can imagine a pandemic destroying the populations, as we've seen with others, just not an entire global populace. The pods reminded me of a 1960's invasion film. The newcomer Sennia Nanua was excellent as the featured character. Watching the bonus selection after the film was worthwhile. Entertaining up to a point, thought-provoking as futuristic.

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rugolin
May 21, 2018

Another adaptation of Richard Matheson's premise from I am Legend through Mike Carey's novel about a zombie infection bringing world apocalypse. The culprit this time is a fungus that takes over human brains creating raving zombies and the story begins with children imprisoned on an army base that have shown resistance to the fungus being used for scientific experiments to find a cure. The army base is overrun and a few survivors with one of the children escape the zombie horde to apparently wander aimlessly in downtown London. The production design and photography is quite good and story showed promise till the wobbly third act where everyone starts making crazy bad decisions(why does everyone do this in horror movies) and a very oddball Lord of the Flies subplot pops up. Still overall fairly watchable but if there is one small criticism it would be the discomfort of watching young children committing extreme acts of violence and showing violence against them. If that bothers you then you may want to pass on this story.

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Parentfx
May 12, 2018

This is another poorly made zombie movie.

DCLadults Apr 30, 2018

I'm not a huge fan of zombie flicks, but watched this with my husband (who is). Pretty interesting plot, cool zombies and the ending was great! Pure entertainment!

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mr_chocolate
Apr 10, 2018

An imaginative and re-freshing for a zombie movie. Well played characters with some depth from actors and actresses, such as Paddy Considine (Bourne Ultimatum; The Worlds End), Glen Close (Guardians of the Galaxy; Fatal Attraction), Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans; Quantam of Solace) and most of all, the young main character played by Sennia Nanua.
Well worth the watch.

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breemu
Apr 01, 2018

A unique story line - and zombies that run fast (more terrifying). Sennia Nanua (that's how it's spelled on the DVD , it's spelled a number of different ways on the internet), as the child zombie "Melanie", is awesome. A simple look on her face speaks volumes. Unfortunately it falls apart at the end. If "Melanie" herself struggled with not eating her beloved teacher when she was hungry - and there is precious little, if anything, left for zombies to eat (turning everybody into a zombie was not the smartest move) - how will all the other zombies cope? They're certainly smart enough to figure out how to get in....

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ncs1961
Mar 04, 2018

I hope a positive rating from a zombiemovie-aphobe does not count against this film. It's not a spoiler to say "teachers rule", is it? Sennia Nanua is mesmerizing and memorable. Excuse me, now I must go to watch cats chatter at unsuspecting animals in the backyard...

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes are intense and thought provoking.

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

Sexual Content: A bloke looks at a dirty magazine rack in a shop.

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

Violence: Zombie gore - includes shooting, biting, stabbing, hitting, fighting, blood splatters, and bloody wounds, some of it centered around kids. Child zombies attack and kill people, with gore. Soldiers point guns at children. Kids eat animals graphic for some people. Peril and danger.

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

Coarse Language: Fairly frequent use of f-bomb, Jesus f* Christ, s--t.

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

"Do you want a cat?"
"I already had one."

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

"It's over. It's all over."
"It's not over. It's just not yours any more."

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

"If I had a box of bad things I'd put you in it and close the lid."

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

wtf_this_sucks thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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brovnikdu
May 16, 2017

brovnikdu thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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wtf_this_sucks
May 27, 2018

In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.

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