The Movie Snob pans a current release.
Maggie (F). Perhaps the “F” grade isn’t quite fair—if you want a movie that will simply make you feel bad, this one will do the trick. Otherwise, I urge you to steer clear. It’s kind of like The Fault in Our Stars, except in Maggie the attractive young woman has the zombie virus instead of cancer. Which is way worse, of course, because at least cancer sometimes goes into remission. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Batman & Robin) stars as a simple Midwestern farmer, trying to eke out a living in a post-zombie-apocalypse America where law and order have been reasonably well restored. Unfortunately, his sweet teen-aged daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin, Zombieland) has been bitten by one of the hungry undead, and in this version of the zombocalypse, victims live on for six to eight weeks before finally succumbing to the virus. So for 95 minutes, we get to watch Arnold watch his beloved daughter slowly turn all grey and veiny and gross. It is a long, depressing slog.