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The Girl With All The Gifts (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Girl With All The Gifts
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi
Directed By: Colm McCarthy
Starring: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper
About: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGkB_oWTe0

My Review:
Having been interested in this movie for a while and it really catching my eye lately especially with it being on Netflix I couldn't resist but to give this a watch. This is something in which I had better expectations for than it gave me and seemed a rather forgettable movie even though it wasn't a bad watch.

I liked that The Girl With All The Gifts started with showing how the children were taught and kept in separate rooms however made the audience wonder why they were kept that way when they seemed like normal children. Later discovering that they were zombies and that there was a zombie break all over the world through the cause of a fungus was an interesting take on zombie movies. However, this did leave the questions about how the children seemed so normal when the adults were only wanting to eat humans and didn't seem to have anything human left about them. When discovering it was because they had eaten the way out of their mother's it left more questions rather than giving answers to the audience. I felt that this could have been developed further to give even more answers about how the children were so different and also how the fungus came into being as it wasn't really touched upon throughout the film, however was different from movies in the same style. I did like how it showed the protectiveness of the teacher with the child Melanie and how the people who were with them realised that not all of the zombie's were alike and realised that she was actually alive and not just dead and there was more to her character.

However, this movie did have a lot of faults for me personally, with the first feeling like it was a very independent movie even though it did have a cinema release. As this film became more of a drama with a group of people trying to find a safe place even with the child it just seemed to lose all of it's excitement and energy from the first half of the movie and really just made this movie feel a bit lost and made what was happening become rather forgettable at the same time. I do also think that The Girl With All The Gifts should have given more depth to the characters within the film as it seemed like there wasn't much in which was told about them keeping them a mystery throughout the film. I also think that this could have had a better script as some of the dialogue didn't seem real and some of the actions in which the characters made didn't seem like things that they would have done.

Overall, this movie is a decent watch however I did find that it was rather forgettable and that not long after I couldn't really remember fully what I had watched. This is not a movie I feel would stay with me and make me want to re-watch it. However, I would recommend this for people who are looking for a different kind of zombie movie and those who like drama films. 

My Rating: 3/5 

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