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QUICK REVIEW: Maggie Trailer #1

31 Mar

Howdy people of the internet, time for another trailer review and today we’ll be talking about Maggie. So, last week I was just chilling on YouTube and then saw this trailer for this upcoming film called Maggie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. What? I thought his only major film coming out for the for what’s the teaser saying? Well read on and find out.

Check out the trailer below:

Looks interesting, it could be good but also good be bad.

I watched this earlier last week and I have to say that I am intrigued, though I am hesitant at the same time. The story looks interesting, seems like a story about a father trying to protect his daughter during her transformation into a zombie, and rather than focusing on action or the gory horror stuff, this focuses on the father and daughter. I can see there being moments of fear, mystery, drama and suspense, and I’m getting some serious vibes from The Road in this trailer.

I love Arnold Schwarzenegger, he’s one of my childhood favourite actors and I’ll watch him in anything (within reason), but with this film I am curious. This is a very different role for him, it is so serious and dramatic and looks like a film that requires a lot of acting power. Not that Arnie is a super bad actor, but he’s not the best either. So this is going to be test for him to see if he can be an actor that does more than look cool in action sequences and say cool one liners. And then there’s Abigail Breslin who I didn’t even know she was until I saw that I’d seen her in Signs and Little Miss Sunshine, my god she’s grown up and become such a capable actress. I can’t wait to see how she does in this film and whether her and Schwarzenegger will have the right kind of chemistry necessary to pull off this father and daughter relationship.

I do like the look of this film and definitely has the potential to be good, however, I do have some concerns like:

  1. Whether this film is a good fit for Arnie
  2. Whether there will be an audience for this film
  3. How wide of a release will the film get?

I think that these are valid concerns. I’ve seen a few zombie-based films in recent years, some that focused on the action-side of things and some that focus more on the characters in the midst of the chaos. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. Though it does depend on the actors and directors involved and how well the film is promoted. This film looks like it could be fun and since it isn’t Arnie in his standard action hero role, I think those of us who still like the guy and have been following him since before he stopped acting would like to see how this shift in role and genre will turn, especially if its good. It looks like the film will only get a limited release in America and possibly in some other countries, but it looks like we’ll probably have to wait til home video/video on demand to see this and that sucks in my opinion.

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In conclusion the first trailer for Maggie looks pretty interesting. The dark and brooding atmosphere and dramatic story seems to be right up my ally. The way this trailer hypes up Arnie’s performance definitely makes me wonder if he’s really that good or if it is an exaggeration. Regardless of my reservations, I am certainly going to see this film regardless of its critical reception.

So what do you think of the teaser trailer for Maggie? Are interested in this film and do you feel like the trailer has given away too much? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to leave them in the comments below, until the next time, laters! 😀

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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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