THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS REVIEWED
“The Girl with All The Gifts” continues modern cinema’s desire to play with the zombie movie. This one serves partially as a British schoolroom drama about a young girl that stands apart from her peers. Unfortunately, the girl is a second generation zombie who manages to escape the fall of her home military base. Now shackled with the people that created her, one has to wonder what the young girl will do now. Fascinating stuff all around.
While the film cracks in near 2 hours, it tries to be three films at once. Time constraints mean that the zombie attack movie gets the focus, but there’s a lot concerning bioethics and related maladies. Glenn Close always makes for a great villain, but it’s too easy to see in her a negative light. Everyone in this film is doing their best to survive, while little Sennia Nanua is trying to just exist. She should be a lot angrier than she is, but Nanua takes the end of the world in stride. Great stuff all around, but I wonder why they chose to shoot the film in such an odd aspect ratio.
- 2.00:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track