The Girl with All the Gifts – Film Review

Title: The Girl With All The Gifts

Age: 15

Released: 23th September 2016

Director: Colm McCarthy

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future start a journey with a special girl.

Review: Firstly, the atmostphere in this film is the great – the music plays brilliantly in increasing the dramatic tension within the scenes.

But the one thing that I have to say about this film is that I really liked it, until the end. It’s the kind of film that just doesn’t know what type of film it wants to be. It’s not a romance, a horror. There is no happily ever after.

Saying that, the ending is definitely something to think about.

I do think that this is one of the best Zombie-ish films since ‘World War Z’, but I feel that due to this not being your typical zombie film, it becomes something much more. Its main focus seems to rely on what is considered right and what is considered wrong. Who decided what is right or wrong. Should it be the children or should it be the adults?

This film really makes you question your own opinions on certain manners and I can see why some people wouldn’t enjoy this film. Which is a shame – mainly because when I first went to see it (it had only been out for a day), there were about six other people with me in the cinema. Now that’s not very much and I was suprised by this to be fair.

I don’t think it helps that ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ was released a week before. I mention this because every time that I told people that I was going to the cinema that night, they were all like ‘oh are you going to see Bridget Jones?’ I get it, I’m a girl and yes I did go see it a week before. But I just feel that it makes it harder for other films to succeed.

This is a film that makes you think about culture, age, science, what is fair.

It is a film that will stay with you, even after you’ve finished it. It’ll keep you thinking about what you’re actually just spent the last 1h 51m watching.

There is definitely a creepy element to it and even some tear-jerking moments. It’s almost happy in the end, in a kind of bitter sweet way.

I do suggest that you go and watch this film, just because of it being a film which has a purpose of actually engaging you in the film and I do feel that it is worth watching.

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