It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
I really liked this new take on the genre. Very real, very character driven. The acting is great. The story has heart. The ending is not in any way predictable, which itself is unusual. Well worth your time.
The above title is just one line from the script of this incredibly dumb and unbelievable hash of a movie.A rating of 6.7 on IMDb implies that a movie might be watchable and that one's enjoyment or otherwise will probably just come down to a matter of personal taste. I had no taste at all for this one. Nothing about it was convincing, plausible, or even very interesting or engaging. The script was woefully bad.It started interestingly enough and was slightly intriguing for about the first 15-20 minutes. But then, oh dear oh dear oh dear!!! Just plain stupid with cliche after cliche. It kind of reminded me of, but wasn't quite as stupid I have to say, as that crap from South Africa a couple of years ago "Chappie" which I also panned here because it was even worse than this similar pile.I disliked just about everything about "The Girl Who Had All The Gifts". And, by the way, who exactly was that girl who had all the gifts. It can't have been Melanie who was a hungry and who had just appalling table manners. She didn't display any particular gifts, apart from an ability to catch pigeons and cats for a light snack and to communicate with other hungry style youngsters with growls and snorts. And that ending with the young hungries taking school lessons from Miss Justineau while she was safely cocooned in a mobile laboratory. I had to laugh out loud at that point. It was the perfect ending to an utterly forgettable movie. God, how I wish I hadn't wasted 110 minutes and 70 baht on this pile of merde. Don't waste ytour time and money
I loved this movie. Sort of had an underlying theme like a (good) M. Night Shamylan movie. I wasn't expecting the end and it wasn't until after the movie was over that I found out it was a book... I always like reading the book first.Anyways, the end is not bad. It is the best part of the movie! At face value it can seem sad or upsetting but it is actually quite creative.
'The Girl with All the Gifts' starts out wonderfully and seems to have a lot of promise, but sadly takes a very sudden dive off a very tall cliff. The main character, young Melanie, is easy to sympathise with, although the young actress that plays her is clearly inexperienced and doesn't deliver the most convincing performance. In fact, all of the performances of the main cast are rather mediocre and don't stand out as being particularly strong. Helen (Gemma Arterton) is a strange character whose motivations are unclear and obsession with Melanie can easily be construed as being inappropriate in nature. But perhaps this issue was more related to Arterton's poor performance than the character itself. The intrigue is built from the beginning and leaves you wondering what's happening and why. It's very clear it's set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world but the rest remains a mystery. Unfortunately, the mystery is quickly revealed - the world has been overtaken by flesh-eating humans called 'hungries'. Essentially, this reveal derailed from any appeal of the show and left me completely underwhelmed. In other words, 'The Girl with All the Gifts' is just another zombie movie. This fact explains why I watched it based on the fact it was listed under the horror section on Netflix, although I wouldn't characterise this as being a horror in the traditional sense. There's minimal gore and zero tension or fear. Despite the hungries being depicted in a slightly different way to traditional zombies (they're much faster and agile for starters), the fact remains that this is very much a zombie movie. The second I found this out I wanted to switch off due to my dislike for zombie movies, but I decided to commit and see it through to the end. The plot is boring, uneventful and lacking in any real substance. The action is sparse and boring and it's impossible to form attachments to any of the characters. The decisions made by Melanie are often stupid (I suppose we can forgive her for that since she's a child) and the ending was unsatisfying. I have no idea how a movie as poor as this has managed to get a 6 star rating. In terms of movies in the same genre, it's extremely poor and lacking in every area. Don't waste your time with this movie and if you're looking for a decent zombie movie you'd have better luck with movies such as Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Quarantine, I Am Legend, 28 Days Later or Dawn of the Dead.