There is no point in denying the truth when the truth is self-evident. There is no point in denying the truth even if you have to wade through thorn thickets and mine fields to get it. The truth is the truth, the only prize worth having. If you deny it, you’re only showing you’re unworthy of it.
The Girl with All the Gifts presents a slight twist on the classic
zombie formula. The
infection is caused by a fungal disease, so the fast-moving ghouls are engulfed in
spores. They primarily track their prey
via smell, allowing humans to go undetected when wearing a scent-masking gel. But carnage at the hand of the flesh eaters is the main selling point. Like many
of the most effective zombie movies, this one uses the familiar genre set-up
to frame a human story.
All Melanie (Sennia Nanua) has ever known is a dank
bunker. When confined to wheelchairs in a makeshift classroom, she and
the other children are locked in cells. She doesn’t question the odd
behavior of the adults, who take a liking to the shrewd girl. The
environment might be mistaken for some cruel prison for adolescents
at first glance, but it’s apparent that these kids are different. Not until halfway through the movie is their exact affliction revealed, although it’s clearly connected to the recent zombie apocalypse.