I loved The Girl with All the Gifts—loved it!! A times scary and other poignant it’s a great movie that shines within the genre. Check it out!
In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. Humankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they’re subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
My Rating: A
Interesting Facts: Some of the aerial footage was shot by a second unit in the ghost town of Prypjat, near Chernobyl, in Ukraine; the film shares similar themes and plot points to the PS4 video game the Last of Us; and it’s based on the book ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M.R. Carey.