Netflix released one of my new films this year, with one being an apocalyptic-type film called Cargo.
Set in what looks like the outback of Australia, Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter), along with their infant daughter, Rosie, are set to find civilization after an epidemic takes over. Through a chain of events, Andy has to find someone to take care and protect his daughter before it is too late for him.
The film…is incredible. I did not expect it to be as good as it was going into viewing this movie. The directors, Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke (whom is also the writer of the film), need to have more praise for this creation.
Martin Freeman brought to the screen humanity and compassion that you often times do not see in zombie-genre movies. In most generic zombie films, you see the blood and gore. Simone Landers, who plays Thoomi in the film, also did really well and played her character well. She is definitely an actress that I can see progressing in her acting career.
I can’t write this post and not address the adorable-ness that is Rosie, played by Lily Anne and Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins. HOW PRECIOUS WERE THEIR SCENES?! The chemistry these girls had with Martin Freeman tugged at my heart strings. Be on the lookout for their little nose-snuggles. That’s all I have to say on that.
If you haven’t seen this film, you need to. If you aren’t in to the gore of a zombie film, watch this one. It won’t disappoint.
Basic Rating: 5/5