Starring: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius
Director: Ben Howling
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Drama | Thriller | 2017
With this Netflix movie, we have yet another take on what is like to live in an apocalyptic world with zombie like, sick humans trying to eat and bite you. There have been some good movies I've seen lately with this type of genre, but Cargo was not that exciting. There were no thrills and honestly no horrific scenes to make one go jump in the night. I thought this was Halloween movie night? I like being thrilled during this time of the year, okay let's be honest I like it for the entire year.
Cargo follows a man (Martin Freeman) who just lost his wife to the epidemic in Australia and tries to find help for him and his baby. Along his journey he comes across some friends and some foes. But like I said, not very thrilling. To me, it kind of had the feeling like The Happening where the main character are traveling trying to be safe and meet people along the way with not much action.
The relationship he gains with the little girl (Simone Landers) is probably the only good thing that comes out of this movie. I'm still not 100% sure why this movie is even named "Cargo." Perhaps the baby is Cargo? I have no clue, this movie wasn't great and I wouldn't recommend it. I'm going to give this film a "Hated It." At least it's not as weird as The Ritual though... just boring. (0/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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