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'Maggie' has the zombie look but a deadly slow pace
'Maggie' has the zombie look but a deadly slow pace

There is a provocative idea worth chewing on tucked inside the melodramatic zombie-horror of "Maggie" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. In this particular post-apocalyptic vision, a plague is making oh-so-slow work of the world population. Once infected, it takes forever for someone to undergo the painful metamorphosis of turning into a flesh-eating monster. Or at least a few weeks. Long enough to examine how the infected and the uninfected — friends, family, lovers and other strangers — handle the time they have left. And to make it personal, the film questions what a brokenhearted and devoted father like Wade Vogel (Schwarzenegger) will do in...

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