Cargo – An Australian Take On The Zombie Movie
Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed this movie. I’m not very well versed in Australian cinema, but I do like the Ozzy movies that I have seen so far. I’m going to attempt a spoiler free review, but seriously I can’t promise that I won’t spoil something from the movie.
Cargo, is essentially the story of a father trying to get his baby daughter, the “cargo,” to safety.
The movie, is set in the Australian outback, and starts off well after the zombie epidemic has happened. So much time has gone by since the outbreak that the government has had enough time to issue out survival kits that include some rations and a fit bit looking wrist band for people to measure how long it’s been since someone was infected. Survivors know that once bitten/ exposed they have a very precise amount of time before they turn.
What I liked the most about this movie was the exposure to a different take on the zombie genre. I liked the input of the aboriginal people and I also liked the location of the film. Nothing quite like the vastness of the Australian outback to remind you of how small you are in comparison. Also, the slow and methodical transformation into a zombie, is superbly imagined and executed.
What I did not like, is that the movie is a bit slow. It’s more of a people story than it is a chase thing. Sure, the father is racing against the clock, but he’s not really being chased or anything like what we are used to seeing in American based zombie movies.
All in all, I recommend this movie for watching. It’s a good time.