Cargo Review: Martin Freeman’s Walking Dead is Pretty Good

<img src="https://https://static0.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Cargo-movie-2018-poster.jpg" /><p>Zombie apocalypse dramas are pretty common in the age of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/the-walking-dead/"><em>The Walking Dead</em></a>, but every so often one like <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/cargo/"><strong><em>Cargo</em></strong></a> comes along and finds a fresh story to tell. Adapting their original 7-minute short of the same name (which become a viral hit after its premiere at the 2013 Tropfest short film festival), <em>Cargo</em> directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke deliver a thoughtful and moving tale of survival in their feature debut here. Martin Freeman is the film's headliner and emotional anchor, but its Australian creatives and context are as essential to the movie's success as its talented leading man. <em>Cargo</em> is a slow burn zombpocalypse drama that hits some familiar beats, yet there's a rich humanism at its core that makes the journey meaningful.</p><p><em>Cargo</em> takes place in the aftermath of a pandemic that transforms the infected into flesh-hungry monsters within 48 hours and leaves much of Australia ravaged in its wake. Married couple Andy (Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter) manage to survive the initial outbreak by taking shelter on a houseboat with their year-old daughter Rose and making their way up-river to a safe zone in the aftermath. When tragedy strikes the small family, Andy is left racing against time to find someone else to protect Rose and raise her to survive in this strange new world.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/cargo-2018-movie-reviews/">Cargo Review: Martin Freeman's Walking Dead is Pretty Good</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/cargo-2018-movie-reviews/">Cargo Review: Martin Freeman's Walking Dead is Pretty Good</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>

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