This movie starts of very slow, and really doesn't pick up much speed, but honestly it is more about the story than it is about zombies. Sure, there are zombies in this movie, and yeah, they eat people, but it is more about what would you do if someone you loved were infected. Wade Vogel (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a loving father who would do anything for his family. We see him driving to town to pick up his daughter, Maggie (played by Abigail Breslin), has gone off into town, the viewer doesn't know why, and ends up getting infected. Wade brings Maggie home so he can spend time with her before she is forced into "Quarantine".
Maggie spends time at her house with her step-mother, Caroline, and her father until her time comes to leave. As she turns she finds that she can't handle most food, and eventually she starts to find herself thinking that her father and step-mother smell like food. Maggie only gets worse and worse, her breathing becomes raspy, her eyes glaze over, and her veins spread darkly over her body.
In the end a choice has to be made, Maggie either gets shipped off to quarantine, gets killed by her family, or she can take her own life. When that choice is made, it is out of pure love and it shows how humanity often makes hard choices.
This was a really interesting movie. It reminded me of the TV show IN THE FLESH. If someone you loved were suffering, what would you do to help them or save them? If you were suffering or dying, what would you do so that your family wouldn't have to watch you suffer anymore.
Deep thoughts and insight from a zombie movie is not what most people expect when they watch a zombie movie. It was an incredibly good movie, and I recommend it.