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Let's be honest. We probably don't need any more zombie movies for awhile. The genre is bursting from saturation across every medium possible from film, TV, books, and comics. But if we followed that idea, we'd miss out on fresh takes like the one we see in Cargo.
Cargo begins where many zombie flicks begin, with the epidemic already spread and in full swing. A man Andy (Martin Freeman) is travelling with his wife Kay (Susie Porter) and their infant child Rosie, trying to look for the good in the bad but desperate to find a safe haven. When tragedy befalls them, they are forced to look for help, not knowing if the humans they encounter will be friend or foe. Their path leads them to Thoomi (Simone Landers), a clever teen travelling with an infected father who is heartbroken at his condition.
What separates Cargo from other films of its kind is its lack of attention on the zombies and its focus on the family bond in catastrophe. Its not that its ghouls are unimpressive, they are about as scary as most the good entries out there. But its that emphasis on family through turmoil that really makes this one stand out.