In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
In the book, Melanie is described as blond with blue eyes. Helen Justineau was described as a tall, dark black woman in her 40's. See more »
Dr. Caldwell described the mobile lab is solar powered so they never have to stop which implied it is equipped with electric motor instead of combustion engine. But when Sgt. Parks went to the driver seat, he couldn't crank start the engine. Later, Sgt. Park repaired said engine and it starts like a diesel engine.
Just because the lab is solar powered, it doesn't mean the truck is. The sergeant says the fuel line was damaged. The scientists in the lab never have to stop working or run the engine to do their work. It doesn't imply an electric motor to move the vehicle. See more »
I've read the book and also the second "the boy on the bridge" and only found later that it was made into a motion picture. Having enjoyed the books so much I was curious to see whether the movie followed the same storyine, character descriptions, etc...
Having read the story first I was a bit disappointed with the film. The film is still great but you won't get the whole story in a film. It would have been better done if it was released as 10 episodes or something.
I'm still giving 7 stars as it was still good to watch.
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