"I promised your mother that I would protect you."
It's jarring to hear Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) deliver that line long after his daughter has been bitten by a zombie. Many of us were raised on stories that depict Arnold as the ultimate action hero, saving the day, if not the entire world, over and over again.
Well first off its not a sequel to 2012's Hunger Games. I normally wouldn't have to point that out at the beginning of a review but some people I've talked to and even some people at the screening for this film thought because it had 'Game' in the title they were from the same franchise.
A film like My Sister's Keeper is so difficult to review from a critical standpoint: it's not a film that loses itself in melodrama but rather a film that shamelessly aspires to be just that.