Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quarantine (2008) R - 3 Stars

If you liked the style of filming that was done in Cloverfield, you'll probably like this movie too. Much easier on the eye to watch in most cases, the director gives the viewer a birds eye view by shooting the movie through one camera lens. I have to say I'm not all that into blood and horror shows but I enjoyed the concept of this movie. It got pretty cheesy towards the end with bodies flying in all directions but up until the total meltdown, I thought it was pretty decent. Jennifer Carpenter does a pretty good job going from one emotion to the extreme other side.

Reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her camera man Scott Percival (Steve Harris) are on assignment to following a team of Los Angeles firefighters through their normal nightly routine. The two are invited in to film just what goes on in the lives of these hero's every night while most of us are asleep. After shooting a lot of filler material, a call comes in and the team, along with their documenting film crew, race to the scene.

Upon arriving on scene, they are joined by a squad car as they all enter the building to answer the call of an elderly woman screaming in pain. More sirens can be heard arriving in the background but instead of assisting the workers already inside, the immediately start sealing up the building and containing the people inside, along with our fire fighters and camera crew.

Before long, the CDC is called and it's apparent they are not letting anyone out of the building. Something is raging havoc on the tenants of the apartment causing them to become delirious and violent. It seems a even more lethal strain of rabies has developed in the building and no one's leaving alive.

Vertigo Entertainment, Andale Pictures, Sony Pictures
Directors: Drew Dowdle, John E. Dowdle
Writers: John E. Dowdle, Luis A. Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Producers: Sergio Aguero, Doug Davison, Roy Lee
I viewed 2/09

1 comment:

Reel Whore said...

One of the better horror flicks of last year. I still want to see the original Spanish film it was based upon.