By Mike Pierce
Rated: R for bloody violent and disturbing content, terror and language.
Release Date: 2008-10-10
Starring: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Official Website: http://www.containthetruth.com/
Here’s what I thought about the horror film Quarantine, but first off, here’s a little plot summary:
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, Internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.
NOW…what did I think about it you ask…it was ok. I thought it was going to be better. I mean, the “zombie like people” (I’ll keep it like that so I don’t give away the TRUE story) were dope…but, that’s about it. The whole movie is played back by the camera guy – the camera jerks, moves in all directions! That was pretty annoying. Ladies, you’ll be happy – Jay Hernandez is in the movie. He was cool. Guys, if your looking for a good “date movie in October.” – – go check it out.
I give Quarantine…3 out of 5 Popcorns!