Quarantine DVD: Review By Shelley

The government has sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen or heard from again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now.
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I was apprehensive with this film because I am a big fan of ‘zombie’ movies and ‘Cloverfield’ which used the same hand-held camera technique. Nor have I seen the movie ‘Rec’ which this is supposedly a remake of, so I did not have that to compare it to. Even if I had seen ‘Rec’, I would have tried to watch the film without comparison, like I try to do with all movies. There is also a misconception that this is a ‘zombie’ film, it is not. It is about a genetically altered strain of rabies that affects humans in a matter of minutes instead of days or weeks. Even though ‘the infected’ act and look like zombies to a certain extent, I do not think this movie was intended to be ‘zombie flick’.

This is the type of film that ten minutes into it you think that you are going to hate it, but then you realize that it has drawn you in and you become engrossed in the story and the characters. The acting in the film was excellent, especially by Jennifer Carpenter. To me this film ended up being more of a character study than horror. I think it had the right amount of blood and gore because any more would have taken away from the movie’s overall story. The movie stays with you for some time afterward and you begin thinking what if or could this actually happen?

I rated this film 3.5 stars which in my rating system is above average. If there was a way to rate it 3.75 stars, that is what I would have done. I feel it is a little better than above average but not quite excellent. If you see this film, watch it on its own merits. Do not compare it to the original or any other film and I think you will like it.

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Comments (3)

  1. 313td

    Nice review.I watched it this weekend.Not a big fan of the hand held camera,but I thought it was very effective during the last scene.3.5 is probably about right.It was good enough that I will probably watch it again later.

    6 years agoby @313tdFlag

  2. Vamp

    Great review, Shelley, but unless someone brings the DVD to me, I won't make an effort to see it. lolz! Again, great review!

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  3. Forrestgump1

    Great Review Except I Like it a little bit more than you-it has been a while it is good to see you writng a review-See My Review If U Already Have Not-LOLZ!!!!!!

    6 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag