Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chernobyl Chump

I saw 'Chernobyl Diaries' last night and came away a bit disappointed. It's one of those A-for effort films (you know the kind: as you watch it you are filled with the feeling that this is "kinda good" or you're about to move to the edge of your seat several times during the movie but never really get there...). The film lost it's focus (which should've been gory horror, and not suspense) when it failed to fully show the supposedly radioactive citizens of the "abandoned" city near the infamous Russian Chernobyl nuclear reactors which blew their guts many years ago. This is an example of failure to provide ample coverage of something during the course of a narrative. Show us the damn monster, people! That's what horrific shit is really about -and radiation poisoning is something that involves horrific changes to the body, not suspenseful ones!!! Anyhoo it's an OK time killer. See it if you're rich like me and have over $10.00 to blow (he says with a wink).

Additional: This film was made by the same clowns that made 'Paranormal Activity'. An over-hyped, 1/4th scary "horror film", that showed potential (like 'Chernobyl Diaries') that was never reached.

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