[From IMDb:] A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Apparently I have a bizarre case of Jennifer Carpenter Blindness, because this is yet another movie she’s the star of – not just that she ‘stars in,’ but that she is the star of – that I had no idea she was even in. And it’s not like I haven’t watched this movie a few times, either. I just have no recollection of her (not at all generic) face.
She’s probably my favourite actor and I don’t even know it, because I don’t remember her as anyone other than Deb in Dexter!
Not that I think there’s anything particularly amazing about her acting in Quarantine – or the movie as a whole. I mean, she’s good! All the actors are good. And the movie is good.
Good; not great.
Where Quarantine kicks the butts of many of its found footage-style counterparts, though, is in the camerawork. I very quickly found myself wondering exactly how much choreography went into the making of the movie, because there are quite a few occasions where there’s a lot of movement happening in multiple directions, and the cameraman does a great job in picking it all up. And while I don’t want to take away from giving the cameraman credit for a job well done, there’s an obvious…staginess…to the movie. It’s all a little too neat, y’know?
Ignoring its relationship to [REC]*, Quarantine is a serviceable found footage zombie(ish) movie. If nothing else, it’s at least an entertaining hour and a half.
* Largely because I haven’t watched it in a long time, and didn’t have the time to do so in order to make this into the ‘versus’ post it probably should have been. 😛
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