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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
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laura-9653 (18 May 2013)
I recommend this movie to those who appreciate the suspense of horrormovies and who enjoy watching horror movies because they are thrillingand get you thinking. The fact that it plays off of a true nucleardisaster gives it that thrilling effect that I love. Just thinking thatthere is in fact an abandoned city and there were mutations just addsto the suspense. I understand the dislike of the movie by the majority of the audiencebecause of the shaky camera and because you may feel that you don'tknow what's going on so you just wait for that BOO! factor (which doeshappen). I understand, but I feel that those things are what make thismovie great. The director wants to give you that 'you're there' and 'this actuallyhappened' feeling, that's why we have the 'shaky' camera. What do youexpect when you have Oren Peli as the producer. And just likeParanormal Activity you have that mystery of what it is, what it lookslike, and the suspense of when something is going to pop out.There is NO SEX!! Which is awesome, because a lot of the "horror"movies coming out in this time and age have unnecessary sex or nudity,which I think the movies could do fine without. This movie is indeed a good horror movie. I highly recommend that youwatch it, just so you can decide yourself if it's good or bad,everybody is biased, I know I am, and I am not a professional critic soI may not know what I'm saying and you most definitely don't have tolisten to me.I like good horror movies and had almost given up on American horrormovies but Oren Peli strikes again.
Roan1337 (18 May 2013)
The film could have been a very good one. It contains a very greatsetting, almost convincing actors and good camera work. But altogetherthe movies doesn't use it right. It could be up to a poor script with apredictable story and well known kinds of characters. This destroys thepossibilities the film could have been had. The atmosphere is scary, nodoubt, but except of one/two scenes there weren't very great shockmoments. And this film had the potential to be a very well working shocker: Darklocations, an unknown enemy, only lights of pocket lamps, but the firstshock moment of the film (the bear) was some kind of characteristic forthe whole work, because it wasn't very well animated and lookedridiculous to me. The greatest scene of the movie was the last sequence. It saved themovie for me and made it worth seeing. The rest isn't bad, don'tmisunderstand me. But it is mostly predictable and it creates tensionwithout any moment that lets this tension explode. I'm not sorry for the 86 minutes I watched the movie but I had expectedmore of it.
Hellmant (17 May 2013)
'CHERNOBYL DIARIES': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five) Oren Peli (the creator of the original 'PRANORMAL ACTIVITY') producedand co-wrote (with Carey and Shane Van Dyke) this low budget horrorfilm about six vacationers touring the site of a nuclear reactordisaster in a deserted town near Chernobyl. The film was directed byfirst time director Bradley Parker and made on a budget of just $1million. It stars the likes of Jesse MCartney, Jonathan Sadowski,Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko, Olivia TaylorDudley and Devin Kelley. The movie is light on thrills and extremelydull. Horror fans might find a few nice shocks but that's about it.The film tells the story of six young tourists in Moscow who decide totake an 'extreme tour' of a deserted town near Chernobyl, where therewas a nuclear power plant disaster years earlier. The tourists are leadby Chris (McCartney), who plans on proposing to his girlfriend Natalie(Dudley) during the trip, and Chris's brother Paul (Sadowski). Theyhire a tour guide named Uri (Diatchenko) who leads them in to the citythrough a restricted entrance. After touring the location they try toleave when they discover the wires to Uri's van have been cut. Theythen learn that the city is not so abandoned after all and they soonfind themselves being hunted.You know you're probably not enjoying a horror film like this too muchwhen it gets down to a couple survivors and you just want them to getkilled off so the movie will end. At no point did I care about thecharacters in the film or about what happened to them, which made for apretty dull film. I didn't enjoy Peli's other films either (the'PARANORMAL ACTIVITY' series) and don't really think much of him as afilmmaker. Parker's directing isn't too impressive either. The cast isadequate but their characters are too poorly written for them to doanything interesting with. The movie is mostly a waste, even fordie-hard horror movie fans.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OntHz3aWug
benegesserit20 (16 May 2013)
This review contains spoiler, so please do not read it before watchingthe movie.Well, how should I start it? My opinion in a nutshell: indescribablybad and one of the biggest disappointments ever. Mr. Peli, afterParanormal Activity,which is pretty cool, what is this??? The basicidea is not bad at all. BUT: these characters are completely hopeless,they lack survival instinct and we can't discover even the slightesttrace of common sense either. In most cases they act like idiots, withunexpected and sometimes totally irrelevant emotional outbursts. Let'ssee a few examples:1. The car is broken. The guide knows something is not fine. What isthe solution? Wait for the night falling and the scary creatures catchus instead of walking to the military guys at the other side of thetown. 2. After the death of the guide, let's split and leave the gunbehind. When our friends are taken away by the mutants/zombies, theyuse nor the gun, neither the walkie-talkie, but they record the wholething with a camera... Please. 3. Fine, it took us the WHOLE DAY to getback to our car (instead of going for help), our friends disappeared.What's now? Naturally, let's go to find them instead of going for help!Well, after seeing what they did to our armed guard, a former member ofthe special forces, we are reasonably hoping for a successful rescueaction. 4. There are only two of us remaining. We are escaping throughsome labyrinth in a basement which leads to... TADA...the reactoritself. After getting our face burnt by radiation, soldiers are waitingfor us at the exit (well, let's ignore the fact that the reactor isunder a concrete sarcophagus, insignificant detail). They want to shootus. I'm begging for my life in English when I'm fluent in Ukranian...5. The last survivor is saved by some doctors who state that she cannotsurvive as she saw the patients who escaped the secret hospital who aresupposed to be the former habitants of the town. Finally they let themkill the girl. Pfff.I've been a horror fan for over a decade now, and I saw many differenttypes of movies, good ones and not-so-good ones but this one isdefinitely a disgrace for the whole genre. The justification of the 2 point I gave:One for being thought-provoking (however, not the usual sense of theexpression). One for teaching me appreciating other films I thoughtwere horrible. Compared to this, some of them seems to be a piece ofart.
drew_atreides (15 May 2013)
I think that's a key question you have to ask yourself. If you need tosee visceral, bloody horror and horrific make-up and cgi directly inyour face in order to be scared, then CHERNOBYL DIARIES is not for you. This is a horror movie that is more for the "What you don't see is evenscarier then what you do see" crowd. I felt like this was a very well-shot, tense thriller. The atmosphereof the film quite effectively isolated and creepy.The ending is a bit on the weak side, but it doesn't trump the journeyto get there.This is a great little flick to watch in a darkened theatre with a bagof buttered popcorn.
kortuga98 (15 May 2013)
**SPOILER ALERT, not that it matters, because you really shouldn't seethis crap heap of a movie**Okay, no. This movie made absolutely no sense at ALL. NOTHING MADESENSE. Alright. Let me compose myself here. Let's start with Oren Peli.The dude's like a reverse King Midas. He RUINS EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES.Paranormal Activity 1 was alright. 2, not awful. 3 ruined the entireseries, in my opinion. Insidious was... a mess.And then there's This.This right here is why bad things happen to good people. This movie ishands down the crappiest movie I've ever seen. There was afound-footage thing at the beginning, which was sort of cool. Haven'tseen one of those since Chronicle. Oh, wait. It's NOT cool. It'sextremely overused. But it looks like our old buddy Oren decided toscratch the found-footage thing completely after the opening sequence.TOO BAD THEY FORGOT TO HIRE AN ACTUAL CAMERAMAN. Secondly. Jesse McCartney is NOT an actor. At least, he shouldn't be.That's all I have to say about that.Also. If the so-called 'patients' of radiation poisoning that arechasing these people around are actually RUNNING AROUND IN A HIGHLYRADIOACTIVE AREA, THEY SHOULD BE BURNING JUST LIKE THE PROTAGONISTS.BUT THEY AREN'T. Somehow these guys are immune to radioactivity. Butwait, no, they're BALD! So they CAN'T be immune! A little girl standing around. That doesn't even fit in with ANYTHING.SHE's not bald though. So maybe she just got airdropped into Prypiat.Who the hell knows.Additionally. If these patients *air quotes* are supposedly crazies whoeat any meat they can find are eating the protagonists, then WHY THEHELL aren't they eating EACH OTHER?! And WHY do they LEAVE the guardstrung up by his ankles to the ceiling? NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE.NONE OF IT.Geiger counter goes off. You would be dead within a couple of HOURS ifyou were in an area that radioactive. But NO. They were there for DAYS.It seems like they just strung together everything you've ever seen ina horror movie together into one continuous heap of smoking garbage.Don't go in there. No. Stop. Don't open that door. Leave. God DAMN it.Now look what happened. You STUPID-FORMULAIC!There's so much inconsistency here, so many plot holes, it's like asteaming POO SUNDAE just LAID OUT FOR EVERYONE TO TAKE A WHIFF OF. Ihave NO IDEA how this has an F-ING 6 right now. If I could go intonegatives I would.
adam-c-scales (15 May 2013)
Chernobyl diaries documents the travels of four American touristsincluding Chris (played by Jessee McCartney) who stop in Kyiv to visitChris's brother Paul before recommencing their travels across Europe.After a night out, they propose to explore the abandoned town ofPrypiat, the home of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that previouslyhosted an infamous disaster. Of course, the horrors that surrounded thePlant have't quite dissipated and therefore something conspicuouslysinister awaits these tourists. Whilst the film doesn't offer anything particularly new to the horrorgenre, it does offer some genuinely horrifying moments which will serveto sustain the audiences' attention throughout. Though the charactersaren't particularly interesting, they do form a likable groupthroughout the duration of the film and really authenticate the momentsof horror. At times, the film verges on resembling a slasher - let'sjust see what's around the corner - kind of moments which prevent thefilm from constructing its own narrative based on this uniquesituation. Stylistically the film is interesting as it utilises the shaky cameraaesthetic in the first half and then seems to divulge into a moretraditional way of filming. It's almost as if director Bradley Parkeris creating two films concurrently; a shaky-cam experience of Americansstranded in Europe and a film about a group who are terrorised byzombie-like creatures. Producer Oren Peli has definitely made hispresence aware, with the film's Paranormal Activity style "gotcha"moments which are often scary but also predictable and unimaginative. The film could have focused on the origins of the Chernobyl disaster insome detail to provide a context for these creatures, though theirbehaviour would still have remained an enigma even with thisexplanation in place. Are they hungry for human flesh or are theymerely crazy? These questions are also evoked in the Wrong Turn filmswhich this film is indebted with its depiction of mutants as the resultof a radiation catastrophe. Are the mutants the real victims here? As well as paying homage to Wrong Turn, the film has a very Hostel-likefeel with its commentary on Eastern Europe as a space of corruption anddanger. The overall creepy, inauspicious atmosphere constructed in thefilm really lends credence to the horror depicted which compensates forwhat lacks in terms of the film's antagonists, whatever they are. If anything is to be learnt from this film, stay the other side of thepond.
bluebird1238 (15 May 2013)
Chernobyl Diaries is pretty scary. It had me jumping all throughout themovie. It's very scary, but the plot has some major holes in it; not tomention the dialog sucks. If you ignore the some-what stupid openingand the at times stupid actions and just focus on a good scare, thenthis movie is a good choice for you. The plot kept setting up fordifferent problems that were never solved. It kept adding differentplot twists with no real reason. The ending of this movie was totallybizarre and was headed a completely different direction than what thewhole movie seemed to go. This movie was kind of like the Blair WitchProject, except the person filming was not a character. Now of you canget through these little problems then this movie is pretty darn good,but I'd those kind of things detract you from the main picture than Iwouldn't suggest seeing this movie.
Ross Parker (14 May 2013)
Chernobyl Diaries follows a group of stereotypical American tourists asthey travel across Europe, heading towards Moscow. As they basethemselves in Kiev for a few days, one of the group has a wacky idea ofheading on an 'extreme tour' to the abandoned city of Pripyat. Theirextreme tour turns out to be a little more extreme when they encountersome unwanted remnants of the nuclear disaster.I'm not terribly sure what to think of this film, so I'll summarise thegood and the not so good.Good points:- The acting was pretty good. Mr McCartney's performance in particularwas strong, and he fulfilled the role of his character very well.- The atmosphere which was created in the city of Pripyat was*excellent*. The scene was set very well through a variety of stilllandscapes of the creepy old apartment complexes, lack of musicalsoundtrack and lots of low frequency sounds. - Perhaps most importantly (for the beginning of the film anyway), itwas unnerving. I found myself fearing for the characters as thesituation got worse and worse. When the group were sitting in the oldSoviet van as the city got darker and darker, I was spooked. Not so good points:- The storyline was particularly predictable to a point. Once the firstcharacter was disposed of (which just happened to be Yuri, the man withthe knowledge of the area, and the firepower) you pretty much knew thesituation was going to get worse and worse. As the group were chased byhoards of radiated Soviets, it was too obvious what was coming.- The ending. I personally thought the ending was rubbish. (Do NOT readon further if you've not seen the film, the next few sentences will bea massive *SPOILER*!) I really don't understand why every single one ofthe group had to be killed. I walked out the cinema with a feeling of"Oh, okay. That'll be that then". Although when the final two wereconfronted by the Russian police, I was slightly shocked - a decentlittle plot twist which broke the monotony of attacks from the radiatedpeople. Don't rush to see this film. I didn't find it to be a very memorableexperience, but at the time, I enjoyed it. If you need an example of amovie you should sit down with some popcorn and lose yourself for awhile with - this is the one.
movieman89-2 (14 May 2013)
The first thing that attracted to this was Oren Peli, who I'm huge fanof. The trailers looked very promising, so I thought I should give it ago. I saw rating on here and my older brother and I didn't think thatwas a good sign but we went anyway.To start with, the story's good, but we've seen it before. The uniquepart of it is that it's set in Cripyat. The chromatography was superb,especially through out the scare scenes. But it would be nice to showmore of the deserted town than the characters.The acting was good enough, but not Oscar worthy. The downside is theNorwegians didn't research the accent enough and sounded Australian.Now the characters, I think needed more development so we care more forthem.What I liked most of this film is the atmosphere, which was verytensional and creepy. This did slightly creep me out and kept mehooked. The other part I love about this is that the film didn'tconcentrate on gore and mindless violence. It just focused on tension. The lighting was fantastic because the villains, you just see theoutlines and shadows, not full detail. I really wish they would do moreof this in future horror films.Of course, the trailers didn't want to show too much. I did think thatthe villains would have been ghosts. When us audience found out what'schasing the characters, I have to admit I was slightly disappointedbecause it reminded me a lot of The Hills Have Eyes (which I reallyenjoyed). I did find that in that after the real incident , that womandid give birth to deformed babies so that did slightly change mindabout the film being like The Hills Have Eyes. Now the main downside is the ending, which was thrown in on the spotwith no explanation which I thought was dreadful. I won't ruin too muchbut you'll see what I mean when you see it.So, overall, it was a pretty good film but with a bad ending. As I say,we've seen this all before. Oren Peli did well through out the firstand second half. It is a pretty good one to watch with friends but youare going to be outraged at the end of the film.
xfinafire (12 May 2013)
I, to be honest, like these kinds of movies. Where it takes place inplaces you know a lot about that has either a mystery or a solid, greatbackground. Let's take Munger Road for instance. It was filmed rightwhere I lived and I saw it on the day it came out. Had a great idea.But made some what a little no sense.Now to Chernobyl. This has got to be one of the coolest ideas evercreated. But the thing is, when writers write these kinds of ideas,they always have to add some sort of idea in it that will partialityruin half the film/not go towards the intended story line the writer ishoping to reach. And that's what has been happening for ages with thefollowing; Cloverfield, Apollo 18, The Devil Inside, The Last Exorcismand some other films that I can't think of right now but besides thatpoint. Here's what this movie would've needed to be fixed up to be thebest horror movie ever.1. Long time writing with a lot of thought and risks being put in tomake it better. 2. Let's keep random bears out.. 3. More paranormalactivity in the movie. Not some random wires being cut in a car'sengine. 4. BETTER actors who make it seem like it's really happeningand not crappy dialog because let's face it, people in those situationsdon't use the F bomb 10000 times. 5. The mutated people was a good ideabut showed disrespect to those who were killed/diseased during theincident. I would've made it be like mutated fish where they're allcreepy looking like those parasites from Cloverfield. 6. The final cluethat made no sense at all. SPOILERS. Nurse: We can't let this one go..she's seen them. *Both nurses take the girl by both of her arms whilethe other nurse is opening a hatched door* Girl: What are you doing?No! Noo!! *Both nurses throw her in the cellar and the third one slamsit shut with a 3 barred window*. *Girl looks blank and hears footstepsand wonders about a little bit and turns her head and then getsattacked by a crowd of mutants*.My mind just was like "what?".. Well I hope they make a sequel/orremake. A better one.In my overall review, the movie is fun, goes at a fast pace andoriginal and creative. But the flaws are the horrible actors, therandom bear, and the end. 5/10.
eckmanmj-1 (12 May 2013)
Was this movie great? No. Was this movie good? Not really? Was it aboveaverage? Yeah, I'll give it that.In a genre that is literally over populated with cheap knock off Syfy-Channel style survival horror movies, you can certainly do MUCH worsethan Chernobyl Diaries.I think that the best part about this movie was the location. Theabandoned living area of Pripyat was pretty creepy. This type of movieworks better if you have a little bit of imagination and can projectyourself as one of the characters. Even though none of this movie wasshot near Chernobyl (yes I know there's some stock footage used in themovie, Im merely talking about scenes with the actors), check outpictures of the living areas of Pripyat. There's a good one onWikipedia that is at least pretty similar looking as the location inthe movie.The whole concept of going on an extreme tour in a town that wasabandoned after a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl is pretty cool. Andin the realm of mutated people/zombie-like horror movies, its not allthat implausible that there might be mutants/zombies like this.The actors weren't terrible either. Yeah, many of the clichÃ©s of thisgenre are present. Incredibly poor judgment calls, non-existentsurvival instincts, etc. There's even a couple real puzzlers like thebear scene make you slap your head. But I've seen many movies where theentire cast is down right terrible. For what is was, the cast in thismovie did a decent job.Finally, one of the best things about this movie is that it WASN'T shotin the 'found footage/shaky camcorder' style. I applaud Blair WitchProject for coming up with a new sub-genre of horror, and there's beensome movies that have used this technique well, but most of the time,its just annoying. I was happy to see that although the very beginninghas some camcorder footage, the rest of the movie was shot rathertraditionally.If I had to pick the two biggest things that I didn't like about themovie is the lack of gore. Part of the reason I like zombie movies isfor the mutated/dead/decayed look of the creatures. There are very fewshots of the "monsters" in this movie. I would have preferred to see alittle more gore. Also, the ending was kind of a cop out. I had thefeel that the filmmakers got to a point where they were running out ofmoney and rushed the ending. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but itfelt rushed to me.So there ya have it. This movie isn't winning any Academy awards, thereare some forehead-slappers, and the basic plot is one that's been donethousands of times. But for what it is, this is good entertainment. Atthe very minimum, it should keep anyone watching occupied for 90minutes, and for horror fans who like this style of movie, it waspretty decent. A solid 7/10 in my book.
Vinnie Ferloin (12 May 2013)
Not quite sure why this movie is a 5.1 on IMDb. It seems like all thegood movies are rated low, and all the terrible movies are rated high.I'm actually starting to get annoyed with IMDb for that reason. Thepeople reviewing/rating the movies that they review/rate don't knowwhat they're talking about most of the time.Anyway now that I got that out of the way, lets talk about the movie.This movie is beautifully shot and the sound quality is superb, you cantell it's not a low budget film. The setting is eerie and is acharacter in itself, it sets the tone for sure. The acting is good andthe storyline is original.Now, I will admit that this movie is more of a thriller than a horror.There are some typical "I wasn't expecting that to happen" spooks butthats about it. I'll call it a creepy thriller. The movie is relativelyfast paced, there's no real down time and it doesn't drag which is hardto come by these days, the story moves along at a nice pace and isintense from the first incident on. Incident meaning when the actionstarts up, which also doesn't take long to happen...you're probablylooking at about 20-25 minutes of back story and the rest of the timeit's pedal to the metal.Just based on originality, this movie wins. However, the fact that itkept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next makesit great which is why I'm willing to give this one an 8/10. This movieis best watched in the dark, as the tone of the movie is dark and Ifeel like it helps to solidify the creepiness. Definitely recommendtaking the time and spending the money to see this movie, you won'tregret it!
thompsign (11 May 2013)
Saying a movie is predictable is like saying a movie has a beginning,middle and end. Most movies, no matter the genre are predictable thesedays. Very few are super unique. I DO NOT think Chernobyl Diaries ispredictable. With that being said; I enjoyed the movie a lot, I jumped,I wasn't bored at all! At one point I actually had to sit at the edgeof the couch. Sometimes it felt like I was there with them. I feel thatthe director definitely executed the idea that the writers seen intheir mind. I'm disappointed that the average rating is 5.0 becauseMANY people come to IMDb to check a rating before they watch a movieand the 5.0 will most likely deter them and they will miss out. Istrongly recommend it to people that want to sit back and have a goodscare.
Beth Biscuits (11 May 2013)
The whole history behind Chernobyl is unsettling to say the very least.A whole community has about five minutes to flee their homes andbusinesses before radioactivity come sin and kicks some ass. The placehasn't changed much since it was left, building, some furnishings, evena playground remain, but not a soul has lived there since.you hear a summary like that and you find yourself thinking "hello,hello. Got ourselves a potentially very interesting and chilling filmhere". Alas it is not to be! OK, i'm being harsh. The film was actuallyquite entertaining right the way up until matey boy gets attacked andso the others decide to go and investigate (as if you would forgoodness sake! "oooh one of our friends has been viciously attacked byan unknown being/animal and apparently there are loads of them! Lets gotake a look!"The filmmakers have fallen into the same trap that the standard modernday American horror film makers have fallen into. 1.Not really spendingthe time to make the audience warm to the characters (as it was icouldn't have given a hoot who lived and who died2.Absolutely ridiculous decision making made by the victims. I'm surethe film makers think this makes it more "edge of the seat" but all itdoes is make the film and the characters seem even more unrealistic andmakes the viewer feel even more detached from the situation. You don'treally find yourself thinking "oh my goodness, there is no way out ofthis, what the heck would i do in this situation?"...all of which agood horror film should make you feel. The ending did not make any sense whatsoever! So we're left with towremaining survivors, a girl and a guy, when the army turn up! At thispoint both the survivors are suffering radiation poisoning and havewitnessed things that would make your teeth itch and which would putthe government in some hot water if the story got out. So whats thesolution!? Shoot the guy there and then on the spot, then get suited upin radioactive suits, pop the girl in an ambulance, take her to ahospital and then throw her in a dark room (they don't want her talkingto outside parties about what she's seen) and leave her there, whereshe soon becomes attacked by other 'monsters' who just so happen to behanging out in there. This leaves me with 2 questions1. If they wanted her dead, why not just shoot her along with the otherguy? Why take her all the way to the hospital just to kill her there?2.Why the heck was there a room full of radioactive mutant monsters ina cupboard at the hospital? To summarise: a film that potentially could have been mind blowing butthanks to the unimaginative scriptwriters it was lacklustre. I suspectthey were trying to achieve the Blair witch project status of "its whatyou don't see that scares you" however, unlike the Blair witch lot,Chernobyl diaries failed miserably.
KineticSeoul (10 May 2013)
This is one of the crappiest horror flick I seen this summer.Everything about this movie is generic and even more generic when itcomes to horror character decisions. This has almost no twist and turnsand goes in a very narrow direction without even being scary at all. Iwent with my cousins to see this movie and even they were greatlydisappointed. One of the girl behind me could predict the future orsomething because half way through she said "this is such a crappymovie". But I thought it might get better but it never does. I amgetting really annoyed by horror movies where the characters might bemore safe or have a better fighting chance if they stick together. Butone or more of the people in the group think otherwise. Now sometimesdumb character decision might be needed to move the horror elementsalong. But nothing about this movie is scary, there were a lot offemale audiences. But there wasn't a single tension, scream or even agasp. The build up is passable to some degree but when the horror stuffhappens it's just dull and boring. Just bunch of characters runningaround acting like idiots with horrendous cinematography. Sometimes itdoes that for horror effect, but they way this movie is shot with thecamera constantly turning away from what is going on didn't make themovie better it made it worse. Nothing is really explained when itcomes to what is going on, a bit of insight on what is going on mighthave made this movie at least watchable...Maybe. Sometimes somethingsare left untold to make a film more mysterious or even ominous but thatjust isn't the case for this movie. The feeling of not knowing might beeffective in some horror movies but the direction this movie goes addsnothing. And when the credits roll you have a feeling of being cheatedand will think "well is that it?". The ending is just utter crap. Saveyourself sometime and go watch some other horror flick, there is a loadof horror flicks that is way better than this one. The makers of thismovie was obviously influenced by survival horror games such as Left 4Dead, Silent Hill and Call of Duty 4 because of the area this movietakes place in. The area can just be coincidence but anyways thismovies shows that sometimes video games should just stay as videogames. When it comes to video games to sum it up it's quite a bit likeS.T.A.L.K.E.R the video game which also takes place in Chernobyl exceptthis has stupid tourists. Oh and one of the cast member was obviouslypicked because he sort of resembles Leonardo DiCaprio when it comes tomannerism and acting style. Except didn't add up to DiCaprio's level,not that I think DiCaprio is a phenomenal actor or anything like that.Anyways I give this movie a 3 because I wasn't completely sure of theorder of the people to die.3/10
Fah PR (10 May 2013)
The enjoyable thing about this movie is to see all good bodies ofactors and actress...These are how can describe this movie; -good theme-poor dialog -lack of excitement -good looking actors and actresses.When I was walking out of the theather I heard people who were watchingthe movie with me said the same things as I thought. I could see thatthe director tried very hard to make it scary...I'm not a big fan of scary movies but I enjoy seeing a good movie sothis movie didn't make me feel like my money is worth it. The acting ofall the actors and actress is sort of poor.Enjoy!
majesticmeteor (10 May 2013)
This piece of crap is up at ThePirateBay.org on a for free download 815MB torrent.For gawd sake don't pay for foiking crap like this, and certainly don'tput a dime back in the pockets of the evil Hollywood scum bucket Jewsthat sponsor this crap.What happened is that a scum bucket Hollywood Jew producer drugged anddate raped one of the chicks. She found out and on top of $5 millionnon taxed dollars in briefcases she demanded a movie deal. And thispiece of crap movie is it.It's really lame and shows no lady bare feet, and there's no tittiesucking or pussy eating. How lame is THAT!?!
danewma (06 May 2013)
I don't know where to begin. (I guess)I'll start here: I've beenwondering lately why the Horror genre has been reduced to remakes fortoo long. They're rarely good, but considering that this is what we getfor "fresh ideas", I guess I should be happy taking my chances thatsomething like (say) the Evil Dead remake won't be so bad. (Before Ieven start) Speaking of remakes- this movie pretty much was a terriblelooking, terrible sounding "re-remake" of "The Hills Have Eyes". Icould stop there (and it would suffice), but I won't. Okay.....the movie. The movie does everything wrong. It starts as a"found footage" film. It sticks with that format for about 20 minutes.Then (inexplicably) it stops that approach and adopts a "3rd person"perspective for the duration of the film. It tries to stick with theelements that make "found footage" films scary (despite abandoning thestyle) throughout the movie (ala Blair Witch) for no particular reason.The result is a movie that sounds awful, and looks even worse. The castis made up of a failed pop singer/songwriter, another guy, and anotherguy, and 3 girls that would qualify as "8's", probably to distract usmen from the plot. I'm certain (rather, I'm assuming) that a deletedscene has one of them showing their boobs, and it got cut because itrepresented a complete and total continuity lapse. Also, noticeablynowhere to be found was the obligatory "kids smoking killer dro",another desperate appeal to the lowest of movie goers I'm fairlycertain the writer felt the need to include, but later was just editedout for one reason or another. The plot sucks. (I guess) They go to Pripyat because some guy told themto. Then one girl decided she could take pictures. That's all thereason they needed. Somebody took their car apart. One of them breakstheir leg. There are dogs in the woods, so they can't just walk back tocivilization. The "tour guide" vanishes. That's it. That's the freakingplot. I'm not sure what I was supposed to be afraid of. Fish. Bears.Dogs. Radiation. Radioactive mutants. The Ukranian government, or maybetheir efforts to cover up all of the above. It doesn't matter. The onlypart of the movie that was the least bit "tense" was when a roving gangof Ukranian douches made unwanted sexual advances on "the 8's". Thatpart lasted all of 20 seconds, so strap in when it comes. I don't feel like going back to see what this film grossed, and I'mafraid to see what the budget was. What I do know is that someone,somewhere is starving, and this happened- as if to pee in that starvingperson's face. I myself spent $5.99 renting this on pay-per view, andI'm already thinking about what I could have gotten instead. 3pinwheels, a novelty cowboy hat, 5 rulers, or (if I really wanted toget frivolous) I could cash in $6 for 120 nickles, eat them one by one,and take my chances with succumbing to nickle poisoning. The pain ofthat would be nothing compared to the suffering I endured through 90minutes of this. If this wasn't enough to deter you from watching this, in one last(desperate) plea- there's nothing here you won't find in any "made forSci-Fi channel" movie. You know, the one's that blow their entireediting budget prior to filming when they find out Patrick Duffy isavailable (and very excited to start acting again)to play the lead. Atleast these movies make attempts at cgi, albeit terrible cgi. Moreoften than not Chernobyl Diaries just pans away and hopes nobodynotices when the opportunity presents itself. Okay, I've doneeverything I could to talk you out of it, and I won't spoil the ending,other than to say that when faced with the decision to walk in theopposite direction of the severely radioactive power plant (you know,towards safety), they instead walk directly into it, and everybody leftdies. It's your call, dude.
sandeep singh (06 May 2013)
While most of the reviews slam this movie down, I actually enjoyed themovie. I also recently saw "Cabin in the woods" and imo, I'd rate thismovie higher than "Cabin....".This movie is a hybrid of "Paranormal Activity", "Cloverfield", "I amLegend" while never achieving the greatness of such previous titles.But on its own merit, it's not that bad. The location itself and thecinematography is dark yet beautiful. The acting wasn't so bad and thetour guide was probably the best out of the lot, albeit his short role.The movie definitely had good potential but at times, it seemed toorushed. I really wished the director had spent more time on developingthe tour guide's background and developed his relationship with thetourists. But all in all, the movie had tense moments once all hellbreaks loose. I'm not a big fan of dark scenes (the second half of themovie is entirely shot in darkness) so that was a little disappointing.Never really seeing the real inhabitants of the city was another.Unlike some other reviewers, I'm not going to indulge in why thecharacters didn't get hungry or goto the bathroom in their 2 day stay.It's a movie..not a reality show (hell..even reality shows are nolonger fully 'real').But if you love movies like the ones I've mentioned above, I highlyrecommend watching this one. 1 time watch for sure but definitelyentertaining.
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