Critic Review - Globe and Mail

Give Quarantine credit: Without resorting to computer-generated monsters or supernatural explanations, it uses consistent logic and confinement to find new ways of being scary.

October 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (3)
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Alex A.

Alex Aldrich

Quarantine deserves little credit at all. yes, they didn't resort to computer generated monsters, which I respect, but they failed to give us any new monsters. we've all seen the infected zombie ,who for some reason only wants to eat non-infected humans, before. Also, since they couldn't come up with a monster that we haven't seen before we are forced to look at the floor or an actors shoes during the most interesting parts. Don't call this creative footage call it what it really is, lazy. I'll also give you the logic part. Mutated rabies is a new way to create monsters and one that is easily understood. What I didn't like is that the time it took the infected to change depended on the movies pace. At the beginning it took around an hour towards the climax they ware changing in minutes. One more thing. The movie brought no new ways of being scared. it was reminiscent of "The Blair Witch Project." The characters made all of the classic mistakes. when you walk up on an old lady sitting in a corner, growling, and blood dripping from here mouth and face, do you keep walking up to her as if she is any other person in the house. No, no one would. they would keep their distance and try to communicate that way. I'm just tired of movies that do the same thing over and over. None of the characters seemed real because no real person would make mistakes like that, let alone the whole buildings occupants. Critics that go too easy on movies are responsible for sub-standard movies like this.

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Alex Aldrich

Feb 22 - 04:44 PM

Alex A.

Alex Aldrich

Quarantine deserves little credit at all. yes, they didn't resort to computer generated monsters, which I respect, but they failed to give us any new monsters. we've all seen the infected zombie ,who for some reason only wants to eat non-infected humans, before. Also, since they couldn't come up with a monster that we haven't seen before we are forced to look at the floor or an actors shoes during the most interesting parts. Don't call this creative footage call it what it really is, lazy. I'll also give you the logic part. Mutated rabies is a new way to create monsters and one that is easily understood. What I didn't like is that the time it took the infected to change depended on the movies pace. At the beginning it took around an hour towards the climax they ware changing in minutes. One more thing. The movie brought no new ways of being scared. it was reminiscent of "The Blair Witch Project." The characters made all of the classic mistakes. when you walk up on an old lady sitting in a corner, growling, and blood dripping from here mouth and face, do you keep walking up to her as if she is any other person in the house. No, no one would. they would keep their distance and try to communicate that way. I'm just tired of movies that do the same thing over and over. None of the characters seemed real because no real person would make mistakes like that, let alone the whole buildings occupants. Critics that go too easy on movies are responsible for sub-standard movies like this.

Thanks,
Alex Aldrich

Feb 22 - 04:44 PM

Tommy H.

Tommy Edward

I don't think it deserves credit for not using CGI. That's like if someone asked me to eat poop and I replied, " well, no one threw up on this piece of poop, so sure, I'll eat it seeing that it could taste a lot worst..."

And logic isn't scary, unless your dumb ass is being schooled by a logically person. Logic only makes an impact in science-fiction movies, but in horror and fantasy logic can sometimes limit the movies potential and make it less scary because it makes stuff make sense, which defeats mystery and the fear of the unknown. And the fear of confinement is not original. It's about as cliched as a boy with an abusive mom growing up to kill horny teenagers. Confinement and isolation stopped being truly effective after Alien.

May 21 - 12:04 PM

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