Chernobyl Diaries Reviews
With an abundance of cheap cliche scares, terrible acting and a script which makes most horror scripts look Oscar worthy, the seemingly original concept manages to lead to a film lacks enough driving force to even engage slight tension to attract me to watch ever again.
Around the 50 minute mark, around 5 minutes successfully managed to take my interest but that was swiftly lost a few moments later when we returned to the standard bore which seems to form this feature predominantly.
Overall unless you really desire to watch a frankly ridiculous and overly boring film, Chernobyl Diaries is not for you, very little is to be said about this feature, as this review will accumulate to be almost as boring (but most likely still a long shot) as this movie.
Final verdict - 4.8/10 or D+
It tells a story which is not nonsense, it actually happened and the acting OK isn't Oscar winning but isn't rubbish. I've seen very much worse.
It's atmospheric and it holds a memory to the people of Pripyat.
OK so the story is fabricated or is it? Who knows for real if there are people that survived and became strange inhospitable beings? Hmm, there could be some truth in that, after all world governments have a tendency of covering things up.
The film is just a joy to see the unspoilt place of Pripyat as it is now. I would certainly love to take a visit here!
The makers in my opinion did an excellent job on making this film and it is certainly no insult to the people of Pripyat in making this film. On the contrary it is a reminder and a memory.
And while I'm at it what a brilliant track by Marilyn Mason while the end credits roll.