Reviews

  • Oct 22, 2021

    es una muy buena pelicula situada en un lugar donde ocurrio una de las mayores tragedias del mundo, mucho suspenso y miedo rodea esta pelicula.

    es una muy buena pelicula situada en un lugar donde ocurrio una de las mayores tragedias del mundo, mucho suspenso y miedo rodea esta pelicula.

  • Aug 19, 2021

    This movie does have some moments of genuine entertainment and atmosphere, but beyond some moments of tension, it's largely just somewhat dull. The characters are not nuanced or particularly likeable, and the story doesn't have any depth beyond "Oh no, we're trapped here!" The ultra-straightforward approach actually benefits the movie, but since the moments of tension are somewhat rare, this leads to long stretches of nothing; these moments are neither atmospheric nor artistic. A large chunk of this is because this movie has a very odd and lazy quirk: It's filmed like a Found Footage movie, but it's NOT actually a Found Footage movie. Like, the Camera isn't a character like in the others...instead, this film is just filmed in the ways that Found Footage use because it allows for cheap scares, such as seeing something scary, the camera turning around to a character, and then turning back, only for the scary thing to be gone now. These work in Found Footage because it's an actual POV, but here it's just poor filmmaking. This is how the movie is for almost all of it, with the movie FINALLY getting interesting at the end, during a legitimately rather engaging climax after some decent moments of build-up. However, I have to subtract substantial points because of the final shot...it's unsatisfying and frankly ends the movie on an incredibly bitter note, for seemingly no reason other than the filmmakers thinking to themselves: "Wait - Horror movies are supposed to NOT have happy endings, right?" It's not entirely a waste of time, and if you're into slow-burn scares it's probably worth watching once, but no more beyond that.

    This movie does have some moments of genuine entertainment and atmosphere, but beyond some moments of tension, it's largely just somewhat dull. The characters are not nuanced or particularly likeable, and the story doesn't have any depth beyond "Oh no, we're trapped here!" The ultra-straightforward approach actually benefits the movie, but since the moments of tension are somewhat rare, this leads to long stretches of nothing; these moments are neither atmospheric nor artistic. A large chunk of this is because this movie has a very odd and lazy quirk: It's filmed like a Found Footage movie, but it's NOT actually a Found Footage movie. Like, the Camera isn't a character like in the others...instead, this film is just filmed in the ways that Found Footage use because it allows for cheap scares, such as seeing something scary, the camera turning around to a character, and then turning back, only for the scary thing to be gone now. These work in Found Footage because it's an actual POV, but here it's just poor filmmaking. This is how the movie is for almost all of it, with the movie FINALLY getting interesting at the end, during a legitimately rather engaging climax after some decent moments of build-up. However, I have to subtract substantial points because of the final shot...it's unsatisfying and frankly ends the movie on an incredibly bitter note, for seemingly no reason other than the filmmakers thinking to themselves: "Wait - Horror movies are supposed to NOT have happy endings, right?" It's not entirely a waste of time, and if you're into slow-burn scares it's probably worth watching once, but no more beyond that.

  • Mar 17, 2021

    Worst movie ever. Don't let the cover fool you. Chernobyl Diaries is not a movie about the Chernobyl Nuclear accident. It is a horrible horror movie. Definitely do not watch. This movie is a poor excuse of a horror movie.

    Worst movie ever. Don't let the cover fool you. Chernobyl Diaries is not a movie about the Chernobyl Nuclear accident. It is a horrible horror movie. Definitely do not watch. This movie is a poor excuse of a horror movie.

  • Jan 02, 2021

    A decent movie that lacks suspense and Thrills but will pass time while entertaining you.

    A decent movie that lacks suspense and Thrills but will pass time while entertaining you.

  • Nov 20, 2020

    Funziona assolutamente la trama, specialmente nella prima mezz'ora. Viene dato un discreto spazio alla fotografia che rende questo horror abbastanza atipico. Nel finale si perde di brillantezza e la conclusione è un po' sbrigativa.

    Funziona assolutamente la trama, specialmente nella prima mezz'ora. Viene dato un discreto spazio alla fotografia che rende questo horror abbastanza atipico. Nel finale si perde di brillantezza e la conclusione è un po' sbrigativa.

  • Oct 26, 2020

    A small group of dumb young people who came to Chernobyl for extreme tourism and then started to get killed by the creatures there. I thought this was a found footage movie, but it actually just used the found-footage shaky camera style to create a sense of anxiety, which was weird because they could just make it a true found-footage movie. Despite the predictable plot and characters, the movie did deliver the anxiety feeling and tension that I wanted from this kind of movie. The rating on Rotten Tomatoes was too low for this movie, despite its problems. 6.5/10

    A small group of dumb young people who came to Chernobyl for extreme tourism and then started to get killed by the creatures there. I thought this was a found footage movie, but it actually just used the found-footage shaky camera style to create a sense of anxiety, which was weird because they could just make it a true found-footage movie. Despite the predictable plot and characters, the movie did deliver the anxiety feeling and tension that I wanted from this kind of movie. The rating on Rotten Tomatoes was too low for this movie, despite its problems. 6.5/10

  • Jul 21, 2020

    Really stupid. Horrible storyline, relies on jump scares and only jump scares to be "scary", and overall a horrible film. Obviously horror movie logic can be stupid but this movie truly takes that to the next level. If your looking for a movie to laugh at this is a good one, but if your looking for a good movie look elsewhere.

    Really stupid. Horrible storyline, relies on jump scares and only jump scares to be "scary", and overall a horrible film. Obviously horror movie logic can be stupid but this movie truly takes that to the next level. If your looking for a movie to laugh at this is a good one, but if your looking for a good movie look elsewhere.

  • Jul 09, 2020

    It started off great, an amazing start to a found footage film. Then, like most found footage films, it fell down a rabbit hole of cheap scares and a very disappointing ending. Still, I'd recommend a watch if you enjoy found footage horror films

    It started off great, an amazing start to a found footage film. Then, like most found footage films, it fell down a rabbit hole of cheap scares and a very disappointing ending. Still, I'd recommend a watch if you enjoy found footage horror films

  • Jun 28, 2020

    Showing the horrors of Chernobyl is different than showing a horror movie taking place at Chernobyl. And that's the difference that wreaks most of the premise of this movie. As for more recent movies, Annihilation comes to mind when thinking about a better horror movie about an landscape altered by some disaster. Thinking about the natural world reclaiming an irradiated landscape really fires the imagination. Then CHERNOBYL DIARIES comes along and gives us that landscape but only uses typical horror fare to do it. It would've been a greater credit to the place if the movie would've taken some more chances with the story.

    Showing the horrors of Chernobyl is different than showing a horror movie taking place at Chernobyl. And that's the difference that wreaks most of the premise of this movie. As for more recent movies, Annihilation comes to mind when thinking about a better horror movie about an landscape altered by some disaster. Thinking about the natural world reclaiming an irradiated landscape really fires the imagination. Then CHERNOBYL DIARIES comes along and gives us that landscape but only uses typical horror fare to do it. It would've been a greater credit to the place if the movie would've taken some more chances with the story.

  • May 14, 2020

    Bland, boring, and predictable...Chernobyl Diaries has all that...in spades! I'm not sure how or why this movie was made.

    Bland, boring, and predictable...Chernobyl Diaries has all that...in spades! I'm not sure how or why this movie was made.