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MOVIE REVIEW: CARRIERS

Carriers Review

By Rose Elle

Rated: PG-13

Directed by Alex and David Paster

Running Time: 84 minutes

Synopsis: Post viral pandemic outbreak, four friends set out for the beach, deemed to be a safe zone. What they don’t expect is that there is something worse in store for all of them, far worse than the pandemic itself.

Review: Initially shelved after filming had wrapped in 2006, Carriers was given a limited release after Chris Pine shot to stardom in ‘Star Trek’. This was smart, since having Chris Pine more recognizable now than he was in 06’, gave this film a nice shot in the arm.

It starts out seemingly predictable and normal enough for the type of movie it is. The standard four-young-friends-on-a-road-trip-trying-to-stay-alive-through-a-viral-pandemic crisis type. The leader of group, Brian (played by Chris Pine) and his girlfriend Bobby (Piper Perabo) along with Brian’s brother (Lou Taylor Pucci) and friend Kate (Emily Van Camp), have all survived thus far, by following a set of rules. Upon hearing these rules, told to us in voiceover reminiscent of the ‘Zombieland’ rules, you automatically think this is a movie about zombies. But it’s not.

It is more about how humans turn into selfish, kill or be killed, survival seeking animals in times of crisis. The movie has some slight suspenseful moments, but overall, it tells a story, one that is shocking as it is believable because we can all imagine some, if not most, of the human population acting this way, given no other choice. It breaks your heart.

Carriers is by no means a ‘great’ film, but it is surprisingly good in that it is not at all what you expected when you sat down to view it. So it gets points for originality.

Chris Pine gave a solid performance, quite a different turn than his portrayal of Danny in ‘Blind Dating’, which was fun to see, while Perabo and her fellow actors held their own. However, I felt the ending was a bit too neat and it was unfinished, as if the writers simply said “Okay, let’s stop here”.

Overall, it’s worth a watch, at least once.

Rating: 6.5/10 stars

Originally posted at openbooksociety.com

For any critic that complains about special effects today, you just need to watch the video below to realize how far we have come.  People complain movies are too CGI, or not enough. Be happy with the technology that is available today people.

Not every movie name is mentioned as the video plays, so here are the list of them, in order shown:

(1900) The Enchanted Drawing
(1903) The Great Train Robbery
(1923) The Ten Commandments
(1927) Sunrise
(1933) King Kong
(1939) The Wizard of Oz
(1940) The Thief of Baghdad
(1954) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(1956) Forbidden Planet
(1963) Jason and the Argonauts
(1964) Mary Poppins
(1977) Star Wars
(1982) Tron
(1985) Back to the Future
(1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1989) The Abyss
(1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(1992) The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
(1993) Jurassic Park
(2004) Spider-Man 2
(2005) King Kong
(2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
(2007) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
(2007) The Golden Compass
(2008) The Spiderwick Chronicles
(2008) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Quite a few are missing that should be included, like LOTR’s. Hello!

Sidebar: I know the music that plays during this video, but for the life of me cannot remember the name. If you know who it is please let me know. It’s driving me crazy. Thank you.