When I first saw commercials for this flick, I was largely interested. I thought it was an interesting place to have a movie, especially a horror flick. Well, let me tell you something, this is most certainly not a horror flick, even if they like to say it is. There’s nothing horrifying about it, except for the lack of scares and originality.
This movie comes from the brain of the guy that does those Paranormal Activity movies. Take from that what you will. Maybe you like them, maybe you don’t. No matter which side of the fence you fall on, this movie is not that good. Certainly not as good as the Paranormal Activity movies, and will not ever earn the large profits as those movies.
Basically, it boils down to a bunch of Americans secretly touring Chernobyl, getting stranded, (oh gee, the car won’t start), and stumbling upon some bad things. That’s it.
I didn’t think it was poorly acted, the actors were alright, such as Olivia Dudley. The film looked good, too. It’s just that the story has been done so many times, and if you’re not going to add something new to such an old setup, then you really shouldn’t be doing it. The only new thing this movie added was a fresh location.
There are no real scares, nothing creepy, no big jump moments…nothing at all, really! I don’t know what else to say to you, dear viewers, and this is coming from a guy who once did a 5,000 word essay on Dobie Cleaning Pads!
Anyway, I wasn’t a real big fan of this flick. It was certainly better than a lot of the other horror movies I’ve seen, but as I said, I wouldn’t really consider this a horror movie. More like horror-lite, or just a trying to be scary/creepy movie. Average, at best.