Carriers

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Post by Mr Bill » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:31 am

I thought Carriers was the best film of the night. I really like films that try to take an intelligent look at what the end of the world will look like after the event. Opening with a Mad Max reference was a great way of immediately announcing a post appocalyptic road movie, and denying us the colourful characters in cyberpunk costumes and entertaining set pieces, burst that romantic bubble and left us with a bleak and gritty look at survival. I thought all the characters were pretty well pitched and their interaction and development was thoroughly believable. The horror was believable and frightening through it's mundanity, and was more about the human/social story than the nature of the virus. And i do rate that guy from Oz (I think he's in Crash and Skinwalkers too), he's a good and convinceing actor in most things I've seen him in, with pretty decent range.

All good stuff, but it was a pretty slow paced and depressing film to end the night with.
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Post by maxmum » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:04 pm

The Soapmaker wrote:Nicely shot, nicely acted..... but what was it? Basically a film with all the standard zombie movie cliches...... but no zombies.

BORING!

And a terrible choice as last film of the night, something dumb and gory would've been far better.
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Post by Mr Bill » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:14 am

Carriers was good, but far too much of a slow burn for last film.
It should have swapped places with Wrong Turn 3, the noisy, hillbilly, hollyoaks nonsense would have kept the a.d.d. contingent happy till breakfast.
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Post by PatrolDave » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:51 am

Have we found out who the Hollyoaks person was yet?

Yeah, although I loved Carriers, as a last film it was a bit of a downer.
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Post by Hello Doris! » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:50 pm

Finally got around to watching this one! Very slow, every good bit was in the trailer and I for one couldn't care less what happened to any of them. Going home to bed was the good choice of FF allnighter :D
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