Film Review – Quarantine

An L.A. television journalist is doing a piece on firefighters. She interviews all the people at the station and gets some good footage. The station gets a call and she and her camera guy hop on the fire truck and head to the emergency. When they get to the emergency, it’s a crazy lady covered in blood. She attacks one of the firefighters and things start to go south REALLY quickly.

There’s some threat of a biological or chemical agent, so the authorities quickly quarantine the building, with civilians, firefighters, and policemen inside. Yup, zombies. I’m still questioning the speed with which the police and CDC barricaded the building from the outside, but you’ll run into some reality stretching in most zombie films. Deal with it.

There’s an amazing scene where the camera guy kills a zombie with the camera. Brilliant. And since this is shot from a journalist cameraman’s perspective, most of the film is very motion-sickness-inducing. There’s lots of screaming, running, axe-chopping, weird frantic lighting, crying, blood splattering, rabid dogs and children, scary night-vision camera work, AWESOME jump scenes and really good special effects. And not to ruin the ending, but Rocky doesn’t win.

I liked this film a lot more than I expected to. I heard there was some CGI in it, but it was well done enough not to anger me, in fact, I didn’t even notice there was any. If you like fast paced zombie flicks, this one is a keeper.

(4 out of 5 fus)


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