Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

Watching REC got me interested in watching Quarantine again, but then I read that there was a REC 2 and soon to be a third part as well, so I decided to give Quarantine 2: Terminal a shot.  Unfortunately, Q2 was not based off of REC 2, so yeah, it wasn’t what I was hoping for.  Sometimes I really need to do more research ahead of time.

It’s not that Q2 is bad, it’s just a bit above average in my books.  It’s that it removed the first person POV camera work from the story, in order to further along the story of the virus as it were, and by doing so, it eliminated one of the most intriguing aspects of the original movie.  The cameraman was a character, literally, even had a name and everything.  There are shots in Q2 that seem like they desperately wanted to emulate the first one, but with the unproven John Pogue directing it, probably would have been a mess.

It’s a fairly paint-by-numbers movie, basically Quarantine on a Plane/Airport Terminal and it does provide a bit of scares, but nothing like the first one.  The beginning of the film throws about six red herrings at you as to how the virus is going to start spreading again, and it furthers the franchise along a bit further but in a kinda ham-fisted way.

Oh and NICE TRY with the Band of Horses CD cover at the beginning, trying to curry my favour!  NO DICE.

2.5 / 5

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Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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