Television reporter Angela Vidal and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown.
After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.
Basically, Quarantine is a remake of the movie [REC]. I thought it was a decent remake, but that’s just me. It was exactly like [REC] with the only difference of different actors and in English. The storyline stayed the same, as well as the people’s names. There were a few added scenes, and probably a few missing scenes.
When it comes to remakes, Hollywood ends up trying to make a movie better, by adding something new to it. It ones of those things I really don’t like, because even the smallest detail will make the movie fall downhill. I guess they try to prove they can do something better, and fail miserably.
With Quarantine, I’m happy the only real thing they changed was the language. Though, I would still have to say [REC] was a lot more scarier, because it was original and gave you the feel of it being real. They focused more on realism, than how much blood can they put into a movie.
I would only recommend this movie, if you really don’t like watching overseas films and don’t like subtitled movies. If you don’t mind subtitles and want a great horror film, then go with [REC]. It’s probably the only way I can possibly put it.
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