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QUARANTINE takes its cue from every other zombie movie that has come before it. The only difference is that the movie is done with a single camera in a documentary style, which adds a first-person tension to certain sequences. However, the movie brings nothing new to the formulaic zombie genre. The movie contains an abundance of graphic violence, foul language and negative paganism with nothing redeemable. Media-wise viewers would be well served to quarantine this movie from their eyes and avoid it like a real plague of human rabies.
(PaPaPa, B, LLL, VVV, S, N, DD, MM,) Very strong nihilistic, pagan worldview, with one quick reference to having God-given rights; at least 45 obscenities and 18 profanities; very strong violence includes zombie violence, people being bitten, thrown off of stairs, broken bones shown, people trying to escape building are shot by police officers, people bludgeoned with sledge hammers, and a lot of gory bloodshed with frightening zombie creatures; sexual content includes some sexual remarks made by firemen toward female TV host and comments about the size of a man’s genitalia; upper male nudity and the top of a woman’s backside seen in low-riding jeans; drug references include one tenant who mentions that he has “illegal” pharmaceuticals in his apartment and another tenant is doing experiments on drugs which releases a virus; and, some lying as city officials leak false information on the news and tenants are quarantined by police with no hope of help or rescue until they all eventually kill each other.
QUARANTINE continues the Hollywood’s gory zombie movie trend. This time around, a documentary film crew is locked inside a Los Angeles apartment building with unsuspecting tenants who are, one by one, turning into rabid, flesh-eating zombies.
Reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) is assigned to follow and document a couple of Los Angeles firemen on a night shift. Little does she know that a routine 911 call to a small apartment building will become the worst night of her life.
When the fire truck arrives at the building, Angela and her cameraman follow the firemen inside. Inside the ominous building, the team finds an elderly woman who has an abnormal strength and a vicious streak. She violently attacks several residents as well as one of the firemen. Soon, those who have been attacked turn into zombies and begin attacking the remaining residents. Before the firemen can get the healthy members of the building evacuated, the apartment building is sealed off by the CDC and city officials.
Soon, Angela and her cameraman are fighting for survival as well as a way out of the building as the residents, who are all being quickly infected with what seems to be an aggressive rabies virus, kill each other in the most horrific flesh-eating ways.
QUARANTINE takes its cue from every other zombie movie that has come before it. The only difference is that the movie is done with a single camera in a documentary style, which adds a first-person tension to certain sequences. However, the movie, which runs at a very bloated 89 minutes, brings nothing new to the exhausted, formulaic zombie genre. The movie rehashes every hackneyed horror cliché ever used, and it is a useless exercise in nihilism, as even the commercial trailer the fate of every character in the movie. It states, “The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses.”
The movie contains an abundance of violence, an abundance of foul language, and an abundance of negative paganism with nothing redeemable whatsoever. Media-wise viewers would be well served to quarantine this movie from their eyes and avoid it like a plague of human rabies. To find which movies are morally uplifting, please go to www.movieguide.org.