Customer Reviews

87
2.6 out of 5 stars
Aftershock [Blu-ray]
Format: Blu-rayChange
Price:£3.90+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Two fun loving guys (Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez) and Gringo (Eli Roth) meet a hot Russian model and her two European friends while vacationing in Chile. Character is built for half the film, about 10 minutes too long. We get to know the characters fairly well in this time and they are all flawed. The earthquake hits and anarchy reigns supreme as criminals escape from a prison.

Outside of Nicolas Martinez as a Chilean Zach Galifianakis, I found the film boring, even with the young hot chicks. I didn't feel the horror or terror of what is more like a bad street snuff film.

Not recommended even as a rental.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, rape. Brief nudity-Male butt nudity, scrots, woman with pasties.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A group of three twenty-something pals, Gringo, Ariel and Pollo, are on a tour of Chile, visiting the vineyards, nightclubbing, hard drinking, womanising and taking drugs. Eli Roth plays one of the friends, a single father American lawyer, his two pals are Chileans. They soon hook up with three very beautiful, similarly aged girls - two American sisters and a successful Russian model, and the group of six start exploring and sightseeing together.
As the six holidaymakers are partying in a trendy club, a powerful earthquake strikes and the nightclub collapses. The friends manage to escape, but as the city lies in ruins, a night of terrors awaits them, not least because the murderous local underworld take to the streets and go on the pillage...
The first half of this movie is strongly reminiscent of the opening half of Hostel - three happy go lucky chaps in a foreign environment, looking to sow a few wild oats and without a care in the world. You get to see a lot of the backstreet neighbourhoods and religious sites of Chilean towns, and the nightlife has a definite Ibiza vibe - it's fascinating, almost like a tourist advert for a stay in a Chile, which looks like a beautiful and characterful country. The deaths and mutilations come thick and fast in the aftermath of the earthquake, and there's no lack of close-up blood and gore. It's pretty gruesome viewing.
The sets and sound effects are pretty well done and convincing. However, the idea that a natural catastrophe would see all the locals suddenly turn to looting, vandalism and voilence, rather than trying to help people and save lives, is actually quite hard to swallow. Notwithstanding this drawback, the film has a very lively pace and is action-packed, the lead characters are well developed, and the Chilean street gang who torment and torture the ill-fated tourists are impressively despicable, fearsome and loathsome.
All in all, this enjoyable battle for survival film plays out like an effective fusion of Hostel, The Warriors and Judgment Night (Emilio Estevez).
Thank you very much for kindly taking the time to read this review.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2015
I love gory and scary movies and am always looking for new films to shock me. Overall I really enjoyed it. There were some 'oh my god' moments when gross this happens.. Which is always good. perfectly watchable.. I have recommended it to friends since.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) really has gone downhill. There was a time when he was hailed as a something refreshingly new in the horror genre. However, if `Aftershock' is anything to go by, he really has lost his muse.

It's about a group of people, holidaying in Chile when an earthquake hits. The first problem is that all the characters are pretty unlikeable, spending their time trying to pull, moaning or taking drugs. This might not be too bad if the story quickly moves on to the action, but it takes the best part of the film for the earthquake to hit. By this time you really won't care much if any of them (besides Roth himself, who's `fish-out-of-waterness' is quite endearing) live or die.

Apparently in Chile, the general population consists of looters, rapists and murderers, for as soon as the earthquake hits, the country descends into anarchy. Then our - pretty horrid - heroes find themselves being pursued by people only slightly more unlikeable then themselves.

This film has no real redeeming features - a few moments of gore (which I didn't know whether were supposed to be humours or not) and that's about it. Granted there are worse movies, but there are a million better ones. If you do decide to watch it, you might as well start the film at about 45 minutes - at least you'll skip the bits that are even more tedious than the last 45 minutes.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2015
Not a disaster movie then. Not horror either. Thriller - really not enough plot for that. Torture porn? All goes too quickly to gain any satisfaction from the gore.

I can see what they tried to do. They spent a LOT of time building the characters so you would gain some empathy towards them so when an earthquake strikes you would feel a little sympathy and root for them. However as you will no doubt hate all the characters you lose interest when they start to die off in gruesome ways. The humour doesn't work. (Oh no my hand has fallen off, oh no, everybody has started to kick it around in the panic like the antidote from Temple of Doom...) then after the overly long character building phase is complete they do a quick earthquake, panic ensues, prisoners escape and start going on the rampage against the authorities for some reason instead of trying to escape, we find out that man is the real monster and then you get the twist at the end, which was telegraphed multiple times throughout the movie so if you didn't see it coming you must have a cabbage for a head.

The main chunk of the movie goes quite quickly and I am sure all the character building stuff at the start took up more run time. I'd check but I really don't want to see any of this movie again.

There really is absolutely nothing at all to recommend.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2015
Don't be fooled by the cover - this isn't a horror film about zombies or the afterlife or anything interesting like that. It's a terrible, terrible film, combining 35mins where absolutely nothing of interest/consequence/validity happens (other than, you know, 'oh look, everyone is getting to know everyone' stuff which is ultimately pointless), with what can only be described as unintelligent, voyeuristic, nasty, misogynistic and gratutious drivel. I rarely rate films because I either don't really care if they're awful, or am delighted they're brilliant so tweet about it. But this is truly hideous garbage: a film that glorifies and objectifies women for nothing other than male sexual gratification to start with, then on numerous occasions exploits their vulnerability for sexual violence that has no purpose other than to shock and (one assumes) entertain. If you enjoy this kind of drivel then I pity you. It's grotesque and repulsive. If you want proper, intelligent gore horror then go watch the Saw films; if you want a decent disaster movie, watch Deep Impact; if you want porn, you know where to get it. I'm repulsed by this garbage, and it really takes a lot for me to say that. As human beings, we should be far more intelligent than this nonsense.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 9 April 2015
Well I watched the first half an hour and wondered where it was going.. Got entirely bored and skimmed to the end to see one of the characters emerge onto a beach. What happened in between I have no idea. But from the other reviews it was not particularly engaging.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2013
I'll start by warning non-fans of subtitles that there's a surprising amount in this film,so avoid if they frustrate you. Everyone else,just avoid. You read ELI ROTH on the cover an expect something great,don't be fooled,this is highly dispappointing.
The story is of a of a group of male friends who go out for a good night,picking up ladies,getting drunk etc...
The night ends suddenly when an earthquake cause chaos and destruction,later making it possible for some vile criminal to escape and roam the streets.
Sounds good huh? The problems are aplenty,the first being the men on a night out are slimes,the women they chat up are mostly slutty,the night is dull to watch and the action takes far too long to get going. So over half an hour into it,the earthquake happens and people get killed,trapped and injured. One of the main guys loses a hand and it looks comical,leaving the viewer wondering if it's meant to. The escaped convicts are repulsive and threaten to kill a guy till he gives away the girl's hiding place,she is captured and raped,which gets the point of the horror within the quake over,but it's too sickening to watch for as long as it goes on,as much of a point as it tried to make,it's just nasty to watch.
The bloody scenes are not as often as you'd expect but are okay,if a bit silly. Some of it is just too predictable and the whole thing is just a mess. There are worse movies out there,i've seen worse this year,but this is easily one of the most disappointing I've watched this year.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 20 March 2015
This was really quite poor. A rather boring extended 'getting to know the team' beginning leading on to a pointless exploration into human depravity. Then a predictable conclusion.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 May 2015
Great delivery, just as advised.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Smiley [Blu-ray]
Smiley [Blu-ray] by Michael J. Gallagher (Blu-ray - 2013)
£3.31


Don't Look Up [DVD]
Don't Look Up [DVD] by Eli Roth (DVD - 2012)
£3.16
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.