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This review is from: Storage 24 [DVD] (DVD)
There are some good sequences buoyed with strong practical effects, gore and cliché. No matter what one says about Storage 24, something creeps in ruining an otherwise promising premise. Take the gore and set-up as the two big signs. The gore might be strong and bloody, but it also reeks of familiarity. There's a scene, where someone has been torn in two with his intestines and organs splayed across the floor, while well done, it is one of the most common things to see in a film of this nature. Other than that this, the hulking great beast doesn't really do much more to people than throw them across the room and punch/bite off their bottom jaw. Again, this feat is technically impressive but it quickly numbs through repetition.
The same is true of the set-up; a group of young Londoners are trapped in an underground complex with an alien. It has vast amounts of potential that is only alluded to and not fully investigated. Each of the storage containers reflects the life of a different person, that which the group could come across (people, things, weapons, anything) has scope and potential that is only limited by the human imagination. Instead, we get the token mentalist played with atypical gusto by Ned Dennehy and a few fireworks, that's it.
With the potential this concept has, it's impossible not to be swept up by what this film could've been. Storage 24 is not dramatic enough to be a drama, not scary enough to be a horror, and not science driven enough to be sci-fi. As far as inner-city horror/sci-fi crossover's go, it's probably best to stick with Joe Cornish's 2011 début, Attack the Block.