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Not so extreme tourism....,
This review is from: Chernobyl Diaries [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A group of six young vacationers who looking to go off the beaten path, hire an "extreme" tour guide.
Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor.
And a Supposed deserted town since the disaster for more than 25 years.....
So we have a good set up, reasonable unlikeable characters and the potential to be something special, but why is it so dull and uneventful.
It could be due to the fact that the makers could be relying on the Paranormal Activity slant to garner bums on seats, but it doesn't work on iota.
It's really good though until the scene where we discover that the van has been vandalised. This is when it really dramatically downhill, it's usually the other way round with horror films, bland build up, decent pay off.
The walking around the desolate plate, and the eerie silence, has a wolf creek vibe to it, but soon after the night, it goes all Hills Have Eyes and loses the plot and the interest of the audience.
Then it relies on jump scares, found footage and one of those supposed endings that should shock, but make you depressed.
If they had kept the intensity of the first act and left the token scares to a minimum, this could have been interesting.
Instead, it's predictably bland.