Director: Bradley Parker
Stars: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley
A couple of American tourists, Chris, Natalie and Amanda, are in Kiev, Ukraine meeting up with Chris' brother Paul. Chris is looking to visit Moscow, so he can propose to Natalie. Paul meets this man Uri that offers extreme tour guides. Uri offers to take the group to Pripyat, a deserted town outside of Chernobyl. Uri claims that it is safe and the radiation levels are very low, so the group takes the tour. While they are walking through the buildings and grounds taking pictures, they soon discover that they are not alone. Something is in the area stalking them, and now they have to get back alive.
This movie was more like a found footage than all of the others. The cast is just there, nothing good nothing bad about them, except for who in the hell acts like that in real life. Let me think, nobody, except for extreme douchebags. The story was pretty good. It was not overly complex or difficult, but it was at least interesting.
The main problem of the movie was where in the hell were the monsters or ghosts. That is what I really wanted to see, not some noises and a quick camera swing shot. That was just been done way too much, and I am just so over it. The background and setting for the movie was great. For all of the terrible and tragic occurs that happened in Chernobyl, it would make for a great horror movie or ghost story, but oh no they dropped the bomb on that one. They had something that could have made for a good movie, but they decided on the old found footage trendy crap.
The movie looks really cool and the scenes are spot on. You even feel the isolation and creepiness of being in an area like that alone, but that is where it all stops. The bears and the dog scenes are the most entertaining part of the movie for me, so watch it if you must or if there is nothing else on to watch. Enjoy.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Trailer