Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Carriers (2009)

Directors: David Pastor,  Àlex Pastor

Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni

In a world devastated by an outbreak, Brian, his girlfriend Bobby, his brother Danny and their friend, Kate, are heading to a beach where the brothers spent their childhood vacations expecting it to be a sanctuary. When their car breaks down on the road in the desert, they negotiate with a man called Frank, who is also stranded but without gas. He is trying to get his daughter Jodie to the hospital, but she is infected with the disease. They decide to travel together. During the journey, massive moral dilemmas arise, as events head into a downward spiral.

This is a story that has been told too many times and in too many ways. The only difference in this movie is that the whole everybody dying has already happened. You have these few remaining people still alive scattered out all over the land. You have this set of brothers and their girlfriends working on getting to the beach by any means possible.

Here are the main characters in the movie. Danny, a would-be Yale student, if it weren't for the epidemic, his brother Brian, who's a self-proclaimed jerk, Brian's girlfriend, Bobby, and another friend, Kate. Brian is an asshole, plain and simple, but he is the tough one of the group. He takes care of things. Bobby, his girlfriend, is just way too gentle and sympathetic to follow rules. She was weak. Danny is the weakest link. You just want to beat him in the face through most of the movie. He just makes bad decisions. Then you have the girl that Danny is trying to hook up with, Kate. She is the strongest and one of the best characters in the movie. She is shown the least out of the four.

This is a movie to watch once, and that is about it. I thought this movie was going to be promising by the way it started, but the movie just drug too many times for me to really care about it. There is nothing scary about this movie at all, unless you think about it really happening. Enjoy.

Carriers (2009) Trailer

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