Movie Review - Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Chernobyl Diaries, 2012.

Directed by Bradley Parker.

Starring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Devin Kelley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Dimitri Diatchenko.

Synopsis:

Six 'extreme' tourists discover they are not alone during an illegal visit to the abandoned city of Prypiat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

I’ll be honest; I went to see Chernobyl Diaries, from first-time director Bradley Parker and writer / producer Oren Peli (mastermind behind the Paranormal Activity series), with a few preconceptions and biases. I’d heard about the controversy it had created, and was expecting a dumb, tasteless, cheap and insulting movie, and was preparing a snarky, scathing review in my head. Yet, watching the movie, while it was dumb, tasteless, cheap and insulting, I cannot deny that I enjoyed it.

So, the plot has a relatively standard set-up. Three Americans backpacking across Europe meet a boisterous and impetuous acquaintance in Kiev, Paul
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