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Area 407 (2012)
"Tape 407" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  21 May 2012 (UK)
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Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.

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The film opens with two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve. Their nightmare begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from the crash, bloody and disoriented, are then insistently pursued in the darkness by unknown predators that, unbeknownst to them, are part of the government's top-secret Mesa Experiment. Written by Anonymous

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The movie was shot in five days and all ad-libbed by the actors. See more »

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The crashed aircraft did not match the aircraft everyone was in at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Lois: As soon as we start we're need you to turn the camera off, and turn it back on once were in flight.
Jessie: No don't tell her to turn it back on!
[Lois smiles and laughs and then walks away]
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Lazy film making. Shameful. These are truly wretched times.
29 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet again, I watched something due to rave reviews, hoping this might be an exception. It isn't.

For many shameless director/writers, the "found footage" genre has been a get-out-of-jail card which miraculously eradicates their nearly complete lack of skill and talent. In one fell swoop you can be absolved of all faults related to camera, lighting, sound, editing, and sadly, even acting/writing/directing. Nothing whatsoever has to be done on a level even barely approaching "Professional". Just follow the FF formula created by others, make the tiniest and least creative changes imaginable, and then prepare to bask in the adoration of those who don't know any better. How proud they must be.

In the hands of those who DO have some skill/talent, a found-footage film can be at the very least, entertaining. And at best, scary and/or memorable for a long time to come.

These are not those individuals.

These, are the sort that use it as a crutch to overcome the boundaries which once kept the inept where they belong, making student-grade films. However, this FF genre combined with shooting on video cameras (once laughed at within the world of real flimmaking)...unfortunately means that the low-rent kids are now swimming in the Country Clubs pools, which they had previously been kept out of. And within this analogy, it was good, right, and just that they were kept out. Now, everyone gets to swim. You don't need skill, talent, writing ability, production experience, nuttin! All you need is a huge amount of drive to make a film. That's it.

Kid, you got the motivation, you get to make a film.

(ya, I used the pool analogy before. But hey, it's mine. I'll use it again too. Sue me) What an absolutely wonderful time for the talentless! It's not unlike a horrible regime, which once held them down, has fallen! And the new government has allowed freedom and prosperity for everyone and anyone! Oh what jolly times! Silly things like talent are not required. Jump in, the waters fine! Be absolutely, positively hyper-derivative. The sheep wont care. Stupid concepts like originality (on ANY level) are not worthy goals. Who thinks like that? Priority #1 is getting a film made, period. And by any means necessary.

So there you have it. This film sucks not only as a film, but in principle as well. It's lazy to the point of being pathetic, but in this current environment which lacks shame of any kind, they will continue to be made.

Aim low, filmmakers. Aim very very low. Do this, and you'll always achieve your dreams.


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