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Bear in mind this is my personal hot list and will differ greatly from your own, the order of my picks even surprised me.
Not easy to compile a list but fun to think about on an especially slow boring day at work.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Not as bad as expected
The idea of basing a film in Prypiat is very cool and the setup of an extreme tour is also believable however these types of films are usually decent watching or truly awful, luckily Chernobyl Diaries is actually a decent Horror film.
The set-up is standard, stranded in some barren place being chased by something that wants to kill you, what helps this film to be better than your average horror fest is the location, you know there is no chance of any aid and you truly believe they are stuck there in a place where any kind of mutated animal can pop up.
Some of the directing is very effective in creating suspense particularly in the van scenes, it feels quite real and isn't over the top for the majority of the film. If you're a Horror film fan don't turn away from this as its quite enjoyable and I wasn't expecting much from it.
If you are looking for a genuine depiction of football violence, the causes, the culture and the mentality then this film isn't for you, in fact I'm unsure who it is for.
The story line is laughable and near impossible to take seriously and any parts which may offer solace are botched by some terrible acting.
Elijah Wood (who casted this thing?) is brought into a firm by a young lad despite nobody knowing who he is, where he's from or what he can do . Still with it? Frodo gets involved in some "bovver" with the lads from GSE (a group that West Ham fan's have had chanted at them in mockery ever since the film was released.) which leads to a show down somewhere near Docklands with Millwall.
Geoff Bell apart the ludicrous storyline is dragged along with no real emotional journey by some very poor acting and some equally poor direction. All West Ham fans around the world were grimacing as they saw Elijah Wood sing bubbles walking down some typical American City Street.
I would say avoid this film at all costs, maybe watch The Firm with Gary Oldman if you want something a little more gritty, the only thing positive I can say about this film is the lead characters woeful attempt at a Cockney accent, it had me laughing throughout what was a very boring film but I no way redeemed it.