A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.
It was a really good thing that they had not chosen to do yet another frame by frame remake of the original Spanish "Rec 2", as they did with "Rec" which turned into "Quarantine". The way Hollywood need to Americanize and turn foreign successful movies into American adoptions is just beyond my comprehension. Anyway, thankfully they had decided to go a total different way with "Quarantine 2: The Terminal" contra "Rec 2".
There wasn't much new thinking to this movie, which made me wonder, was this movie really necessary? Basically you have the same ingredients from "Quarantine", just set at a different location - this time being an airplane and an airplane terminal. And with most of the movie filmed in the dark and in maintenance area, it seemed like they had taken that from the "Resident Evil" movie and just realigned it for usage in this movie. It was very unoriginal and very unnecessary.
Now, moving on, the story itself was not bad, actually was an adequate continuation of the story told in "Quarantine". And the characters were good and believable, and were played well enough as well. I just had a problem with the lack of lighting in the movie. I hate horror movies that are shot almost completed in the dark. It is so 80's and so annoying.
I was not familiar with any of the people in the movie, and I think it is nice to see a movie being made without major Hollywood names on the cast list to lure you in. And with the cast they had put together here, they actually made to get a good end result with the acting.
Personally I am more of a fan of horror movies in their original versions and languages, be it Spanish, Japanese, Korean, etc. The way Hollywood need to cash in on the success of foreign movies ticks me off. Mostly the results of the movies turns out to be an insult to the original language version. "Quarantine 2: The Terminal", however, was as far from "Rec 2" as could be, and as such, it was not a bad experience. It was an overall average horror movie, though it lacked new ideas and concepts, it was all a bit too old and stale - used before.
"Quarantine 2: The Terminal" will be a good addition to the "Quarantine" series if you liked the first one. If you, like me, prefer the original Spanish "Rec" movies, then "Quarantine 2: The Terminal" doesn't come up to the knees of those. But for an Americanized version, it wasn't too shabby.
- Jul 9, 2011