Carriers DVD Review
Now I know what you’re thinking, Oh no! Here’s another movie about, a post-apocalyptic, near future, world, where the world’s population is plagued by a pandemic caused by a viral infection creating zombie like symptoms. OK, on the surface the film may seem that way, but let me tell you why I think this movie is worth taking a look at. Even though this may look like another zombie/ viral horror knock- off, there is a slight difference, rather than the film makers concentrating on the zombies, or even the viral infection, the main focus is on the consequences the situation may cause. Think Zombieland, (which if you haven’t seen it yet, it is highly recommended among the Reviewers here @ DA) yet more serious, and a lot less zombie killing, not to say there isn’t any just think that the film does not make it the purpose of the movie.
Imagine 4 people, 2 men & 2 women, who are forced to stick together and adhere to rules to survive in a world where at every door, death could be waiting on the other side. With certainty that no one can help you outside of that group of 4, what would it take for you to see tomorrow? Can you trust the people your with? Can you trust yourself? Tensions rise in this horror/ drama, directed & written by Alex & David Pastor.
Even though the film is cast with sub-strong actors, and actresses their performances collectively showcase the feel of logical rationale in a sci-fi type subcontext, in other words their acting seems genuine with the setting of the film, not over the top nor dry or mono tone just enough for the viewer to ask themselves; is that what you do if you were in their shoes?
Fresh off his Blockbuster motion picture, Star Trek, Chris Pine along w/ Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) along with Lou Taylor Pucci (Go-Getter), Emily VanCamp (Brothers & Sisters), embark on a journey based upon the faded memories of their youth, in a world plagued with death, uncertainty, and the conflict moral rationalization* (*word of the day). Carriers is not your typical zombie/ viral pandemic film, it holds a unique prospective on how would any one person survive in a post apocalyptic world.