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    Posted: October 14 2008 at 2:34am

Relax andresbayona14. Remember, just because it shows up on the Razzie message boards, that doesn't mean it will "win" anything. These boards are just for feedback. Chances are even if this movies gets as far as a nod for Worst Remake, it won't win. It's under consideration and nothing more. As HeadRazz has said many times before, only a small handfull of movies out of the 100+ movies discussed here get nods and an even smaller amount actually "win". 

Originally posted by andresbayona14

Of course...Snakes on a plane was funny and it clearly didn't take itself very serious. But the point here is that the razzie members sometimes think that a film will be bad and they post that thoughts without knowing the critics point of view. And that's why i definitely don't agree that Quarantine is the worst film of the week. If you see other films released that same week you can clearly see that there were some other films painfuly bad. This is just to call attention.

 

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I might see this Thursday. I have a Staff Day then and my mom has the day off from the hospital.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mayhem5185 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2008 at 8:08pm

I saw this movie on Sunday, here's my quick rundown on it. If you can ignore Jenifer Carpenter's horribly over the top performance then the movie itself is actually not bad. It has plenty of tense and suspenseful moments, as well as a lot of those "jump" moments. The camera POV actually works pretty well, although like Cloverfield, the beginning is pretty boring and it will probably loses some of it's appeal on repeated viewing.

All in all though, I'd have to say it is leagues above all the other throwaway sh*t horror movies that have plagued our theaters this year. It is a perfect movie for the Halloween season, and a much better movie than George Romero's similarly filmed "Diary of the Dead", which was a f**king atrocity of a movie.

Also to reiterate this fact, Jenifer Carpenter's "performance" is something you have to see to believe -- and it is truly worthy of Razzie gold! 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2008 at 2:07am
My friend saw it a few weeks ago. He said the plot was stupid and the acting was lame. Also, he got motion sickness from the camera shaking all over the place.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfee37 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 12:25pm
I keep on hearing how bad Jennifer Carpenter which is too bad because she was good in Emily Rose and Dexter. Maybe she needs a Razzie Nomination? Its not like there is much competition.
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A remake of the 2007 Spanish film REC, QUARANTINE chronicles the outbreak of a rabies-like disease in a Los Angeles apartment building and the struggle of the unaffected residents to stay alive after the authorities trap them inside in an effort to contain it...all through the lens of a news camera.

I am quite a fan of REC. That film was one of the scariest films I've seen in a LONG TIME and I do really mean that. I don't usually say that phrase a lot. Of course, Hollywood bought the rights and decided to remake the film. Remakes, in general, don't bother me. I tend to score most remakes around a 5 because I think they were decent and nowhere near as bad as fans of the originals make it out to be.

Anyway, getting right to the point, I think QUARANTINE serves the original film well, comparing to other remakes. There's no doubt that those who haven't seen the original will get more of a kick of it than when I saw the film because I knew what was going to happen. Saying that, this film does manage to bring some shocks and scares because of the change in situations. I was surprised when people say that this film is a shot for shot remake because it really wasn't.

QUARANTINE is like REC, yes, recopying the essential scenes from the original, like the ending. HOWEVER, QUARANTINE is REC with different situations. Other than the basic plot outline, QUARANTINE presents different situations than the ones in REC. For example, there are now cellphones, an elevator, and even a substantially bigger cast! And I like that. There were some additions that I thought were better than the original film. One thing I complained about in the original was the explanation of the disease. In this one, it's much more realistic.

There are also some suspenseful scenes as well, not surprisingly, including the last ten minutes of the film. Now that was scary. Even though it was an outright copy from the original, the last few minutes are very unnerving. As for the performances, Jennifer Carpenter did a fantastic job playing the character who mentally breaks down really well. Other than that, most of the cast members were actually pretty bad in this. Some exceptions include an opera teacher and his prodigal student, new characters that were not in the original film.

In terms of story, I prefer QUARANTINE because I liked the situations, which I can relate more to than the ones presented in REC. I also loved the Gothic-style production design, another thing I found to be superior in this film. However, in terms of suspense and scariness, that would go to REC. REC builds the tension so well, unlike this film, where the scares are sporadic. I don't know what to say to the fans of the original. Sure, the remake was unnecessary but I thought the film was good. As for those who haven't seen the original, watch the original first and then see the remake. 7/10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2009 at 3:05am
Whatever happened to the agreement that "out of 10 rating are too high"? If the movie was given 3 out of 5, that I could understand, but 7 out of 10, again with the overhyping.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 3:09pm
Originally posted by Michaels

Whatever happened to the agreement that "out of 10 rating are too high"? If the movie was given 3 out of 5, that I could understand, but 7 out of 10, again with the overhyping.
Well,I gave it 5/10 which is also 3/5.
 
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