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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell


86 minutes, previews

VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English, English SDH, French


STUDIO:  SPHE/ Stage 6/ RCR Media Group/ Lightning Entertainment

RELEASE DATE:  8-2-2011

The direct-to-DVD sequel picks up right after the end of QUARANTINE.   An airplane crew and the passengers are unlucky when one of them gets infected and thus begins the night where none may survive as Homeland Security quarantines them to a terminal in Las Vegas.   One by one, they try to survive and not get infected while hoping to find a way to escape quarantine.


QUARANTINE was decent enough, but the sequel isn't worth buying.   It has all the life of some of the sci-fi/ horror films that show up on SyFy's Saturday movie slate.   It leaves nothing to surprise as it telegraphs things and even tries to mislead you where the infection of the plague will come from (but I figured it out within the first ten minutes).   Then the characters just become cannon fodder you don't get to know or feel like you know them.   They are basically cardboard figures to fit this lame script.   The end result is an effort that is embarrassing compared to the original.    It is more of a run around and escape the cat screeching infected who happen to move very fast (like somehow it gives the infected more speed and a better sense of smell).   QUARANTINE 2: TERMINAL is something to watch once and make you wonder why you rented it.   I think I will go watch the REC which inspired QUARANTINE (and maybe track down the sequel).    There is nothing scary about this film and they fail to use the environment of the airport terminal to amp the suspense and terror.   It is a C grade sequel made to cash in on the first film without giving thought to what made me watch the first one and why some regard REC as a good horror film to be remade.


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