My wife and I had planned on going out to dinner Friday night. However, the weather wasn’t cooperating with us so we ended up postponing our plans by a day and staying home instead.
Since we had already watched the DVD we had received from Netflix, we ended up searching through the movies available via instant streaming for a good horror film. And, after a while, we ended up settling for the movie “Quarantine 2: Terminal.”
Even though I didn’t hate the first Quarantine movie, I wasn’t a huge fan of it being told from one person’s perspective (the news reporter) because I thought it left out too much information and the characters lacked depth. As a result of that, I wasn’t really expecting too much from this movie since I always assume sequels won’t be as good as the original. However, when it was all said and done, I think I enjoyed this movie more.
Taking place at roughly the same time as the first movie, this film has roughly the same plot. A group of people are flying on a small passenger plane when one of the passengers gets infected with some sort of disease that turns him into a crazed, flesh eating zombie. The plane is forced to land, the passengers are quarantined inside part of the airport and have to find a way to survive as people begin turning one by one.
Unlike the first movie, this wasn’t told from one person’s perspective and, as a result, the characters were given a chance to develop more of a personality and, more importantly, the action scenes were much more intense. Let’s put it this way, the first movie didn’t scare me. This movie had me almost covering my eyes at points.
I also liked the fact this movie took the time to explain exactly what was happening (the virus was created by a group looking to wipe out the majority of the Earth’s population) because it did manage to add some realism to the storyline.
As I said before, I had a bit of a mixed opinion about the first Quarantine. But, when it comes to this movie, I have no problem telling you it is worth taking the time to watch it. You may never want to fly again.
My Grade: 4 stars out of a possible 5.