I’ve got a headache, and Quarantine is to blame!
Best review ever
Great review dude as always. Ive watched each and everyone of your videos and I love them all, especially the Games reviews. Keep making great videos dude, You have become my favorite reviewer, it used to be AVGN but now its the Spoony :-)
I hope your family member will recover really fast
By the way I just love your new website design it’s much better and easier to navigate, Sorry for the bad spelling, Your #1 fan in Israel, Guy.
A very good review. I saw the movie and literally felt sick. The shaky camera thing was a bad idea 10 years and it’s still feels like bullshit. “It’s REALISM, LOL, you just don’t get it”. Fuck realism, give me something that doesn’t cause diarrhea in my mouth.
By the way, greetings from Eastern Europe.
This rant is probably the funniest i’ve ever seen. The zombie getting beaten with the camera bit is halarious!! Great work spoony, regards from sweden =)
Hong Kong here, Fan of your work enjoyed you ranting this movie although it is a spoiler I beleive that this movie sucks because it is a remake of an original they could have actually spiced it up by adding new scenes to the movie but no they had to make a new one which sounds terribly disappointing
What kind of pillz ya poppin?
Aaah i got it…Tylenol?
Hm. A little girl turning into a zombie and then proceeds to chew on her mother? thats from night of the Living Dead.
Oh man that part you did with the camera man beating the shit out of the zombie was fucking classic. 5 stars spoon!
but it was a girl/woman at the end of the spanish movie(although a thin guy in the costume), hidden there by a priest and experimented on.
God ya, that movie was SO BAD. My friend and I saw it, hoping for at least some cool zombie shit, we didn’t even get that.. it was just bad. I was SO glad the bitch died too. Most annoying character in the movie.
I thought that Quarantine actully was pretty good, It was ok.
Its practically identical to the spanish version. But yes, there were some parts that sucked ass.
For example, the ending in Quarantine, WAS FUCKING PATHETIC, RIDICULOUS AND INSULTING.
I mean it was really shitty and discustingly bad made.
I was actually really offended and shocked by the horrible acting and the was that the scene was built up.
As “Sir spoony” says (-_O) the ending in REC(Record) (the spanish version).
That ending blasted destructive lightnings up THE ASSWHOLE.
It was masterly done, and terrifying,.Because it was so real.
Quarantine was ok but the ending was the worst ending I´ve ever seen.
But REC is a very good movie. I liked it a lot. I dont have so many things to critizise over:P
But one thing that pisses me off. Is the reporter in Quarantine. Wich is so annoying and provocative. Provoker and creator of rage and endless fury. That makes you want to level upp to a sadistic stage of enojoyable punishment.
I dont know how many times I just wanted to grab her hair and pull it so hard that you can hear the hair roots crack. Rip the hair of her skull. Leaving her totally bald.
I mean she is suppose to do a report aout the fireman. But she runs around totally unproffesional, talking shit, playing around like a little schoolgirl, Its a big circus and she is suppose to be a proffesional reporter?
That is so annoying, cause she is just running around like a horny slut around firemen.
Challenging and daring them.
Giving them this erotic looks that speaks for them self. Like “Why dont you come and get me, Drag into the dark corners and savage your self on me. Just let the wild beast inside of you lose” Circulating seductively around them like a cobra trying to seduce them. Saying and doing stupid things, that is suppose to be on tv.
Who the hell wants to see a braindead bitch running around and not doing shit, or anything usefull.
AND! getting paid for it?
Getting paid for doing nothing. Im just glad she got devoured at the end(^_^)HiHi
And its actually a woman at the end of the spanish movie.
A two meter anorectic woman(I think two meter is something around 6.5 feet) Because you can see her small lifeless, fatigue brests hanging like two soft icecream cones.
I think that both movies were good.
Quarantine was ok.
Rec was awsome.
Dont take the things I write seriously. Its just sarcasm
Greetings from Sweden / Cachipungo
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It´s suppose to be The WAY the scene was built up.
Not the WAS the scene was built up.
As i miss wrote at the fifth line
Fucking hell, I goddamn loathe horror movies where the characters act like morons. I mean, there’s people who make dumb mistakes because they’re panicking or they’re too scared to think straight, and then there’s people who make dumb mistakes because they’re IDIOTS.
Also, sometimes I really don’t mind shakey-cam – Children of Men had some of it, and I fucking love that movie – but sometimes it really is too much.
I love this review, I’ve watched it too many times :(
yes, but Children of Men just used a hand held cam effect, they actually, as far as i know, actually didnt used a hand cam. the director decided to shot long scenes, with less cuts as possible.
this reminds me of resident evil II. the journalist also used a hand held camera, but the actually film was shot with regular film cameras (altough it was a little to dark). i can understand the desire to make a film realistic, coherent, but you cant achive it with technical gimmicks. if you treat the material with seriousness, realism comes from alone.
ahh, i hope my englisch wasnt that bad.
This is exactly how I felt about the Diary of the Dead -movie as well!
Great reviews man, but you have to do something about that player. It takes too long for the video to load, I have to pause every two minutes, then wait 5 minutes, for another two.
Hah.. you’re pure genius XD Love all the reviews I’ve seen so far :D
I didn’t get the damn movie since it seemed like a low-budget piece of crap even in the damn trailer.. but now i really have to see the movie XD (I usually get very worked up over the usual american horror-movie crap like the “cuffing the zombie chick to the damn stairwell”.. it’s all so fucking retarded..)
Anyway, keep it up, the whole thing (the site, the reviews) is awesome. XD
If they called them Infected or something, it would have been fine
hahaha did you notice how the one fireman killed like half the zombies too and how fed up i was with them argueing for like 20 minutes at a time throuout the movie
i liked the movie but you did a great job exposing its flawes very good thxs
Reminds me of the Dawn of the Dead remake in how they keep screwing up. Yes, Dawn of the Dead WAS pretty good, and WAS fun to watch, but that stupid whore of a main character…wow. “Hey, that fat old woman who looks like she could infect you just by looking at you? Yeah, let’s take her into the mall, our safe haven. Because if we don’t, she might die, like we’re somehow capable of preventing her from turning into a zombie.”
Let’s just say that I was satisfied with Dawn of the Dead’s ending.
LP – Or even better; “Ehn, the baby zombie scared me! Let’s run away from this perfect safe haven to go to some island in the middle of nowhere which might already be infested with zombies! It’s not like this infection has taken over the whole country since the TVs stopped broadcasting ages ago or anything!”
Let’s say I was NOT satisfied with that ending. *grinds teeth*
I like The Blair Wich Project too. Not the 2nd one though. That was just god awful.
Lol, this is the best. “You’re telling me that rabid zombie grandma silently subdued this 220 lb firefighter and threw him over the stairwell?”
Now I gotta rent this movie to laugh hysterically at it XD
I rented “Quarantine” recently and no offense to the Spoony One (who I agree with most of the time regarding video games/movies) I actually liked the movie and didn’t think it was really rant worthy.
Yes the people do stupid things at times (like people do in nearly every horror-type movie in the history of film) but without stupid actions there wouldn’t be much of a movie. Who wants to see a group of people holed up in a locked room somewhere (yes..the smart thing to do) for 2 hours until everything blows over. Also given the POV style of shooting things can get a bit difficult to watch, also I completely agree, that is NOT an effective way to kill a zombie with a camera, but overall I really didn’t mind. For a much worse Zombie movie filmed in the same style see George Romero’s latest “Diary of the Dead” direct to DVD disaster (which did have a blink and you’ll miss it theatrical run). Now THAT film makes “Quarantine” look like “Dawn of the Dead” in my opinion. Lastly I take issue with Noah’s assertion that the infected are never referred to as zombies…well, they’re really not zombies. True zombies are found in Romero’s run of the films, the infected here and in movies like “28 Days Later” aren’t actually zombies. To be a true zombie the person must first die, and then be reanimated somehow, none of the infected people in “Quarantine” actually die before the infection really takes hold (even the guy who is pushed off the top of the staircase is still alive according to the vet). So, strictly speaking, they aren’t zombies.
Okay, that’s enough, I actually a few more things to say in response but I don’t want to drone on any longer. Personally if you haven’t seen “Quarantine” I’d check it out, I think it’s at least worth a rental, overall a solid “B” grade-wise.
I saw the Spanish version, and I think they did a pretty good job with the suspension of disbelief. MrBadMojo is right, the people weren’t technically zombies (at least in the original one). The reason why they didn’t call them zombies is because they “don’t believe in zombies”. The reason why the guy is still holding the camera is because they stop recording “for tv” and start recording for…whatever… after they announce the quarantine.
Also, the reason they handcuff her to the stairs is because it was the closest solid thing nearby. In the Spanish one, the handcuffs have the longest chains in the world, so she’s standing in the middle of the hall still attached to the stairs. American handcuffs are like 2 or 3 links long, so she’d be held pretty tight and you’d be fine if you stayed near the wall.
In the original movie, the guy wasn’t the master zombie. It was the possessed Portuguese girl he was experimenting on that was the master zombie.
I must say spoony u rule love ur videos. I av watch rec. and a few things i must say on it is u say quarrantine is a copy on cloverfeild and 28 days later but that cant be the case if its a direct remake of a film that came before both cloverfield and 28 days later. Another thing is at the end the zombie lord was actually the girl the scientist in the audio tape spoke of not the scientist himself.
I just had to watch the movie ond PPV just because of what you said about it. I figured if it wasn’t good, i could get a good laugh out of it. But when i watched it i decided that you may have reviewed the movie kind of harshly. In my opinion, it’s one of the best zombie movies i seen in a while. As for the terrorist who lives up in the attic. I thought he was pretty fucking creepy, especially instead of chewing the crap out of their throats, he decides to beat the shit out of the camera crew. And the scene where the cameraman beats the shit out of the zombie with the lense was pretty hillarious.
Rec is much better, but there are some flaws in it xD
Haha great review lol i laughed so hard at the part where you say now you are focusing on my balls :D . And sorry for my english
eeehh the movie was….. ok yet it took forever for one infected/dead person to turn into a zombie/personwithrabes
Dude , Noah, this movie sucked even more than you could spoil it for me.
I went myself to see it at a friends house and i watched about half of it when i was already laughing my ass out at the camerman.
Anyway, thanks for making my day man !
Spoony, I think this movie actually lowered my IQ (not that I have that much of one to begin with). I’d rather get hit in the head with a baseball bat made out of radium than watch Quarantine ever again….
About the little girl, the explain that in the Spanish move, the virus infects difrently fast depending on what kind of blood type you got, like if you got blood type A you turn “zombie” in like 5 min and if you have like blood type B- you turn “zombie” in 1 week.
my god the movie sucked. Everyone was so stupid. I mean have any of those characters ever seen a zombie movie. Does day of the dead not exist in that world. and that ppv shit style sucks too
Noah, I have the movie and it is so horrible. I mean god these people are so fuckin stupid. If I was there I would gather up a shit load of weapons and fight the damn zombies until they’re all dead or until I died.
in the orignal, Alex ( the fire man that fell) screamed as he fell
I’ve never seen quarantine, but from what you say about it then these things were obviously missing from Quarantine.
Alex (the fireman that fell) screams as he falls in the orignal. Their also arguing to loudly in the scene to tell if he makes any noise before that.
the to injured men are in a different part of the textile workshop
Jennifer has been sick all week, but she’s also had anti-biotics all week, so its assumed that is slowed it, either that or she caught much more recently from her dog max, who got it first, and the health people tracked were the dog came from. Sadly, they don’t say when the dog went to the vet.
The haz-mat man isn’t infected by the fireman. Gulliem (the vet/intern/the one who has vague medical knowledge) is infected by the fireman, so the injection did not work. but he states once they get out that reaction time varies.
the Little girl doesn’t chew, she vomits infected blood on her mother, which get in her mothers eyes.
Also, Manu (fire man 2) totally fucking owns the old lady zombie by SMASHING HER FACE with a sledge hammer. thats fucking badass.
on the way down, every one ‘else’ is fleeing for their rooms. NO ONE HAS YET TO BARRICADE THEIR OWN ROOM.
The Zombies are contained by a shuttered (after the police zombie the fire zombie and the intern get turned) door. they break loose and the inter bites the haz-mat man’s ankle, he flees, to hide in Ceasers (the Asshole) room. he infects ceasar son after. There are no dogs.
Also no body is shot in the head for going near the windows.
Its also good to note that the mother is not a zombie until the other 3 zombies get loose from the workshop.
Also, there is not old lady infront of a TV. there are is only 1 old lady zombie.
The Experiment guy lives in a penthouse.
did they also lack the scene with the little asian boy zombie was up in the ventiltation? He looked a damn troll!
did they really change all of that? seriously? what the fuck?
about the little girl being sick for awhile, i have’nt seen quarantine but i have seen the original REC, and they actually mention that the rate in which it takes effect depends on blood type, so its assumed that the little girl’s blood type was one that took a long time to turn, REC is much better, a stairwell scene near the end scared me half to death lol, Anyone that has a chance to find the original get it.
That part in the stairs was very good I laught my ass off…In the middle of all the good decisions that was the best xD
umm.. i’ve only watched the first few seconds but… are you angry because you saw a movie?
i have to say… you proved yourself wrong when you shook the camera.. that was the only interesting part of this review.
It’s kinda of an unwritten rule not to use the word zombie in zombie movies.
normally i don’t write comments, BUT.
i just wanted to say i totally agree on the disaster movie voted to be worst movie of the year.
i regret buying the dvd
Damn, this shit is hilarious!!!! Love your stuff spoony, you make me laugh everytime i watch your reviews, and quarentine sucked major balls. Keep up the good work.
this is my favorite movie review.
lol funniest reviewI’ve ever seen.
FUCK THAT SHIT lol
The super zombie in the apartment at the end isnt the priest,if you listen to the tape he syas that he couldnt cure her so locked her in a room and fled the city
How dare you say Cloverfield wasn’t good? it was great.
*sigh* another unariginal attempt at a horror movie i’ve almost given up on this genre i don’t think i’ve seen anything good or oringinal in years and i’m with all of these remakes.
STOP GIVING MONEY TO THESE (AS I CALL THEM) JUMP SCAR MOVIES finance somthing with a commpelling atmosher and plot.
I hate all this ‘they aren’t technically zombies’ crap that people whip out whenever you call 28 Days Later a zombie movie.
If the movies central premise is a highly infectious virus that makes people want to bite other people, then by god it’s a zombie movie, regardless of how fast said zombies can run.
Just watched this the other day and was incredibly dissapointed, because I loved REC sooooo much, and this was an abomination of a remake. But I can tell spoony doesn’t like these Cam movies I can tell so I tend to not really agree with his opinion about Cloverfield or any other cam movies (Although I hated this movie)
@53> Dude, psychotic people do not a zombie movie make. It has nothing to do with the speed at which people move, it has to do with their physiology. I haven’t seen Quarantine, so I don’t know if these were zombies or not, but 28 Days Later WASN’T a zombie movie. *shrugs* You can call it a zombie movie, that doesn’t make it one.
I watched it and it was preeeeety bad. And to think that the actress who I think starred in Exorcism of Emily Rose was there. I bet the director really hated her so much that he had her in this stupid movie
I felt that I needed to see this to understand how bad it really was so I went and rented it for a dollar. I thought the beginning of the movie was actually way better than any part in the actual apartment. And that scene where he beats the zombie to death with the camera had me laughing my ass off.
The `Now your focussing on mah balls´ slays me every time, keep it up Spoony!
This is Spoony’s best review ever
I LOL’d so badly at the part where you said that camera man kills the zombie by smacking it with the lens
and `Now your focussing on mah balls
God speed to the person recovering from the surgery
I liked Crystal Skull. I never thought it was as bad as everyone says it is. If anything, it’s only mediocre at best. But, whatever. To every person that hates a movie profoundly, there’s always someone else who loves it deeply.
No it wasn’t, it was stupid.
Hello from Finland! I like your reviews, to the point where I’m commenting on a year-old video. I just wanted to point out that REC is the only, and I mean ONLY horror film that has ever managed to scare me. In my opinion it is very well made. And yeah, I’m not sure who was the old man you were talking about at the end, but the figure walking in the pitch black apartment holding the hammer is the girl the mad doctor was experimenting on. Talk about anorectic. On a side note, I have no idea why americans keep re-making all these asian and european movies. Are subtitles really all that hard to read for you people? It’s just that usually the original is better, tenfold. Not like the Spoony One really still reads these old comments… :D
Did you know Richard Roeper actually gave Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull a thumbs up!!! I know this comment has nothing to do with Quarantine, but i just got a little annoyed with that.
One of the worst fucking movies, that I have ever seen.
I always assumed it was that grandfather or father of the Asian family that chewed on and then threw that firemen down the stairwell. But then again, I only saw [REC]. I’m planning to see Quarantine soon though, and thoroughly ready to laugh very, very hard.
i have seen REC it was urm well i felt like id seen it before
i saw REC And then Quarantine thoess 2 movie scaerd the Shit out of me not as much as the rocky horror pictuer show
but the POV Mouth Fuck was hilareus
How do you give away the ending of the movie, with the trailer and poster?? That’s a first for me. About half way through the movie I wondered if the footage, you know, the night vision footage in the trailer was actually in the movie. Then I forgot about it, until the last 10 min…of the movie, and I thought…that’s it? That’s the end? Wow…good thing I paid $3 for that. I saw it in theaters and 2 people(that I saw) walked out and never cam back and that was before the half way point, actually I think they walked out 20-30 min. into the movie.
Wow, 25 minutes about such an awful movie! how long would your comment be, in case of an outraging fantastic one?
In any case, compliments, your comment was really enjoyable and funny, surely much much better than that f***ing movie!
Why The FUCK! did the traler and the poster do that How do you fuck that up
JESUSE H TAP DANCING COCK SUCKING FUCKING ME DAMNED TO HELL CREIST
LOL I remember “The Ring” part… Just get out of the room AND BARRICADE THE DOOR. I swear, the people in this movie were extremely stupid.
Yeah I didn’t really like Cloverfield. Not terrible, but I didn’t get scared in any actual way, I don’t understand why it was so loved.
You were 100% right about this movie.
just rented this because i couldn’t find any other horror flick at my local store (fuck blockbuster and hollywood video, corporate swine!!!) and….yea. even the cover of the dvd gave away the ending. but on a more important note….was spoony popin a pill in this review??
The type of camera work, excessive shaking and indicernable close ups seems to be camera work that Michael Bay is obsessed with
This movie was horrible, and it also gave me a wicked headache afterward. I absolutely hated this movie, and I thought it was one of the worst movies in recent history. Side Note: It was shakier than all other shaky movies put together
I’m sure it was an advil. You honestly need it after seeing this movie. It gives you such a headache, especially after the first…hour or so. “OMFG we’re all gonna die! WE’RE ALL GOING TO FUCKING DIE!!!” and the camera woman at the end “OMG keep the light on me! KEEP THE LIGHT ON ME!!!!” Sure! Lemme just get a fucking light to begin with, you dumb bimbo >_<
this movie was ass i got sick watching it and its very predictable
this is probably my most favorite spoony Vlog. I do not know if you made a script for this but you definitely made me laugh my ass off almost the entire video.
he forgot the fucking pace of the movie at the start when i saw it i said “GODDANM GET ON WITH IT”
you almost got kicked out for making fun of THIS movie??
wow, they did nothing when me and my friend bashed Eragon… well halfway through the movie everybody was talking on cell phones and shit, nobody paid attention.
And of course I got everyone to laugh when he said those magic words and shot the arrow. Go watch that scene. You see the arrow drop right off the bow while the magic darts forward… so I stood up and shouted “BULLSHIT! That arrow went down on the bridge!”
you are so right, i fucking hated quarantine
Your dead-on right there dude!
When they stand in the lobby, super-rabies-zombies in the garage, mum super-rabies-zombie on the stairs and a ton of them upstairs…. who decides to try and get to the attic??
Worst yet, did they just tell everyone who was infected at that point to go mad and run around screaming?
If you watch – there is one who flails his arm, runs into a wall and then darts into an empty room…. huh??
I laughed soo hard I cried – and I don’t even have tear ducts. It’s that bad
First off Cloverfield was absolutely not “great”, or even good. It attempted to broaden the scope, and depth capable of POV films, but fell face first off a cliff. The only thing “great” was the marketing, and the ARG. It was a messy, jarring, and boring film that spent more time on developing cookie cutter characters then actually granting entertainment. Children of Men is a great film while Cloverfield was nothing more then a waste of time.
Spoony was spot on with almost every single problem this film had, as well as previous POV films. It’s unfortunate that these type of films always sound so much better then they ever turn out. Suspension of disbelief is hard enough to craft in a regular film, so it would take a complete genius of a director to create it in a POV film. While some of the comments Spoony made are a bit exaggerated, I can’t say I blame him since I was pissed as well when I exited the theater after this piece of shit.
REC had a very good ending in my eyes, really effective. But the rest of the movie wasn’t that good, pretty typical stuff when it comes to zombie movies. Quarantine… I make it a rule to never EVER watch American remakes unless i hear good things about it from people whos opinions i respect.
That movis was so fucking awful. But we have to remember that the POV camera thing actually works for somethings like Peep Show.
my resonse to the situation: nuke the building!
Spoony burping was my favorite part! :D
man, just watched this movie on netflix….too right, this was the worst movie ive ever seen, at first i was oh, cool its like Left 4 Dead, since the zombies in that game are also infected with rabies, albeit an advanced strain, and even the last zombie, the chick, reminded me on the witch, the way she attacked, but other then that, if was just a lame attempt at a POV hauntedhouse style movie, 99% of the scares are predictable, and the ending…really? that was it, why not just kill everyone off in the first half hour and make it a shitty made for tv movie? the whole POV was another stupid thing, yes, cloverfield is so far the best movie ive seen to use that style, and this movie is just trying to rake in on that, im done ranting, lol
i just saw the european version and holy shit the asian family is so annoying actually every character get’s annoying really fast and even if they would be likable you wouldnt care if they die because they die so fast you ca’t even really realize it
I warned my family and some of my friends about this movie. I told them how bad it was. I broke several rules regarding swear words in my classrooms after seeing it. I showed them Spoony’s review. I showed the trailer and poster and said “there is the movie. Watch [REC].” I still rage about how awful this movie is. I’d rather watch Transformers 2 than this crap fest. AND THEY ALL STILL WENT AND WATCHED IT! ONE OF MY FRIENDS EVEN SAID THAT HE LIKED IT AND BROUGHT IT TO SCHOOL!!!!! MY SISTER BOUGHT IT NEW WHEN BOTH I AND MY AUNT (who likes any sort of movie that comes out) SAID THAT IT WAS AWFUL!!!!!!!
i used to get pissed off about how all these bad movies get released, especially ones like the crystal skull. But now i know after each bad movie ill get the funniest review.
I thought it was entertaining. Only because I just like watching zombies be zombies so I got past most of the bullshit.
Fuck yes zombies. Ending was completely stupid though no redeeming that.
ok what the hell, I just watched [REC] after seeing people say how much better it was.
It’s the same fucking movie guys. Almost exactly fucking identical. There is like 3 little things that I was like “ok this is a bit different” on, but most of the scenes are so completely the same I felt like the actors were interchangeable. Quarantine is pretty much just a dub, same movie with english actors.
I Have Just Finished Watching It Aswell And It IS !FUCKING HORRIBLE! as you said. Dont You Think It Is Funny As Fuck When They Are All Running Up Stairs Away From The ZOMBIES Coming From The Place Were They Are Treating Wounded,It Looks Like A Game Of Hide And Seek!
Spoony’s imitation was 100 times better than the actual movie. I laughed so hard I was crying! awesome review.
I have to say first that I have kind of a soft spot for this movie because I watched it on my birthday, but even so while I was watching it I was the only one laughing while the rest of the theater was scared. XD
Approx. 6:50 minutes into the review, “Fuck that shit! Put two in his ten spot.” I’ve never heard it phrased quite that way before. Bravo sir. I will be laughing about that line until I go to sleep tonight. Kudos!
God, Quarantine was such an awful movie. I thought it was terrible from the start, seeing as the intro while they were “getting the scoop” on the firemen was so long an drawn out. The beginning was very boring and a complete waste of my time. Really, I didn't really care what the hell was going on with the firemen, but they just kept going on and on. If I cared about what the firemen were doing, i'd go looking it up on Google, but I don't want to sit through hearing this crap I don't care about when I came here to watch a fucking zombie movie.
So I was kind of pissed off with it from the start. And I thought, “Well maybe once they get to the actual scene and the zombies start showing up it'll get better.” BUT. IT. DIDN'T. It progressively got worse throughout the entire movie. The script was stupid, making it seem like all the characters were fucking idiots, the lighting was so dim throughout the whole movie you can barely process what's going on, and the story line of a zombie epidemic coming around and it spreads only if you are bitten by the zombie and everyone ends up dying it such a reaccuring plot nowadays that it's getting rather boring and predictable. They could've switched it up a bit with this movie, but all they really did was confine the zombie epidemic into a SMALLER area. There is a zombie epidemic going around in one building, and that's where most of the movie takes place. It's so confined and claustrophobic this way. I know there have been other movies like this, but this film is shot so badly that it makes everything worse.
This was probably one of the worst zombie movies i've ever seen. And there are some pretty terrible zombie movies out there. I wish I hadn't wasted my time watching this. Especially since all my friends and I already knew pretty much exactly how the movie was played out. But we were foolish and naiive and wanted to know just how bad this movie was. And it was probably worse than our expectations. Complete waste of time.
Great review as always man…I have to say, I liked REC, I thought (which being lower budget) that it built up the tension well, and by the last 20 minutes the pitch just goes through the roof. Besides, whoever the reporter was in that movie was bloody hot. Also, I can't remember if this is Quarantine or REC but in one or both it mentions that the infection depends on blood type, some will turn quick and others very slow…
However, I completely agree with the vast majority of what you said, Quarantine was like watching REC with a bunch of people from GQ and Guys Quarterly tossed in to replace the characters, The suspense simply never picks up. We have a group of people, very quickly shit goes down and everyone's freaking out, it's that “gimme now” mentality that I find just awful in our culture (North American, we Canadians are just as guilty as anyone)…we don't see absolute brilliant and utterly horrific movies like The Brood by Cronenberg (which honestly spends 90% of the movie setting up the last 15 minutes and by that point you can barely look at the screen from how horrific everything is), Audition or Jacob's Ladder…if you WANT that over the top feel, and you're having fun with it (“Tokyo Gore Police” and Ichi the Killer I'm lookin' at you, or even classics like Evil Dead 2. But I miss the days of having a horror story start off and slowly, methodically turning up the tension WORKS…it's an effective means to actually, truly scare someone without resorting to a bunch of “bus” gags (anyone who saw Cat people knows what I'm talking about)…ah well, I guess it's like old Jim Henson puppetry, Dark Crystal would never happen today, it'd be all CGI, and lose almost all it's appeal.
Again, killer review, keep it up man.
I have to agree, this movie just hurt my feelings. Well I'm here to report that it seems as though this message may have gotten though to whoever decided this film would be a good idea. I know you did not like [Rec] but it seems as though it did so very well it was able to spawn a sequel, which i just got through watching. After watching [Rec]2, it suddenly occurred to me that Quarantine may not be as benign as i had hoped it would be. After checking IMBD it there is no hint of a Quarantine 2! (insert angelic choir here)Although i have a feeling its not for the fact this movie was so damn high on the fail scale. Personally i don't think this movie would make it past anyone in hollywood due to the heavy religious overtones. unless of-course they can make up some odd excuse as to why certain events in [Rec]2 can be attributes to rabies. But in my mind id like to think we won a small victory for smart movie goers everywhere when they decided not bastardize the series any further. I know you don't like POV films as of Cloverfeild but i felt [Rec]2 exceeded the original. Granted it has its dumb moments that make you question the size of the bus the characters in the film take. There are some Nice money shots and some pretty awesome twists toward the end. I recommend it if you find yourself with nothing else better to do.thanks for the time and the great videos!
Yeah i seen it too. Fucking awful film but i have to say i did like the smashing a zombie with a lense IDEA if it was put it a good movie where it broke the camera and they had a back up like Diary of the dead.By the way if you want to the a POV movie done perfectly watch Diary of the Dead i'd give it a 10/10 it's truely amazing and tops all other POV movies in my opinion.I'm still after all these months pissed off that the ending was the fucking poster and trailer, seriously how does someone get away with that?
I acutally thought it was shaping up well. I thought they were building up all the characters stories and everything, but then they just went fuck it i dont no how to end this movie release the rabies and kill everyone.
You need to stop abusing your shift key. Please.
Why would you do that, anyway? Doesn't this result in more work for you? I guarantee you, if you learned how to use proper nouns, it would save your fingers a lot of shift key usage.
I craped my pants with laughter when you parodies the interview.
Agreed – the “Hard Copy” interview technique bit was outstanding. Especially since he does it so spot-on while watching himself on a monitor.
I've been looking for this review for a while. This was the very first thing I ever saw from you, it was what kept me from watching this in theatres. So thanks.
It looks like Burton is thinking, “This mother fucker, how dare he say these words.”
I know there might be some cannabis haters out there but I smoke. The reason I'm telling is the fact that I was very much, “in the zone” when I watched Disaster Movie. I didn't laugh once. It was so bad it actually dragged me back down, such as the demons from Sam Raimi's latest flick.
Hey, would it be okay if I linked to a place to watch REC, that way people who haven't seen the movie might possibly know what all you're talking about? There's no place to watch Quarantine (at least not that's in any type of quality where it doesn't look like a bunch of BLOBS)
I just don't wanna link something and then you or someone else get mad at me owo
Oh and that reminds me, the guy in the attic? He supposedly created the virus, and he's supposedly the one who let it loose by accidentally loosing one of his infected rats, which infected the dog, which infected it's owner (the old lady from the beginning) and the little girl. Apparently with each new infected person the virus gets faster and faster, which is why the little girl, the old woman, and the man in the attic took so long to become zombies or whatnot and why each of the people you see get infected during the movie turn so fast. The audio and camera work is so bad you gotta watch it a million and one times before you can figure out all these tiny facts
Hey, would it be okay if I linked to a place to watch REC, that way people who haven’t seen the movie might possibly know what all you’re talking about? There’s no place to watch Quarantine (at least not that’s in any type of quality where it doesn’t look like a bunch of BLOBS)
I just don’t wanna link something and then you or someone else get mad at me owo
Oh and that reminds me, the guy in the attic? He supposedly created the virus, and he’s supposedly the one who let it loose by accidentally losing one of his infected rats (the one the cameraman actually stepped on I think) , which infected the dog, which infected it’s owner (the old lady from the beginning) and the little girl. Apparently with each new infected person the virus gets faster and faster, which is why the little girl, the old woman, and the man in the attic took so long to become zombies or whatnot and why each of the people you see get infected during the movie turn so fast. The audio and camera work is so bad you gotta watch it a million and one times before you can figure out all these tiny facts
oh and I wrote this before finishing the review so I didn’t know you mentioned it before I wrote :P I’m stupid like that
Euhm…. Did you actually see the original movie? In the original movie (which is called “Rec”) the attic appartment was one time rented by an exorcist who tried to isolate the source of a girl’s demonic posession and in the process made it infectuous. He then decided to lock up the girl in the attic and let her rot out there. So when out protagonists enter the attic they find a creepy exorcist’s apparement that’s empty save for an emaciated young girl in the attic’s attic…
The story of the original film does have many of the same plot holes you mentioned (it seems to be a fairly accurate remake plotwise) but in my opinion it managed to be pretty damn creepy if you have sufficient suspension of disbelief. I watched it with my girlfriend a while ago and by the time they got up the attic she took a pillow and held it in front of her because she was getting scared shitless.
It’s an attempt to be realistic – if you were in that situation and said it was a FUCKING ZOMBIE you’ve been watching way too many horror movies. You’d be asking “what’s wrong with that guy” or shocked too much to speak. Would the descent have been better if they called the crawlers rage zombies? Don’t know what people would do in such an unrealistic situation – how can you tell they wouldn’t carry the camera out of shock? Your talking about realism in a story with FUCKING ZOMBIES.
Realistic? Really? There was nothing realistic about this film. And if they were, it makes even less sense that they’re carrying that camera around. I’ve worked with those kinds of cameras. They’re fucking heavy, like forty pounds. There’s a reason you have to rest them on your shoulders. There is no reason to be carrying one around. Like Spoony mentioned, in stuff like ‘Blair Witch’ or ‘Cloverfield’, the camera was small and compact so you could just strap it to your hand. You don’t heft a forty pound camera on your shoulder out of shock; you’d drop it. And yes, at first they may be wondering what is wrong with people and being blase, but after someone they KNOW IS DEAD comes BACK TO LIFE, even an idiot would know it was a zombie. The only way the people in this film would do any of the things they did would be if they were idiots with a horrible screenplay…hang on, that’s ‘Quarantine’!
Look I may not say zombie immediately, but when a guy is obviously dead, get’s backs up foaming at the mouth I would totally say “HOLY SHIT IT’S A ZOMBIE RUN LIKE HELL!”. Also no one thinks to restrain the people who have been bitten, they did it ONCE, and they put her in a bad spot, I meant like strap them to a table or something or lock them in a closet of some sort.
i wouldn’t even say it i would just kill it…………again
I completely agree, 100%, this movie fucking sucked. However, I actually really liked the original. Was it perfect? No, but it was still good. And if you wanna talk realistic, the original looks realistic. People don’t act realistic, but it looks real.
cloverfield was good come on, this sucked but cloverfield was worth the watch ESPECIALLY FLOR THE HIDDEN SECRETS like the dharma logo from lost on the capsizing tanker
also BATTLEFIELD 3 SKYRIM AND DEAD ISLAND ARE COMEING SOOOOOOON GET READY PEOPLE WERE GONNA FINALLY GET RID OF COD!
Did Anyone else Catch he said Shoot Them in the Computer (Head) at like 18:59?
I can’t wait to see Spoony do a review of the Poughkeepsie Tapes.
I saw this movie. IT’S HORRORIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Dude… I can do nothing but agree with you. The people in that movie.. are so fucking stupid.. Dose nobody have a weapon in that house?.. They live in that old house, in what i guess is not the best neighbourhood in the world… And nobody has even a baseball bat?
Come On! And why are they so careless around the infected people?! Okay.. I would not scream “Oh ShIt, Zombies!!” if this happened to me, but I would not be that bloody “Oh that woman in looking kind of like a monster and is trying to bite everybody. Ohohohoh She must be hungry for a cookie or something. Let me give it to her with my face”
.. Such a dumb movie..
practically all remakes are inferior
My friend and I went to see the movie when it came out. We ripped on it the whole way through. We didn’t realize how loud we were until at the end credits when the people behind us thanked us because they thought it was the only thing that made the movie bearable.
My friend and I went to see the movie when it came out. We ripped on it
the whole way through. We didn’t realize how loud we were until at the
end credits when the people behind us thanked us because they thought it
was the only thing that made the movie bearable.
Both Quarantine AND REC sucked quite a bit… If you don’t find long periods of silence then a jump scare to be “scary” then you will just be annoyed with both.
Quarantine 2 was horrible, but so was REC 2. Hell, REC 2 might have been more ridiculous with the “revelation” that the thing is a:
“Parasitic metaphysical demonic spit zombie that’s controlling everyone along the lines of the Evil Dead’s…”
All the praise REC got really continues to piss me off..
I hated it too & if it wanted me to want her to survive, it failed.
Speaking of Spanish horror movies, I highly recommend “The Baby’s Room.”
Let me start off by saying I hate hate HAAAAAAAAAAAATED CLOVERFIELD. I like the POV horror genre, but only if it’s done right. Paranormal activity, Blair witch, Tunnels, The devil inside, Rec. ect. are good examples. Paranormal entity, Monster, Cloverfield, & BIG SHOCK THIS MOVIE are shit. I thought the last brodcast was desent…….but not great. Let me say that REC, REC 2, & REC 3 genisis, are not only better, but they have a fluent story line, & they explain the rage virus so much better then the “Rabies” cop out.
We cant say the Z word, because we’re in House of the dead Overkill!
spoonys best vid it was the first one i ever watched
“Even the spannish version wasn’t that good” … Seriously, I love you Spoony, but this is something I can’t agree with. REC is a horror masterpiece, perfect rythm, great actors, great make up, great ending. I saw it in theater, and I never got that scared watching a horror movie. Quarantine is an inferior carbon copy of REC, I agree.
Trust me when I say FIREMEN ARE NOT RETARDED!!! My dad is one, & the dumbest thing he ever did was push a cat out of a tree (Which was an accident btw)
Also, patient Zero could have different effects than the people who were infected, like the reapers in blade 2, plus, maybe it effects children differently.
As a semi-prof interviewer and camera man, yes, we always put the camera on a tripod. Always.
Over four years later, this is still one of Spoony’s best vlogs. Well done, sir, well done.
Sadly this movie and the one in Halloween 2 VLOG may be gone forever….but maybe not =D
Sadly this Sponny and the one in Halloween 2 VLOG may be gone forever….but maybe not =D