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Moreover, I was affected by the relationships at hand (that brother angle
killed me) and touched by the themes that were brought up: trust and retaining
one's humanity. In my useless opinion though, if you don't get into these characters, you will not enjoy the movie.
Granted, the movie has horror elements tagged to its ass, but this isn't 28 Days
Later over here. For the most part, the flick bypassed infected peeps going buck
nuts in favor of focusing on a group of peeps trying to stay virus clean at all
cost while struggling with themselves and the situation they are in..
That's not to say I didn't get a couple of horror howlers to keep me on my
tippy-toes and when they kicked in, they back-handed hard.. The makeup effects
were stellar and the Pastor Brothers knew a thing or five about HOW to generate tension and deliver a solid payoff. Speaking of the directors - hey man, I'm all for seeing what they do next, cause this
bitch sported some inventive camera angles, cool shots and striking cinematography.
A sunny desert never felt so damn oppressive. I'd also like to take the time to address the editing which I thought was genius. It often amplified the emotional content of the film, hence
ruining my sorry ass even more. Add to that a somber and often moving score, an able supporting cast
(Christopher Meloni was amazing here - underrated actor) and an ending that whooped me to bitch heaven and you get a tight little ditty that should have gotten more love on the big screen.
On the sour side of the Rum and Coke (take that lime and shove it - I hate when they put a lime in my drink...grrrr), we've seen this type of movie before many o times, so some of its events and their outcomes reeked of déjà vu. With that neck-snapped, by focusing on the characters to this degree and not turning the whole thing into a Zombie orgy - the flick came out fresh enough for this jerk. Finally, I picked up on a couple of plot holes having to do with the rules these folks went by to survive and how they used (misused) them. Nothing too severe but the muck-ups would sometimes decrease the impact of some of the situations. Overall though CARRIERS hit the spot and was better than lots of the garbage that pollutes our theaters now of late. I recommend you catch it when it infects DVD shelves.