Or at least, that’s how I assume the Oren Peli-produced “Chernobyl Diaries” goes. The first clip from the movie is basically a bunch of people sitting around a diner talking about their vacation plans. The second clip tosses in a few more fodder — er, I mean, characters — and finally gets on with the spooky business. Well, somewhat. One thing I notice about the two clips, though: either the actors were told to adlib wherever they can, or there are some really clunky/awkward dialogue in this movie.
And despite the whole moving camera shooting style, the film isn’t explicitly Found Footage, so that’s a plus. God knows Peli has done his share to help stomp that genre into the ground.
Starring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Dudley, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Nathan Phillips, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Devin Kelley, Alex Feldman, Dimitri Diatchenko, Kristof Konrad, and directed by Brad Parker.
Plan your deadly vacation May 25, 2012.
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