Sunday, July 14, 2013

AFTERSHOCK: From Rom-Com to Disaster to Horror

July 14, 2013

The title "Aftershock" alone will make you expect it is about an earthquake. However, for the first thirty minutes or so, you are only uselessly following a group of three friends and ladies they pick up as they go around scenic Valparaiso in Chile, you'd think you were in a wrong rom-com movie. 

However, this earthquake does come when you least expect it. Then, the disaster movie goes into another radically different territory. It becomes a schlock-y horror film, where all the characters get killed off one by one in a way more grisly than the one before. This film does not shy away from blood or bad logic, folks!

With a story line like this, it really caters to a very limited audience - those who like to see the worst of human nature come out after a natural calamity. Fans of gore and sadism though may actually enjoy watching this awful film. I am giving it a star only for its final scene, which was well-shot, even though I totally saw it coming. 1/10.

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