Carriers Review – DVD Release
Director: Alex Pastor, David Pastor
Cast: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Dale Malley, Kiernan Shipka, Emily VanCamp
DVD Release Date: December 29
The movie focuses on four youths fleeing a pandemic, forced to improvise as they go. As the deadly virus spreads across the globe they attempt to escape contagion. They set off on a journey South in the hope of finding a safe place to start over. However unforeseen events occur and they soon discover that their greatest threat isn’t the virus but themselves.
Considering the incredibly low budget that Hollywood newcomers David and Alex Pastor had, they did an excellent job on what is quite an entertaining movie.
Although Carriers does lack some of the action and tension that you’d expect from a film of this genre. The Pastor Brothers did at least attempt to insert some action into the script, by making the plague victims temporarily turn into sprinting zombies, before succumbing to their condition. This is the kind of movie where what really counts is the atmosphere and moments of terror along with actors that make the audience believe in the story. And on that score Carriers was overwhelmingly successful. Visually the movie is excellent as are the performances of the actors; the interpretation of the characters is also very good. I’d say definitely add this one to your Christmas shopping list.
You can order your copy of Carriers here on DVD