Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio, Noree Victoria Movie Review

Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

Plague on a Plane

Whilst the police have placed a building in Los Angeles under quarantine Jenny and Paula, who works for Trans Sky Air, are greeting the passengers as they board flight TS Air 318 departing Los Angeles for Kansas City. Amongst the passenger is Henry, a teacher who is a nice enough chap with a cage full of hamsters which should have been placed in the cargo hold and one of the little furballs bites Ralph, a rather large passenger. Mid-flight and Ralph turns in to a crazed, foaming at the mouth beast attacking other passengers and biting the face of one of the stewardesses leading to the pilots making an emergency landing. Whilst the passengers get off as quick as they can with Ralph locked in the plane's toilet they discover that the airport they have landed at is under quarantine and they are trapped.

I said of "Quarantine" that it isn't a terrible horror movie but one which ends up ordinary with nothing which makes you feel like you have to watch it again. It is the same with "Quarantine 2: Terminal" for the simple reason that navigating a locked down building whilst dealing with someone infected with a virus is nothing new. Yes the whole locked down airport being the playground for all the survival is a nice setting as is the plane they came in on but the whole thing ends up familiar with that feeling more of a case of waiting for the next victim to end up attacked or dead rather than for anything new to happed.

Despite this John Pogue handles the movie nicely keeping things ticking over and despite a lot of the horror ending up of the "I know it is coming" variety it is still effective. It is simply because all the moments of horror and violence are kept snappy so it never feels over indulgent and none of it feels drawn out. In fact there are some nice ideas in "Quarantine 2: Terminal" when it comes to not only a bright kid knowing the difference between hamsters and rats but also how the survivors deal with the infected from those who are violent to those who are yet to become violent.

What this all boils down to is that "Quarantine 2: Terminal" is a solid horror movie which manages to make some thing which is ultimately familiar entertaining.