I kind of got distracted with the holiday weekend and forgot that yesterday was Monday, but never fear, I am still going to review a movie! I went and saw 'Chernobyl Diaries' because well I was a bit curious about it. The previews made it seem like it is a "found footage" movie, like 'Paranormal Activity' or 'Quarantine' but its not. Sure the camera is very shaky but its not "found footage" in any way. The premise of the movie is these tourists get to go into Pripyat, a city near the  Chernobyl power plant and check out the abandoned city. Chernobyl was a huge nuclear disaster in 1986 and if you want to read more about it click here. Anyway they are touring the abandoned city and checking everything out when something bad happens leaving them stranded there and then things start to happen.

This film did a good job building suspense and a couple of times I found myself holding my breath in scenes where the characters had to be quiet.  It did a good job at keeping  the suspense up as well. I was a little worried about the acting at first but then it got very convincing.  The only real problem I had with this movie and it seems to be with every movie that is kind of like this was the ending. It left me wanting to know more and I want to know why "diaries" is in the title when it has nothing to do with the movie. Other than that it was pretty decent.

If you are a fan of these types of movies or if you like a movie with a lot of suspense then this is the film for you. If shaky camera work and things making you jump aren't really your thing then, you might want to pass.

Overall I give it 3 1\2 out of 5 nuclear reactors.

'Chernobyl Diaries' is Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language

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