BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Like some of my films, (well, most actually, I'm a massive bargain hunter..), I got this for a few quid, already a bargain. I almost jumped from excitement when it was a cheap Blu Ray too... (I get excited over little things...don't judge me.). "In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare." And, trying not to give too much about this review away before you've even started reading it, it was worth those few quid...
Aftershock is an average but clever film - by that, I mean it starts as any other disaster movie, big party, everyone having fun and then mother nature strikes bad. An earthquake strikes and it's like a certificate 18 version of 2012. There are limbs everywhere, people being splattered, blood filling the place - it's an Eli Roth film, what would you expect?
If it wasn't gory and over the top with the blood, I would have been pretty damn upset, being that I watch Eli Roth films for the gore... I mean, who doesn't?!
This film has gore though, you will not be upset by any lack here, I certainly was not that's for sure...
The start of the film is the earthquake, which is as much entertaining as earthquakes can be, but the rest of the film is the horror the rest of the world can hold, mainly what other humans can do to each other. The second part of the film shows just how much people will do to survive, and how far people could go without rules, and it's scary.
I guess I would consider it scarier than mother nature in some ways, people in this are burned alive, they are shot, just killed in ways all done by humans and none by mother nature. It's a bit like when I first saw the remake of War of The Worlds, loved it but damn, it worried it. My bum cheeks were clenched the whole damn time through that film, it just seemed so realistic and makes you think. Like this might happen if there was some sort of disaster like this. Aftershock isn't as scary, (then again, I was a fair bit younger when I saw War of The Worlds...), but it still pulls a few punches and makes you doubt the people around you...
Aftershock isn't awful, it came out a few years ago and is very unheard of, but it is entertaining and would definitely covered an hour and a half... An hour and a half you wouldn't mind losing to this film.
It's not Mr Roth's best film, but it works and it's different and I do plan to watch it again soon, so that's good! Do it if you want something entertaining with some gore - you probably won't regret it.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..