Friday, May 25, 2012

Movie Review: The Divide (2011)

 Warning! Before you even look this movie up, BIG warning: Its rated R and probably should be NC17, it contains scenes of extreme violence. Clearly not for everyone.

That being said, the movie is about a handful of ordinary people that manage to rush into a fallout shelter just as they see the bombs going off.  Telling any more about the plot would spoil it so I’ll leave it at that. The acting was between very good to average and while the movie has its moments I probably wouldn’t recommend it if not for the psychological aspect of people locked in a bunker under extreme conditions. What happens when food start running low, when the worst of people surfaces, what happens when certain characters gain leadership and how others subordinate to them.
Again, a film with lots of violence of all kinds, but then again that may as well be what happens if you end up locked in a bunker with a group of random people.
Verdict: If you’re interested in survival topics and can put up with some gut wrenching scenes, then yes, watch it.
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1 comment:

SurvivalAndProsperity.com said...

Thanks for doing that movie review. Got around to watching "The Divide" tonight. Pretty intense depiction of what surviving a major radiological event in a basement with a bunch of strangers might be like. Wheels might turn in preppers'/survivalists' heads as they watch the film as to how they'd prepare for/deal with the situation at hand. I thought the acting was pretty good, and a couple of times early on in the movie Michael Biehn reminded me of Kyle Reese (the character he played in the 1984 film "The Terminator.") That was cool. The ending was kind of a dud, however.