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Pontypool – 3rd Movie of 2014

pontypool_xlgNothing is scarier than the unknown. The movie Pontypool does a very good job at illustrating that. Set in a small radio station located inside a church basement, the day starts out pretty mundane. Then the station starts getting reports of an incident. At first it just seems a like a random small thing but as the reports come in it becomes bigger and more bizarre. The problem for Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie), the on-air disc jockey and radio station employees Sydney Briar (Lisa Houle) and Laurel-Ann Drummond (Georgina Reily) is that they have no way of telling if what they are hearing is true or a hoax. And if it is true, what exactly is going on?

You may find Pontypool labelled as a zombie movie and in the strictest sense it’s not. It’s more of an outbreak movie and even then that’s not quite right. The source of what’s going on I don’t think I’ve ever encountered in a movie before. And no I’m not going to tell you what that is, of course.

downloadWhat I will tell you is what I think of the movie. I thought it was pretty awesome, if for no other reason than being different. Some may find it slow cause there isn’t a lot of action for the majority of the film, it takes place in one location, and there is a lot of dialogue. But there is still a good amount of thrills and it makes you think.

Overall this movie gave me the feeling of a feature length Twilight Zone episode, but in a good way. Sure the acting probably could be better, I suppose, although I really did like the character Grant Mazzy. And the small amount of special effects aren’t Hollywood gold, but it doesn’t matter. It’s still a damn good story idea and that’s what’s important here.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Movies, Reviews

 

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