Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Storage 24


Storage-24
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 43% (Critics) / 25% (Audience)
Directed By: Johannes Roberts
Written By: Noel Clarke, Davie Fairbanks and Marc Small
Starring: Noel Clarke, Colin O’Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Laura Haddock
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Synopsis: In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest. (Source)


The Good:
The basic premise of this movie is a pretty good one and it trades on my absolute favorite horror movie set-up…gather a group of people in one location, make it impossible for them to leave and drop something (monster, alien, vampires, zombies, whatever) in there with them to start picking them off one by one. The movie also gets extra points for having one of my favorite DOCTOR WHO companions, and an all around snazzy actor in general, Noel Clarke in the lead. He has an easy charm about him that really fit the put upon character he played in this film.
I also liked the little nods to other ) greater movies of the genre that were sprinkled in this movie (like the call back to Dallas’ ill fated trip trip through the air ducts in ALIEN).

I know what your thinking...black guy+white chick+horror movie = Dead Black Guy
I know what your thinking…black guy+white chick+horror movie = Dead Black Guy

The Bad:
The beginning of the movie felt like it took an eternity to get to the point and the soapy romantic melodrama was not interesting to me in the least.
The movie was obviously shot on a shoestring budget but it would have been mic if they got some payday loans or something to help prop up the effects budget because the marauding killer alien alternated between something from the early episodes of the SyFy Channel reality show FACE OFF before the bad make-up artists were weeded out and a cheap costume from Halloween Adventure.

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I guess that formula was on the money

The Ugly:
That ending, which i assume was supposed to be a cool twist, was just sloppily tacked on like an afterthought.

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Pucker up, sweetie

Final Verdict: An idea that would have probably become a really great horror movie with a better budget but for the restrictions the production was under it was not a bad movie. Definitely worth at least a Netflix stream.

Rating: C+

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