Written May 28, 2012
I thought the trailer was pretty good, so I was going to see it, even though in the back of my mind, I thought it might be just okay. I remember some years ago when I watched a segment on 60 Minutes about the Chernobyl town after the nuclear accident, when it was abandoned. Only a few workers remained (nowhere to be seen) and there was music piped in from loud speakers to keep the workers from going insane. It looked eerie even back then, so I thought this would make for an interesting horror/suspense movie. Why ANYONE would want to visit a still potentially active nuclear area (however small)? - even to visit - if one can do so, I think is strange! I'm definitely not an 'extreme' tourist! In the end, I feel it's only fair - not so scary, as hoped for.
Written May 27, 2012
The moviemaker can let the audience scare themselves using thier own imagination...up to a point, but sooner or later, the movie itself has to come thru. These guys decided to let the moviegoers do the entire job, Don't waste your time or money.
Written June 15, 2012
While predictable, Chernobyl Diaries wasn't that bad of a movie. There have definitely been far worse released as of late. Good suspense when needed, although getting to the more adrenaline inducing scenes seemed to take an excessive amount of time. On a scale of 10, I would be comfortable giving it a 5.5
Written May 26, 2012
It was suspenseful, but did not deliver. The end was abrupt and did not answer any questions. There was no connection to any person from Chernobyl so it was impossible get the feeling of what it would have been like. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for my ticket. I rank this movie down there with My Bloody Valentine. Wish I could get my half-priced ticket back.
Written June 04, 2012
This was an okay movie, did not have high hopes for this movie.. interesting story.. and was not as scary the previews made it out to be..