Excellent movie - refreshing (by argoran-410-837527)
I'm a great fan of sci fi movies, most of the ones released recently are either budget movies with horrible scripts, or actors or animation/cgi or a combination of any of the three.For Storage 24 the acting was great what did you expect when it had Noel Clark? , there was enough time for the characters to mature to become believable and for viewers to empathise with...I'd say this is British acting at its peak, dare I say the acting was much better than other British sci fi releases even Dr. Who !The script was good, a very nice build up of the characters and the atmosphere loved <more>
the puppy! , I didn't feel that there were any loop holes or an overstretch of the imagination; Finally the cgi was well executed, blended in nicely with the characters and the backend...All in all a 10/10 from me !
I walked into the movie hall thinking that the monsters were going invade Noel's hood. Then Noel and his homeboys were gonna bust a cap up the monster's bottom. At the end of the movie they were going to fire off all their nickel plated automatics in the air shouting we are the Crew! Then I thought as it was a Johanne Roberts movie it is going to be endearingly awful like the wonderful forest of the damned wonderful but terrible . Nothing could have prepared me from the fact that this is a great movie. You have to keep in mind that the title of the movie has the word storage in it. <more>
So the movie is going to be in one of those storage fortresses. Basically the characters find themselves trapped in a storage facility with an force of evil. Take away the storage facility and put a spaceship in and you have Alien. The evil entity picks them off one by one. Who will be next? Added to the fact that there is an argument and a love triangle between the characters. This is the basis for getting the group together in the same place. The plot gives Clarke a chance to show that he is not a one dimensional actor like Danny Dyer and can play more than just gangsters. I felt the movie was tense SF horror thriller. There is a lot of humour in the plot and times when you just laugh out loud. Watch it and support great British film making.
I'll give it a 10 out of pity lol... It's actually quite watchable, and good fun. Don't expect any major thrills or engaging plot twists, just decent, fun, light-hearted ugly-nasty-alien-goes-around-killing-people- out-of-boredom type stuff. The worst part of the movie by far IMO watch out, here comes the spoiler! is the scene where they find a dead bloke chewed in half by the alien, with his guts strewn all over the floor, and in an attempt at a cheap scare typical of the genre but doesn't quite make it , the guy turns out to be still alive! I can only handle so much <more>
stupidity in a movie, and that was the one moment in the film that really crossed that line for me! lol Anyway, decent watchable silliness.
"Storage 24" is a British sci-fi/horror flick that sees several urban lives converge in personal conflict and true terror from out of this world. The film is directed by Johannes Roberts who manages to create a creature feature that is intense and filled with non-stop adrenaline pumping action. The film stars Noel Clark, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock and Jamie Thomas King who play young Londoners who deal with relationship complications while meeting at a local storage yard as one couple deals with a break-up as their best friends give support. During <more>
the moment of personal growth experience a very dark and volatile new issue arises as a mysterious object crashes from the sky above and an alien creature escapes from it's container. They soon find themselves fighting against this monstrous entity as they try to escape the storage facility that has become their death trap."Storage 24" is a classic sci-fi nightmare scenario in that unsuspecting people soon find they are easy prey for a creature far more terrifying than the struggles of urban life. The film starts with a casual approach that allows only a small emotional window to become emotionally connected to these characters before the action kicks in. It is enough though to actually realize just the intense dynamic of the group of friends that are trapped in the facility after the crash shuts down the security system locking them in the storage units. The characters are slightly stereotypical and there is nothing new or experimental with how they are scripted but in this film there really doesn't need to be and the actors portray the characters well enough to draw you into their plight. There is friction within them on personal levels which and to the intense drama of the story and the alien effects are above standard as well as the other effects used in this film. The action and atmosphere is standard Brit fashion in that the intensity brings casually then builds into a high speed thrill ride with only dark eerie moments to gather your breath before even bigger moments of intensity explode on screen. The film doesn't add anything new to the creature feature equation that such films offer horror fans but it does show how well the system can be if executed properly. This is one of the better sci-fi/horror films that I have seen since "Alien Raiders". It doesn't try to explain the origin or over complicate the story by adding layers of subplots to the point the film becomes diluted with unnecessary dialogue. The film just exists as a really clean and thrilling story of survival from a truly vicious creature. I really enjoyed this film. It was worth the instant rental price and can't wait to add the DVD to my shelf in January 2013!
Indie Creature Feature Has Scares in Store! (by slowtraincoming-1)
STORAGE 24 is a British indie featuring several friends trapped in a storage facility with a creature on the loose. Complicating matters is a love triangle which will test the bonds of friendship as all work together to survive. A down-to-earth take on ALIEN, this one adds a layer of suspense through its emphasis on character, setting up and defying expectations throughout the proceedings, and surprising us as to who will be our hero. The creature, although realized in part through CGI always a caution flag for this reviewer , is very effective and satisfying. Like the facility, itself a <more>
clever setting as the characters forage adjoining units for any resource that will aid their plight , this film has scares, emotional depth, and character surprises tucked away for its audience. The leads are Noel Clarke, who recently appeared in Star Trek: Into Darkness and Colin O'Donoghue, known for Once Upon A Time TV Show and the underrated, The Rite, where he held his own, opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins . Highly recommended.
While I was watching this movie I decided to check over here and read some of the reviews. I am glad that I didn't accept the word of some of the poor reviews because this movie was actually quite good. It had some very FUNNY moments near the end to the point where I'm still wondering if the producers were making a Sci-fi flick or they were making a spoof for Sci-fi. Either way, it was a good movie.*****SPOILERS AHEAD***** The ONE thing that I kept questioning throughout the entire movie was WHERE the hell were the guys that were sent in to deal with the "Problem?" Early on, <more>
we see a whole bunch of BLACK SUV's come screaming into the site of the plane crash but that was it! They never went anywhere with this. It was like it was part of the movie but someone forgot about this special clean-up or retrieval team or whatever you want to call them.The acting was good and to be blunt, the main actors reacted in much the way I would expect someone to react in reality. Once you get over the initial shock of realizing what you're dealing with, you get down to business and try to figure out ways to stay alive and escape from the threat. The one thing that kept coming back to me was a line from another alien movie..."Predator". "If it bleeds, it can be killed." Either way, this movie is worth a watch simply because it does show that a reasonably good movie can be made on a tight budget if you have good writing and some solid acting. I recommend it if for nothing else to enjoy the serious LAUGH you're going to have near the end. I'm not going to tell you about what it is, I'm sure you'll recognize what I'm talking about when you see it. ENJOY!
This film was pretty entertaining for being a B-movie, the characters were kind of interesting, however there was one character I hate, "Mark," but I do get my wish that I like in this movie. Some of the scares are pretty good, and a few of them were annoying pointless jump-scares, and I hate those scares. The monster in this movie is well designed, of-course they had to use CGI/Practical effects for the monster, the practical effects are really well done, and the CGI well um... it doesn't make the monster look terrible. The CGI does is well done on the monster, and the good <more>
part is it's not taken seriously. The story in this movie is just the same as any other creature movie. The story goes like this, these people go into Storage 24 to check on their stuff, but then all of sudden a plane crash happens, and they're wondering what's going on, when all of sudden some kind of alien creature starts attacking these people in Storage 24, and by the way in this movie, there is a building called "Storage 24," well that sounds stupid, but overall this movie is a little cliché, and most of it is really entertaining to watch, so if you want to watch a fun creature film, this is the film for you.
Very tense and riveting sci-fi/horror thriller (by Woodyanders)
Several folks find themselves trapped in a sprawling storage facility with a ferocious predatory alien beast. Director Johannes Roberts, working from a taut and smart script by Noel Clarke, Marc Small, and Davie Fairbanks, relates the gripping story at a swift pace, draws the believably flawed characters with real depth, expertly milks plenty of nerve-jagling tension from the claustrophobic setting, delivers several genuinely startling moments of in-your-face nasty and unflinching gore the evil extraterrestrial rips a man's heart out and tears another guy's jaw off , tosses in a few <more>
inspired bits of quirky humor, and astutely shows how a crisis situation brings out both the best and worst in people. The fine acting from the sound cast keeps the picture humming: Clarke as the sullen, regretful Charlie, Antonia Campbell-Hughes as the sweet Shelley, Colin O'Donoghue as the scruffy, cowardly Mark, Laura Haddock as Shelley's loyal and gutsy gal pal Nikki, Jamie Thomas King as the sarcastic Chris, and Ned Dennehy as paranoid nut David. The alien sizes up as one impressively fierce, fearsome, and grotesque bugger. Tim Sidell's slick widescreen cinematography makes neat use of a prowling camera. Christian Henson's rattling score does the heart-pounding trick. Nifty surprise bummer ending, too. A potent and effective nail-biter.