Area 407 also known under the title Tape 407 recreates a world where governmental biological research in a desolate area is a must-keep secret.
The second title is defined by the style used to tell the story – a teenage girl tapes her flying trip back to Los Angeles on a New Year’s Eve. Like “Blair Witch Project” or the more recent “Paranormal Activity” series, the first person perspective in this not-so-horror flick is meant to express shock and to make the footage look more vivid and closer to reality.
Members of the group suffering from post-traumatic stress, along with the heat of losing close persons will soon reveal their instabilities.
The dialogues are vague, not informational enough. They start yelling at each other, interrupting one another – it is a total chaos in the script’s pages.
Then the predators appear. Here things get more interesting since we assist at a survival technique and we feel the induced adrenaline. Probably because there are no details about what exactly is with the large reptiles in that area makes the movie a bit better than the rest of its kind. The sense of mystery links everything.
The characters are not models to follow, but they have their fair share of influential traits. It seemed to me that the movie was rushed – reflecting only the villains trying to get the survivors one-by-one.
Recommended to watch if you are into extincted predators only. Otherwise it lacks essence.