Area 407: Review

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.

When the airplane crashes somewhere between destinations – and just a few people survive – it will be the time to realize that probably fate wasn’t the one to bring the luck of keeping them alive.

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.


2 thoughts on “Area 407: Review

  1. Pingback: Review: Tape 407 « Nameless Horror

  2. Gill

    Thanks for reviewing “Area 407”! Some of my coworkers from DISH and I have a weekly contest to see who can come up with the worst/best B movie we can find. I think Area 407 might be this weeks winner; I just added it to the top of my Blockbuster @Home queue and I should have it in a couple days. Now I think Ill start looking for next weeks big “winner”.


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