The lucky ones died in the blast
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
I understand why mainstream moviegoers don't like this, but as a big fan of the horror genre, I loved it. It's bleak, it's disturbing, it's violent, it's depressing, and the characters aren't very likable. But I'm cool with all of that. I love the palpable feeling of dirtiness and hopelessness I felt while watching it. I love that it went to much darker places than I expected. I love the commentary on humanity and what happens when we return to a state of nature and the rules that once applied are no longer relevant. This is an extremely nihilistic movie. It's not for everyone, and I think that makes me like it even more.
Based on his first two films, Xavier Gens, is a terrible director and disappointingly The Divide only reinforces this fact. The film blends post-apocalyptic sci-fi with elements of horror but only ever in the most banal ways imaginable resulting in a film that is never entertaining (on any level) whilst saying little about humanity and the lengths we go to in order to survive. I love dystopian films, from the well known (The Road) to the obscure (Dead Man’s Letters), and the best always explore what it really means to be human and to survive. Meanwhile The Divide is a film about the depravity of civilization but it never examines this in any meaningful way, instead it is purely used…
Really disliked this film. I couldn't help but compare this to Romero's Day of the Dead, as the film deals with the similar idea of people stuck together at the end of the world. Day of the Dead is funny, and over the top, and great satire. The Divide is depressing, poorly acted, and uninteresting. I was seriously bored for most of this movie, and I really disliked the second half of the film.
That's not to say I liked the first half of the film. The characters are horrible, their motivations are worse, and there interactions are simply stupid. This film isn't realistic at all in the way the people react in crisis, especially one where people are stuck…
Bobby: "Eenie, meenie, miney, moe. Chop a body from head to toe."
I forgot who recommended me this film, but I'm really happy you did!
Great film, disturbing scenes, and a lot of emotion.
This movie seriously shows what a human would do, to survive.
What I can't stand is when one person, takes control of what isn't theirs. Kill someone off, then automatically decide who gets what, how much they can have of it, no.
Fuck you bro!
WELL. I loved it. Some scenes were scary, my mom was like. "ERRRR WHAT IS THATTT SCARRRRY" LOL
The actors were really into the film!
I love these kind of "locked in a tin can" character studies, much like stage plays they are all about character development (or in this case, unvelopment?). A group of people throw themselves into a bomb shelter just as America is nuked to bits, and the rest, as they say, is history. It is however so incredibly bleak and hopeless that some will be turned off, and not all characters feel like the most original ever. A great dark trip though.
OK maybe not a hit, but definitely a film that grabbed my attention after ten seconds and held me in a vice like grip of tension and horror for two hours.
First off, I recommend watching this film blind, as I did. I knew vaguely what it was about, but nothing could have prepared me for what I saw. This is a film I had heard about at the back end of 2011, when the story was that Michael Biehn - star of The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss, and one-time shoe-in for the Peter Parker role until Toby Maguire steamed in and made a rom-com trilogy out of Spider-Man - was about to emerge back in the spotlight. Biehn…
An interesting premise with the unfortunate result being a banal disappointment of a film. After a nuclear attack on New York City, a group of apartment dwellers take refuge in their super's basement bomb shelter. It starts off fairly interesting, made more so with a sci-fi twist when a group of biosuited soldiers break in and abduct the lone child among the survivors. After she's unable to be rescued, the soldiers weld the shelter's doors shut, and this is where the film takes a sharp turn south.
Never mind about those biosuited soldiers, because you'll never see, hear, or think of them again. Instead we're treated to yet another tired Society Breaks Down During Disaster story that has been done…
Um tremendo cocô.
Trapped in an apartment block basement after a nuclear explosion, a group of tenants try to survive both the blast and each other.The Divide is a mediocre attempt at saying something about society and the human condition.
The film can be split into three parts to review: the writing, the directing and the acting. First of all the writing was shallow, unoriginal and clueless. The story was meant to be a microcosm of humanity and a commentary on the conflict of human nature. However, there was no clear meaning or intent what was happening. The characters were whiney, overly emotional and simply pathetic. There was no development in the characters for us to care about them, so when they do…
Standard Thriller about some guys getting locked in in a shelter during/after a nuclear strike. The questions why and who are kept open, which is not the problem. The problem is, that it is too predictable after a promising change of events, when some military guys with radiation suits enter the shelter and kidnapping a girl. After this, the movie feasts itself in some disgusting actions and demonstrates (again) the change of people when getting locked up.
The lucky ones died in the blast.
i found this movie really disturbing and that's why i'm giving it such a bad rating okay
I loved this. It's bleak, disturbing, and violent, and is a fantastic portrayal of what might happen if a group of people are locked inside a the basement of an apartment block with dwindling supplies following a sudden nuclear blast. Thoroughly recommended.
Ah, Xavier Gens … Now here's a textbook example of a European horror prodigy director who crossed the Atlantic Ocean in favor to pursue a Hollywood career perhaps a few years too early. His native made "Frontière(s)" easily stands as one of the cruelest and most shocking horror movies of the new millennium, but then he immediately went downhill with the unsuccessful video game adaptation "Hitman". His colleague Alexandre Aja did a much better job after his native genre hit "Haute Tension", even though it has to be said he seemingly can't make anything but remakes anymore nowadays. Gens' newest accomplishment is an apocalyptic survival thriller and, quite frankly, that description alone I find alarming these days as we have…