Monday, May 18, 2015

Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)

Number Rolled: 89
Movie Name/Year: Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)
Genre: Horror
Length: 94 minutes
Rating: NR
Production Companies: Film002, Indomina Group, Indomina Productions
Executive Producer: Jasbinder Singh Mann, Stacey Jade Smart, Francisco Adolfo Valdez
Director: Kaare Andrews
Writer: Jake Wade Wall
Actors: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Solly Duran, Lydia Hearst, Claudette Lali

Porter is being held in quarantine as the only member of his infected group that is showing no signs of the terrible flesh-eating virus that’s spreading. Meanwhile, a group of friends get together to celebrate a bachelor party. They boat out to an island that is supposed to be paradise, but things seem a little off.

I have to be honest. I haven’t seen the second movie. Mainly because I thought this was the second movie. It’s not. It’s supposed to be the third movie. I don’t think it matters, though. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero could easily stand alone.

Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean it’s a good movie. It just means you don’t need any previous information.

Sean Astin (Special Agent Oso, Stay Cool, Lord of the Rings) played his role perfectly. Unfortunately, one good role in a movie full of crap doesn’t really help. If anything, having one amazing actor in a great role serves only to highlight the crap that is the rest of the film.

Every jump-scare I thought would happen, did. Every character had their precise stereotype. That’s fine for a movie making fun of the tropes, not for one using them as a checklist.

Furthermore, I have to mention that although I love extra scenes during, or after, the credits, they need to be optional. Not everyone will sit by and watch it all. For this film, you have to watch the credits because the scenes that play during them are absolutely mandatory to the story. I greatly dislike that.

It’s a shame that I didn’t like this movie. It’s been a long time since I saw the original Cabin Fever, but I remember enjoying it. Not even just because of Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Fragged, Kim Possible) being a part of it.

Some movies just don’t need two sequels.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 25%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 14%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 1.6/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

The Random Rating: R

P.S. They are remaking the first Cabin Fever in 2015. Rumor has it, they intend to use the exact same script as the first one. Lazy. Lazy.

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