Aftershock

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Horror/disaster hybrid is gory, brutal, cruel, and unfunny.

R 2013 89 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Very hopeless movie. But functional.

Everyone dies horribly, often if not always after trying to help someone. The person they help often ends up dying horribly too. Competently made. Some scenes may be a bit too shakey and choppily edited but filmmaking is mostly stable. The characters arent anything new but the first 40 min establishes thier relationships and how they are challenged amongst a grave disaster and see the evil of humanity unleashed. How they live and vire life has a decent affect on how twe recieve thier suffering later on. The humor is hit or miss. The tension and hopeless and paranoid fear is all there. Tho i didnt like how the final stretch briefly turns the movie into a hackneyed slasher movie for no reason, turning a sympathetic character into a mostly psycho maniac out of nowhere. A woman is raped twice, one offscreen and we hear her crying. A man trying to help her is doused in liquor and burned to death (gruesome charred corpse seen several times). The second is onscreen from behind the rapist. Shes then shot (blood pools) when she tries to get away after a man bloodily kills the rapist with an ax. A man is hit in chest ith an ax and has it pushed in bloodily. A man had his hands chopped off by a fallen shelf. His bloody stump seen several times before its wrapped up. The severed hand is kicked around alot. Many bloody bodies seen in debris including a baby in car seat. A man is pinned under debris and a fat thug sits on it to interrogate him. The characters are covered in blood throughout. A riot cop is set on fire with a molotov. A man is shot in chest. A person rises from a man hole and has thier face hit by a car. Thier bloody remains fall to floor. Metal pole stuck in leg and blood spurts as its pulled out. Grisly mumified babies are seen. Brief pot smoking. Pic of scrotum on phone.
age 18+

No.

No.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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