Taking place in Chile, Nicolas Lopez's Aftershock follows a group of tourists visiting the area. They are there to get inebriated and have a good time, which leads them to a trendy, underground nightclub. When a massive earthquake hits, the group is left struggling to find their way out of the rubble, soon realizing that the surface provides little solace from this living nightmare. Aftershock is the latest horror film from the mind of Eli Roth and like most of his work it's generic, silly, and void of creativity. All of the characters in Aftershock are bland and uninteresting, from Roth's nerdy character to the generic attractive female characters who only exist in the story to provide eye candy. The earthquake is really just the backdrop of Aftershock with much of the horror coming courtesy of prisoners who've escaped because of the earthquake. Even the violence in Aftershock provides little excitement with much of it being uninspired and un- interesting. You don't care at all about the fate of the characters in Aftershock, often wishing for their deaths, with the only positive being the realization that with each death you are one step closer to the end of this film. The filmmakers of Aftershock have spent a lot of time publicizing how proud they were to break the studio model in delivering a film like this to the masses but unfortunately the film looks very cheap and unauthentic. This particularly stands out in the production and set design that looks fake and unnatural at times. Aftershock is a boring and uninteresting horror film full of stupid character motivations, making it hard to find much to be interested in.
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