Area 51 (2015)

That is NOT how you sneak around a top secret military base, you noisy fuckers!

Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government’s secret location rumoured to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

I totally get why Area 51 has been sitting on a shelf for 5 years… From the director of one of my biggest guilty pleasures, Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli decides to follow it up with this? Really? It felt like two very different filmmakers made these movies. PA created such fear and tension in a single frame, so much so it resurrected the found footage genre into the twenty first century. Area 51 is… well… crap.

There are so many flaws with Area 51 I don’t know where to start. It is visually unsatisfying, poorly acted and narratively disjointed. The majority of the film is spent in a very boring build up of the break in and the characters themselves aren’t the slightest bit interesting nor are they even likeable or provide any motives for their lame break in. It all falls apart even more so with outdated action sequences of night vision and shaky cam.

The scariest thing about Area 51 was the severe lack of security that joint has!

2.0 / 10

“Something is pulling me towards the base” 


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