Quarantine 2: Terminal

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Quarantine 2: Terminal
Quarantine2Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Pogue
Produced byDoug Davison
Roy Lee
Sergio Aguero
Marc Brienstock
Screenplay byJohn Pogue
StarringMercedes Mason
Josh Cooke
Mattie Liptak
Ignacio Serricchio
Noree Victoria
Bre Blair
Lamar Stewart
CinematographyMatthew Irving
Edited byWilliam Yeh
Production
company
Third Street Pictures
RCR Media Group
Stage 6 films
Vertigo Entertainment
Andale Pictures
Distributed bySony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
  • June 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) (limited release)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Quarantine 2: Terminal is a 2011 American horror film and a sequel to the 2008 film, Quarantine.[1] It was written and directed by John Pogue and produced by Marc Brienstock. The film stars Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke and Mattie Liptak and revolves around a mutated rabies infection outbreak in a quarantined airport and taking place the same night and nearly same time as the events of the first film.

Although the first film of the franchise was a remake of the Spanish film REC, Quarantine 2 has no relation to any of the REC films and has an entirely different plot and setting.[2]

Plot[edit]

On a flight from Los Angeles to Nashville, passenger Ralph Bundt becomes violent and attempts to enter the cockpit. Ralph has been bitten by a lab rat, brought onto the plane by Henry. Ralph bites flight attendant Paula on the face, to the horror of her colleague Jenny. Captain Forrest and First Officer Willsy land the plane at the nearest (unnamed) city. Disobeying orders, they pull up to a jetway operated by baggage handler Ed Ramirez. Everyone flees the plane, except for elderly couple Bev and Doc Stevens and the pilots, who try to contain Ralph in a bathroom. They passengers find that they have been locked out of the terminal, which is quickly surrounded by armed soldiers and CDC scientists.

Passenger Shilah reveals she has a medical kit in her bag in the cargo hold. Jenny, Henry, Ed, Niall, and Preston go to retrieve it. Preston gets Doc off the plane, while the others retrieve Shilah's kit and Niall's handgun. Jenny is attacked by an infected Captain Forrest and Niall shoots and kills him, but is splattered by the captain's blood. Leaving the plane, they find Preston's body, and avoid an infected Bev.

Rejoining the others, the group deduces that the infection is probably a form of rabies spread through bites. When Doc is bitten by an infected rat, they lock him and Paula away. George, an unaccompanied minor, tells the others that Henry brought the rats onto the plane. As Henry tells Jenny that George is just confused, they are attacked by the escaped Ralph, but kill him with the help of Ed and Shilah.

Four heavily armed officers arrive to administer drugs to the group, but also release the infected passengers from their confinement. Passenger Louise Treadwell is bitten by her infected cat, while the infected Doc bites one of the officers. After shooting Doc, the officers and a passenger named Hvorst attempt to evacuate but are shot and killed by personnel outside the doors, leaving Hvorst's partner, Nicca, distraught. Ed drags one surviving officer back inside. Niall, fully infected, attacks his wife Susan, as the others shut themselves inside an airport catering truck. The group question the wounded officer, who reveals that he does not represent the CDC but rather the Department of Homeland Security. He tells them about a quarantined building in Los Angeles that housed a lab for a group of bioterrorists and confirms that the drugs are only experimental antidotes. The wounded officer then kills himself. Just as Ed suggests escaping through an old drainage tunnel beneath the terminal, Willsy appears on the roof of the truck; George raise the truck and crushes Willsy.

The survivors access the tunnel, though Nicca is attacked and dragged away. Jenny kills an attacking Paula. While searching for directions to the tunnel, the group is attacked by Niall and Susan. Henry kills them, but he is bitten. George confronts him with suspicious evidence concerning viruses that he found in Henry's briefcase, to which Henry admits being part of the terrorist cell at the apartment building, who have planned a worldwide plague to cull the human population. Henry shoots and kills Ed, administers himself with the trial antidote, then kidnaps George to use him as a human shield.

Shilah reveals to Jenny that she has been bitten, then allows herself to be attacked by the infected so Jenny can escape. Jenny finds George near the tunnel, where he tells her the antidote has failed and that Henry is mutating into a rat-like humanoid. Henry appears, wearing thermal vision goggles, and attacks; George and Jenny are able to kill him.

As Jenny and George crawl through the dark tunnel, the thermal goggles allow George to see that she has been bitten. When George's small body allows him to exit through the vertical bars at the end of the tunnel, finally emerging beyond the perimeter of the airport, Jenny suddenly appears at the barred exit, with full signs of infection. George throws the goggles to the ground and leave the trapped Jenny.

Through the thermal vision goggles, Louise's infected cat is seen walking past, headed towards the Luxor Las Vegas hotel, just beyond the edge of McCarran International Airport.

Cast[edit]

  • Mercedes Mason as Jenny
  • Mattie Liptak as George
  • Josh Cooke as Henry
  • Noree Victoria as Shilah Washington
  • Ignacio Serricchio as Ed Ramirez
  • Phillip Devona as Niall Britz
  • Julie Gribble as Susan Britz
  • Tyler Kunkle as Hvorst
  • Erin Aine Smith as Nicca
  • Sandra Lafferty as Louise Tredwell
  • Lamar Stewart as Preston
  • Tom Thon as Doc Stevens
  • Lynn Cole as Bev Stevens
  • Bre Blair as Paula
  • George Back as Ralph Bundt
  • John Curran as Captain Forrest
  • Andrew Benator as Willsy
  • Jason Benjamin as CDC #1
  • Beau Turpin as CDC #2
  • Neko Parham as CDC #3
  • Judd Lormand as Sylvester
  • Blake Mason as Lee Blake

Production and release[edit]

Quarantine 2: Terminal was produced by Three Street Pictures and RCR Media Group and distributed by Sony Pictures for the worldwide launch and DVD release in Australia. The film was shot in Griffin, Georgia.

The film was showcased at the Gérardmer Film Festival in France. Sony Pictures released the DVD in Australia. The film was given a limited release in theaters on June 17, 2011.[3] The DVD was released on August 2, 2011 in the United States.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received a score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on seven reviews.[4]

Some critics have positively received the film's use of special effects and the scares, but have criticized the lack of character development and originality.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quarantine 2: Terminal". About. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Quarantine 2: Terminal More than Just a Remake of [REC] 2". Dread Central. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Quarantine 2 Theater Listing Rolls Out". Dread Central. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Quarantine 2: Terminal DVD Review". IGN. Retrieved August 10, 2013.

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