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Spoiler alert. Piece of shit! That's what Chernobyl Diaries is. Never before have I seen a film with so much potential turn out so damn bad. Here is this movie in a brief summary: dumbass teenagers go to Chernobyl, encounter mutants, and die one by one. If you thought that this movie was going to be sort of like Cloverfield or The Blair Witch Project with a first person camera point of view (Which is what I expected from a movie titled Chernobyl Diaries) well guess what: It's not! It is shot like a traditional movie (Which makes it a whole lot less scary) except whenever something intense is going on it goes all shaky, it gets so damn annoying really fast. There must've been one of those facilities from The Cabin In The Woods under Chernobyl pulling the strings (If you saw Cabin In The Woods you know what I'm talking about) because the main characters act so f***ing stupid that you can't wait for them to get eviscerated. First of all, of all the places in the world you could take a tour (Japan, Paris, London, etc.) why the hell would you go to Chernobyl?! Which is well known as one of the most dangerously radioactive places on planet Earth? It makes the movie so much harder to watch when your premise is so damn stupid. In the movie, when the main characters find out that their van's power cables have been cut, why don't they just walk to the military checkpoint that is only 5 miles away instead of hiding in the van like a bunch of idiots? How come the infamous reactor is in the center of the city when we all know that it isn't? How can the mutants still be alive when they've been exposed to lord knows how much radiation? Who are the mutants exactly? Are they former residents that stayed behind? Are they tourist who got trapped there? Why didn't these teens leave when they saw that all of the soliders at the checkpoint were heavily armed. Why, why, why, why, why?! In some movies like Cloverfield it is okay to leave questions unanswered as long as it fits into context with the plot (Real everyday people probably wouldn't know what the monster was and where it really came from. That helps build fear and tension to the movie) but here they set it up like there is going to be a real payoff in the end and then guess what: The movie ends! Hell, you hardly ever see the damn mutants at all. Whenever you do it is all blurred out and distorted, which just leads me to believe that they were just too cheap to hire a make-up artist (Though they blew cash on a fake cgi bear)The characters are what you expect , dumb annoying 20-something year olds you can't wait to see get torn apart. You'd be better off going to the real Chernobyl than watching this movie.