Storage 24 (2012) starring Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock directed by Johannes Roberts Movie Review

Storage 24 (2012)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Noel Clarke in Storage 24 (2012)

Storage Hunter

Charlie (Noel Clarke) is still reeling from being dumped and with a friend by his side he heads to the storage facility where his ex Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) has their furniture stored in the hope of confronting her and getting answers as to what went wrong. They are not the only ones at the facility but none of them realise that the plane crash in Central London which has dominated the news has left them locked in there with something not of this planet intent on wiping them out.

Some may have heard of The Asylum, they are known for those late night sci-fi/ horror movies which suffer from bad dialogue, bad special effects and even worse movie titles. Why do I mention The Asylum, well I would have loved them to get their hands on Noel Clarke's script because then maybe the end result would have been entertaining rather than low budget tedium. In fact I have watched movies which have come out of The Asylum with a lot more atmosphere than this serves up when this by nature should be much more atmospheric.

Now in fairness I like Clarke's script from the military plane crashing down to the location of the storage facility it may be familiar but it has potential especially the storage facility with its maze of repetitive looking corridors. The trouble is that the characters end up so annoying that there is not a single one you want to survive, there is zero compassion for any of them which is partly down to director Johannes Roberts tendency to film them in close up all the time. In the end the characters become so annoying with their issues with each other that the whole danger they are in doesn't seem important.

What this all boils down to is that "Storage 24" is a good idea for a movie but one which ends up lacking everything from characters to champion through to atmosphere. The most annoying this is that the potential is clear to see but the end result is nowhere near as good as it could have been.