The Strain – 1st cycle (2014)
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
J. Miles Dale
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy , Natalie Brown, Miguel Gómez, Ben Hyland, Max Charles, Joaquín Cosio, Robin Atkin Downes, Roger R. Cross, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet
Interesting variety of characters.
Impressive special effects.
Large dead spaces in plot.
Disappointing finale with lack of realism.
Scattered "amerikanies" in script and dialogues.
The Strain The horror series is us production, which is based on the eponymous trilogy of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Aired by FX from July 13 until October 5 to 13 episodes, while already has announced the 2nd season episodes for 2015. This is a series, around which has developed big hype and high expectations, because players and books. To see if the series satisfy these expectations!
The dynamic start of the series takes place at JFK airport, where the flight from Munich lands, no sign of life from the plane. Immediately alarm and the Police together with Epidemiologists are investigating the site, trying to understand what has happened. Opening the door of the plane, greeted all passengers and crew with no sign of life … or maybe not?
What follows is a dramatic showdown between a group eteroklitis individuals and aimodipswn vampires, in various parts of the city. Behind the vampires, lurks an even greater evil threatening humanity. The group will be able to reach the source of evil and save the New York and the world?
The series begins with an original concept and with kaloplasmenoys characters – protagonists. The epidemiologist Ef (flesh by Corey Stoll, known for his involvement in Midnight in Paris, The Bourne Legacy), the elderly pawnbroker Setrakian (Game of Thrones), a rodent exterminator (Kevin Durand), an anarchist hackers (Ruta Gedmintas) and some even form the team that will face the dark threat that emerged through the transatlantic flight.
The name Palmer Eldritch (Jonathan Hyde) is derived from the novel by Philip K. Dick's "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch". There the protagonist replaces three organs of his body.
There are several moments of intense action and violence, as well as emotionally charged scenes with heroes being forced to bid farewell to their nearby persons who either died or became infected by the epidemic. Special mention should be made in flash backs of Setrakian, which carry us in camps of WWII. This touch of Nazi mysticism infuses the series, providing useful information about the origin of the threat.
The opposite of sensational series authority, there has been a downturn in acceding to the finale. We find dead spaces and perhaps slow evolution, and unrealistic statements/reactions. Some battles, such as the final, is unnecessarily procheiroftiagmenes and not convincing with anything! OK, it is understandable that they want to keep alive the interest in subsequent cycles. However, we should have done a better job in plausibility and performing action scenes.
The series so far is remarkable, but in no way meets the expectations that were built around it. Recommended vampire fanatics, fantasy element that nurtures the presumably Guillermo del Toro, and zombie lovers! I hope in an improved second cycle.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!