Do Movies Reflect Real LIfe?

Posted on Jun 28 2012 - 10:08am by Winnie Hsiu

As managers and owners of self storage facilities, you face myriads of problems day-in and day-out: lackluster performing employees, renters who are late with their payments, unhappy customers. However, you are probably never locked inside your own facility being chased by a voracious alien predator. At least I don’t think you have!

You’ve probably heard about the movie Storage 24. It’s far different from the Storage Wars television program. Storage 24 is a movie where a military cargo plane crashes over London. Its highly classified contents are strewn across the city.

Totally unaware of what happened, a couple is at their storage unit. After a recent break-up, they are there to divide up their possessions. Suddenly, the power goes off. They are trapped in a dark maze of corridors with a vicious predator stalking and hunting them down and it’s out for blood.

The director is Johannes Roberts. Noel Clarke, Laura Haddock, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and Colin O’Donoghue star in the movie. It’s witty and fast paced and quite a change from the type of movies that have been released so far this year.

So, does this movie reflect real life?  Yes, there are large self storage units in large cities. Yes, couples do break off their relationships and have to divide their belongings that they have in their storage unit. Yes, at times, the power does go off at storage facilities. But that’s about as far as the likeness goes. Thanks goodness.

Some movie reviewers have given the movie 7 out of 10 stars. Others have given it 9 out of 10 stars. If you’re like my husband, the movies or television shows based on his profession (medical) hold little appeal to him since he daily works in those types of situations. On the other hand, if you don’t mind watching movies about your profession and that movie has a science fiction twist to it, you might want to see Storage 24.

This show is coming out this weekend in London. It won’t be long until it is shown in local theaters throughout the United States. If you find bloody, gory, science fiction movies that take place in storage facilities appealing, you might want to see this movie.

When you do see it, I predict that you’ll leave the theater grateful that the problems you face on a daily basis are not at all like the problems that the actors in the movie faced!

Sources Used:

“Storage 24 and Joyful Noise.” Oxford Times; 27 June 2012.

“Movie Review: Storage 24” Starburst Magazine; 25 June 2012