'Chernobyl Diaries' -- 1/2 star

<b>R; 1:28 running time</b><br><br>
A group of unlikable 20-somethings (including Chicago native Jonathan Sadowski, singer Jesse McCartney and Devin Kelley of "The Chicago Code") move from outcome A to B when they can't resist the chance to tour, wait, what's Chernobyl again? "Isn't that where the nuclear disaster happened?" one of them asks. Yes it is, but lest the notion of turning the site of real-life tragedy into a generic horror movie seems offensive, "Chernobyl Diaries" mostly takes place in the evacuated town of Pripyat right next to the power plant. So that's totally in good taste. -- Matt Pais<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/art/redeye-movie-review-chernobyl-diaries-20120522,0,4126361.column>"Chernobyl Diaries" movie review</a>

( May 25, 2012 )

R; 1:28 running time

A group of unlikable 20-somethings (including Chicago native Jonathan Sadowski, singer Jesse McCartney and Devin Kelley of "The Chicago Code") move from outcome A to B when they can't resist the chance to tour, wait, what's Chernobyl again? "Isn't that where the nuclear disaster happened?" one of them asks. Yes it is, but lest the notion of turning the site of real-life tragedy into a generic horror movie seems offensive, "Chernobyl Diaries" mostly takes place in the evacuated town of Pripyat right next to the power plant. So that's totally in good taste. -- Matt Pais

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