— by ROB COX —
“Carriers” is either an ill-treated gem we’re mostly not seeing at the multiplex, or a stinker worthy of its blink-and-you-miss-it limited theatrical run.
Chances are, Paramount Vantage will do the DVD release with little or no publicity. Either way, such treatment is somewhat surprising considering that the film’s star, Chris Pine (James T. Kirk in “Star Trek”), is hot right now.
From the trailer, the film looks potentially creepy and involving; and the handful of reviews I’ve seen have been mostly positive.
As of this writing, no DVD release has been set. It’s probably best to forget about catching “Carriers” at your local theater, though; you’re probably more likely to catch swine flu first.
The DVD will likely hit rental and store shelves sometime before the end of 2009.