October 19, 2012
If you're at all a fan of horror movies, you'll be bored by this one.
All the scary moments are either already in the trailer or in one of the short super 8 film clips Ethan Hawke's character finds. (I will, however, give mad props for the lawnmower scene. That was pretty good) However, the rest of the movie pans out ultra predictably. Creepy kids? Check. Loud noises? Check. Unshakeable evil? Check. We saw the "twist" coming a mile away. I started fighting sleep the last 20 minutes of the movie. The ending was rather anticlimatic.
It has a lot of potential (Again, the lawnmower scene and super 8 films were unsettling) but it just doesn't live up to the hype. Horror movie buffs will be frightfully bored, but some teenage girls in our theater seemed to enjoy it. So, if you're a teenager, go see this movie. You might be able to scare your friends. Otherwise, save yourself the money.
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