September 27, 2012
Loud music does not a scary movie make
I went hoping for a good thrill, the biggest of which was revealed in the ads running on TV.
Seemed like the director thought that turning the lights down low on the characters and the music up really loud would make for scary. Did not work for me.
Thought the acting for the main characters was very good, but some of the minor characters seemed like relatives given some screen time.
There were several moments where one character or another behaved in an unbelievable way.
The ending was telegraphed well before we got to it, and the (spoiler alert ........) creature which resembled an infant Andy Serkis as Gollum clone, lacked any element of any kind which might have made it frightening. Might play better on a small screen.
And (more spoiler .....) the protracted scene with the thing coming from Clyde's mouth was just awful, and not in a good way. In a "what-were-you-thinking" way.
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