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It will keep you up all night...mentally rewriting it into a better story!
on June 29, 2016
This was SO disappointing! Overall okay and better than many films, but what really makes this one stand out and what will keep most people up at night is not the very few and far between scares...it is the vast multitude of missed opportunities to make a good, cohesive, and compelling story. I personally will probably be up for a while thinking of the half dozen or more places where this story could have gone right. In the end, we have a predictable, boring, slow paced film. The acting and effects are good, but there is no depth to the story. The family members never engage in any form of logical, problem solving about their situation-let alone any existential self-exploration which anyone in such circumstances would logically find themselves compelled to conduct. I see this film as just one long, unexciting misfire.
Oh, and for the love of common sense-get that girl a pen and paper! How did that not occur to anyone?! Or even write in the dirt?! Really, no one thought of that?!