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Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Shyamalan produces The Visit through his Blinding Edge Pictures, while Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions alongside Marc Bienstock (Quarantine 2: Terminal). Steven Schneider (Insidious) and Ashwin Rajan (Devil) executive produce the thriller.
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I watched the trailer and thought oh cool, as I love scary, edge of your seat movies. I bought the digital version and watched it carefully.
M. Night Shyamalan did not let me down!
I do not want to give away too much but give you a taste:
2 children area allowed to go visit their grandparents that they have never met. Their mother had left when she was young after a fight over her boyfriend (soon to be husband ) took place.
Years later the kids go to visit and although things seem OK at first and a lot of their strange behavior is believed to just be part of growing old...soon They discover there is more to grandma and grandpa..( I do not want to give away too much there)
Points of interest: There are a lot of references to other movies made, and if you are like me a movie freak, you will catch them. If you use the digital download and stream it, Amazon offers links and snippets of FYI as the movie goes.
This was (Olivia DeJonge) Becca's first time in a major role, not sure if she really ever acted before in anything. But I know M. Night Shyamalan said she was his star when he first met her.
Con: There is a lot of humor in the film and not all of it really adds to the mood. I understand trying to keep it lighter but at some points it sort of took away the immersion of the film's feeling.
Some continuity issues with weather but then again I am sort of a stickler for details.
While I understand her letting her kids go to the grandparents I can not imagine not checking with them to make sure they made it and things were ok, (the grandparents). As a mother I would never send my children anywhere without dotting every I and crossing every T.
I was left with a few questions but I can live with them I suppose.
Pros: Not all the best scenes were not in the trailer. Some of the scenes shown in trailer were not what I suspected. There was a twist I was not expecting and as an avid movie freak that is always a plus.
Over all I enjoyed it and can over look the few annoying things. Normally I would buy a disk so I could watch it over but I think this one once is enough not much to discover that I have not already seen in the first viewing.
Not his best film but I appreciated what he tried to bring to the screen and I was entertained- So 3 stars from me
Disclosure: I Have NOT received this product on a promotional discount for my honest review, I am not asked or promoted to give a positive review. Just know you may or may not agree with me. The reason for this disclosure is 1 honesty and 2 it is in required by the Federal Trade Commissions Guidelines on Testimony and Advertising.