Fantastic theater experience. Total blast of a movie. If you’re gonna make a 3 hour action movie, it should look like this. Not a second of downtime
On rewatch, less grippingly scary but the admirably cold beating heart of the movie is clearer. The way the kids build a space for themselves, while the monster destroys their home and eventually the safe space of the television’s glow. The limits of Kaylee’s protectiveness and maturity exposed when her brother asks her for things she can’t or won’t provide. Lots of horror doesn’t go there because seeing kids in real danger—victims of evil—is a bad feeling for a genre…
agonizing first 3 quarters. a lot of jokes cant save the movie from feeling utterly humorless. needledrops as scaffolding to make up for a lack of tension or personality.
massively disagree with people saying mia gives a good performance. it's not her fault. her character sucks so bad.
fugly as sin.
the final third, where the movie delivers on its promise of slasher fare, it’s hard not to feel like the movie really just wants to wrap it up…
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really frustrating and lame. all the horror scenes feel like theyre conceived by a middle schooler.
movie feels like it spends the entire runtime about to get going. none of the characters interact with one another! you’re introduced to various personalities and they never get a chance to bounce off each other. feels like a dark pictures anthology game and every character had the opportunity to die earlier on so they’re just vague presences, standing somewhat in frame.