I thought the movie was well acted and directed, but the writing left a bit to be desired.
I thought the movie was well acted and directed, but the writing left a bit to be desired. All of fiction requires suspending disbelief, but this movie with its supernatural elements requires you to suspend a lot of disbelief. I'm okay with some things being open-ended, but the movie asks its viewers to try and come up with explanations for too many things the film never addresses. That's just lazy writing and an incoherent sum total of a film. I do think the idea is well enough played out on screen to be a memorable experience, even if you don't like the movie.
watching it now...halfway through looking like a C+ so far. Don't regret watching but wouldn't watch again. Dialogue spotty, one-note characters a bit cartoony and flat, story progression is a bit weird (their actions don't really make sense/seem plausible, don't buy that they could drive miles around town with just gps, or row a boat down a river blindfolded, )
Setting seems a bit wierd too...there are in a city of tens of thousands going nuts and yet once they are in the house everyone outside is gone in minutes? They also seem to settle in on their theory of what is going on pretty quickly and accept it with no real basis. Somehow they know the creature won't just break through the windows etc?
not terrible, just lots of distracting flaws. Watching 'A Quiet Place' was a much more immersive experience.
SDSU Aztec wrote:
I saw it last night and have a few questions:
Why didn't Sandra wig out like her sister did at the beginning of the movie?
How was the other pregnant lady able to just show up at the door while not wearing a blindfold? Was a homely actress chosen to make Sandra look good?
How could watching a video possibly have the same effect as being outside without a blindfold?
How did they find enough food to survive for five years?
How could Sandra fight a guy off while wearing a blindfold?
When did the "thing" start tricking people by imitating voices?
How is it possible to walk through woods and find the front door of a house while blindfolded?
What will be the source of food for the school of the blind?
Why was Sandra so rude to the kids and didn't even give them names until the end of the movie?
Note: Sandra is 26 years older than the actor that played "Tom" which should give her the cinema "Cougar of the Year" award.