posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 10:41 AM
You have to sit all the way through the LONG credits, then you'll hear the "It's still alive" bit...
I thought it was "ok", but with a really sucky ending.... If it was then put into context (such as a talk show with the survivors of the incident,
and a little more explanation as to what it was, why it decided to rampage New York, etc.,) it would have been more acceptable to mainstream
Most people coming out of the theater did NOT like the movie at all, and some felt sick due to the POV filming. Personally, I think he could have gone
with a compromise of a mix of professional and POV and achieved the same feel, without the motion sickness....
Story-wise, I felt myself WANTING the characters to die, because they were complete idiots... After 911, what fool is going to go into a slanting
building (even before 911, but after seeing EXACTLY what happens as a building falls, no chance)... What about the one girl? She had almost no
attachment to Beth, or the others....so she should have booked early on.
And sorry, but after my girl pops open (camera man's crush), I think I'm going to stay with the dudes with the military hardware, and see if I can
get out, thank you very much....
MEGA SPOILER ALERT!!!
Then, what's the point of the big rescue, when they STILL get toasted in the end? This one point pretty much made the audience feel cheated, because
if any actually DID get attached to the characters, it then made their struggle completely pointless...aside from documentation, which pretty much was
all over the news anyhow, so no mega contribution there...
I doubt there will be a sequel, because it's unlikely anyone will greenlight it...though they did do a few to Blair Witch, so who knows? (I actually
liked Blair Witch though, but only because I saw the SciFi hype show about it, which made it feel real, then saw the movie right afterwards, and
before knowing it was fake). The idea of it being real is what made Blair Witch work, which doesn't work for this movie.