Busy with CGI to hide the emptiness where the emotional core should be. Even the mechanics of getting a man from mere mortal to demigod-in-a-cape are rote.
Disjointed, incohesive, and psychologically ridiculous. And actually repulsive on multiple levels in ways that the first film was not.
Worth a look for Ethan Hawke’s crankily intriguing performance as a writer who places himself in a creative pressure cooker of a situation, but not for much else.
Someone took the concept of “found footage” to the next step. Or backwards a decade and a half to 8MM…
When the aliens come, and they want to blow us out of the galaxy for being such a waste of organic chemistry, this movie will be among their evidence against us.
All this weekend! 5 movies I’m psyched for in December and 5 reasons why. No. 2: The Day the Earth Stood Still [opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on December 12]. 1. I’m feeling kinda starved for grownup science fiction lately. There’s been a few films this year that are arguably SF: Iron Man … more…
It’s Law and Order meets The Exorcist, a sorta rational, down-to-earth jest-the-facts-ma’am attitude mixed with screaming howling insect-eating demonic possession kinda thing.