Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I actually enjoyed this movie quite a bit, in a way. I’m not a fan of jiggly hand-held camera work, but I AM a fan of spooky creatures that are hinted at more than shown. Whoever was on the special effects team did a bang-up job with the monsters and the city in general. Seeing New York completely decimated on screen was actually pretty nauseating – it’s one of those movies that leaves a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach, even while you’re reminding yourself that it’s completely fake. Some people might want to skip it for that reason alone. A lot of the scenes have the nailbiting intensity of a really scary X-Files episode – particularly when the protagonists (who make an endless series of really retarded decisions) decide to walk through the train tunnels. So it’s definitely worth watching for a good scare without too much gore… especially if you catch it at the budget theater.


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