(*** 3) Tough to review, I liked the story, possibly natural disaster (I like natural disaster movies), possibly alien invasion (I like alien movies). I had a hard time watching it, they (directors/producers - the creators of the TV shows Lost and Alias) used a hand held - home movie way of making this. The jerky motion made me want to turn away from watching (it was giving me a headache). The perspective of the camera left a lot of action to the viewers imagination. I really wanted to like this movie, I would have liked this movie a lot more if it had been filmed differently.
How I got to the rating of this difficult to review movie …..Enjoyed the story, the casting, and the acting enough that I should give it a 4 Star rating, but I had a large problem with the choice of production style, enough that I would have given it a 2 Star rating. I think we can compromise and go with the 3 Stars. I still have reservations and don’t know if it is enough to actually recommend this movie to anyone, I wouldn’t recommend to anyone I know but some may like the ‘reality’ feel that this kind of filming has.
Jan 16, 2009