A 2011 American science fiction film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film, stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle Chandler. It tells the story of a group of children who are filming their own movie for a competition when a train derails, releasing ‘something’ into their town.
The movie started off entertaining, but my focus faded slowly towards the end. The group of children were the heart of the story and they were what kept the movie going. I had a hard time watching it because I was trying to figure out what was going on. In my opinion, I shouldn’t be spending my time trying to figure out what the movie is about. I mean I understand the idea of trying to keep the audience in suspense but this was way too much. Obviously I understood that there was something let loose that was confidential and it’s not hard to figure out that it’s probably an alien or something. But the story was just dragged far enough to lose my interest.
The only thing about the movie that I liked were the kids and how they interacted with each other. For some odd reason they reminded me of the Goonies. Other than that, it’s just a typical sci-fi movie, nothing original or creative about it.
I rate this movie 6/10.