I figured most of didn’t go out and see this, but now that it’s on DVD, we might as well trash it.
Honestly, it’s worth a rental just to see how bad it is. You can bring pals over to MST3K the thing for fun, so at least you can get something for your money. I’m still floored by the fact that M. Night keeps getting money to make more films, even though each one he makes lately is far worse than the last. He writes dialogue that no human being would ever say.
Various complaints and open spoilers abound below:
The construction worker at the beginning sees someone fall and says, “McKenzie fell!” It’s more likely he would have said, “Oh shit!” or “McKenzie!!” Then he and his pals approach the fallen man and he says “Give him some room.” They’re already a few feet away!
Markie W. says things like “duh” and “Bro” to his pal John Leguizamo, making them sound more like preteens than adults.
Several characters have the names Joey, Jess, Julian, Jerry, and Josh. Lazy writing.
John L. is totally wasted in his tiny role. What’s he doing sitting down on the pavement after the car crashes? And if there were several people in that car and he survived the crash into the tree, why didn’t anyone else exit the car?
Zooey D. comes off as a whiny, neurotic dork. But then, so does Markie.
The small girl is wasted in her role as well.
When the woman was watching the lion attack on video, she wondered aloud what kinds of terrorists these were. This made me laugh. How could I not?
Mrs. Jones whacks the small girl on the hand for no good reason and the adults say nothing about this. Why?
Why was the family in Florida huddling in the bathtub? Nobody said anything about a hurricane.
When the train reaches Filbert, everyone on the train can see the sign on the station. A minute later, Markie asks the conductor where they are. Wasn’t he just looking right at the sign?
The scientist at the end was really hyper-goofy.
I could go on, but I’ve made the point. So come on in and join the bashing.