Year: 2016 Director: Dan Trachtenberg
A rare trip to the pictures for us this afternoon and to see a film that was released that day! Unheard of! But only because we are on holiday and what a pleasure it was.
Trailed as a ‘blood relative’ to the 2008 found footage film Cloverfield (which was OK in a cheesy, aren’t this people really annoying way) this is Dan Trachtenberg’s first directors job.
Basically a three-handed starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead & John Gallagher Jr with Goodman & Winstead (who generally lifts the films she appears in, see The Thing prequel) turning in top rate performances.
There isn’t much I can say about the plot except you will change your mind about the Goodman’s true nature and whether the world is as he says. There are three times we jumped out of our seats and the suspense is ratcheted up to breaking point in places.
Some may feel the final act is a massive gear change too far but we both bought into it and walked out with smiles on our faces.
This a brilliant movie with a great performances, superb direction and a gripping story.
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