Let me start off by saying, I give this 3/5 rating, but just BARELY.
It does have some good elements to it however. It's theme of humans faced with disaster, and the places in which they turn may be common, but still powerful nonetheless. So in that regard, this film is a success.
Darabonts direction also saves the movie from falling into the "clunker" sub-genre of horror. Although it certainly isn't as scary as it could or should be.
However, some of the performances as well as a bit of dialogue are less than impressive, and even less so is the animation. Which is, to say the least, corny.
Overall this is a SUPER downer movie, it's not scary but it is politically intelligent, which make up for most of its mistakes. Not bad, but it's not one that I'd ever recommend to anyone of the horror genre.