WOW.. this was truly a huge turd of a movie. I really am tired of walking out of the theatre feeling like I just got mugged and raped at the same time. I mean, at least buy me dinner dammit!!
Seriously though.. in the first five minutes they show the main character(the little girl) holding a camera that I haven't seen since 1989!! I figured, oh well.. this is a remake of a 1970's movie so it's based in the 70's... then they show a 2011 BMW not even 5 minutes later!!
I knew I was in for a story full of holes that anyone would notice, but this was just a sad joke. There are too many scenes where people show up out of nowhere and other scenes where people that you expect to be there are absent for no reason whatsoever. I honestly felt insulted. Does Hollywood think that we are all brain-dead??
Don't answer that..
Lastly.. WHY THE R RATING?! F#$% YOU HOLLYWOOD!!!!
A blatant ripoff of a film. They produced all kinds of documentaries leading up to the film in order to make you believe that the events in the movie actually happened. I think these d-bags should be sued for all the money they made off of this film. They lied to the public and made a killing based on that lie. The only reason I even paid to see this film was because one of my friends told me everything was real and was literally pale after he came back from seeing it. He made me sit through a couple of documentaries that seemed authentic. Well, the movie was not frightening nor compelling, but I found it creepy that we were actually watching their last moments.. then I see them appear at some award show to accept their reward. They lied people.. they f'n lied. I was a gullible 19 yr old back then, but I felt cheated and I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
This movie is why I will never understand why the HELL movies win awards. How is thia a good movie??? How is it funny??? This movie was an in-flight movie for god's sake!! Since when do they show good movies on an air plane??? This was one of the worst films that I have ever seen. A family member dies and they decide that a stupid peagant is more important??!! This is great material for all those terrible parents that put their little girls into beauty peagants at 4 years old! DISGUSTING!!!
I don't see why this movie is getting so many negative reviews. Yes, I did see the plot twist coming a mile away, but that was mostly because they described the movie as "full of plot twists". I HATE when they do that because I find myself trying to figure it out from the very first minute. I usually get pretty damn close too.
In summary, The movie did not feel like it dragged too long and had it's powerful moments. There were many clues leading up to the truth, but it was not so in your face that someone who had never seen the previews or adds would have figured it out in the first 10 minutes like I did. It deserves a "fresh" rating IMHO.
An excellent film! I've seen some reviewers over analyze the film and say it's too "dark".. apparently they haven't seen the older Disney films/stories. This movie was an emotional roller coaster, plain and simple. A+++