Bottom line is, I liked this movie! There I said it. ð~
Perhaps it's just me, perhaps it's the reason the film is so scary, but I found the sound levels flutuate too much. I had to have the volume high to hear the conversations but then it was too loud during those sudden bursts. Too extreme, you hear me, too extreme. I've seen this problem in films before and have always diliked it.
Basically, this film features no name actors, which didn't seem to matter much, except when it came to Skye Bartusiak (Fanny). This little girl brought no energy to the film and she looked like she was, well, acting.
As for the final twenty mintues, once the action got really rolling the special effects were utilized often and the poor quality stood out. That old CG reality mix. What should've been a great film unfortunately was weakened by simple problems (I can live with Bartusiak). Ok, perhaps FX, financially and in 05, are not a simple problem. I do not regret spending the money though as I spent more time watching the corner, rather than the middle, of the screen.
The defeating of the Boogeyman is so lame and there's awkward teloportation between random closets and the bottom of beds, I have no clue. I just wanted to movie to be over and there was a zero body count officially by the end of the film, because no possible death could really be confirmed.