The Fields Reviews
This movie is interesting in that all of the 'horror' happens off screen, not even seen or even directly referenced. However, it is more from the point of view of this young boy and his handling of it, and trying to understand it. At the same time Charles Manson has just been caught and the media is having a hayday, which of course adds to the paranoia and fear of this boy.
The story was good overall, and acting pretty decent.
Trying to show it from the child main character's perspective was a good move, but they really didn't have enough story here for the actors or editor to work with. The acting, by the way, is actually not that bad, and special attention should be paid to the grandparents of our protagonist, both of whom are actually pretty good. Tara Reid and Faust Checo are both forgettable as his neglectful parents and Brian Anthony Wilson is not too bad for the short time he's on screen. That being said, nothing can make up for just the sheer boredom that this movie creates, and the ending shot with the CG stick flying into the camera is laughable. I'll give this 2.5 stars (and that's being generous!) because it's heart is in the right place and it has good aspects to it, but overall this thriller leaves a lot to be desired.