A predictable script where the "big reveal" is more a let down then that amazed feeling. Ron Perlman, you are amazing, your roll was perfect for you, and I thank you for carrying this movie. The effects were decent (minus the wolves) and the history of the film was dead on (minus the lack of storyline for some of the characters) just overall it was a bit of a fail.
I can't... I just can't. I love Adam Sandler, I really do. But this movie should never have been made. Ever. The casting was amazing, the amount of people in the movie just for being in the movie earned them the half star I gave them. The delivery of the jokes through the editing was so choppy that there was nowhere to laugh, nowhere to take in what just happened, and was so jumpy that any humor that you could dig out of this film was robbed from you by trying to adjust what is happening next. This has made me sad, and no "jalapenos" could ever rescue this knockout.
They did a great job in connecting the two films together to tell a grand story within the world of the film. The cast were all likeable characters but I wished they had more of a overall horror feel. The movie was a little slow-paced and needed a few more shocking and scary scenes to really make it satisfying.
For the budget and the experience of the actors the delivery of this film was very well put together. Paced well and very "real." Nothing delivered seemed out of place in the world of the film. The characters stay true to themselves and each other throughout the film and definitely one of the more memorable horror movies that has come out in awhile.
Extremely difficult to get through. The parts where you want to be rewarded and some of the mystery be solved are robbed by less than thriller moments that seem more parody the actual thriller or horror. The acting is amazing and the director did an amazing job in guiding Dafoe and Gainsbourg into completely fulfilling their characters roles. However, the writing of the dialogue and how slowly paced this movie is really took a damper in the actual viewing, I sat through the movie just waiting for it to end.