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I have never felt a larger disconnect from critics than when it comes to "It comes at night". The film largely lacks the tension, the strong characters, or the depth that I have seen attributed by critics. I ultimately feel this movie was made out to be more than it is. I understand the movie is about fear and paranoia. That does not make it any more interesting or the title any less misleading. I feel the characters are adequate, but lack anything that makes them above average compared to similar movies. SPOILERS The audience still knows next to nothing about them by the end of the film, and their deaths hold no impact. The final standoff is tense, but is completely undermined by the fact everyone dies anyways. Yes humans panic in times of crisis, again it does not make the movie more interesting. It feels like cheaply manufactured tension with no pay off. Although well-made and fine-looking this was a very disappointing film.
Was thoroughly disappointed upon viewing this film. The story felt one that has already been told. This is largely due to the lack of any connection the audience feels to the relationship at the core of the movie between Brad Pitt and his character's father. It culminates in an ending that has no emotional impact because of this, and left a bad taste in my mouth. On the positive side the creepy, secretive thriller atmosphere works well at creating intrigue. Finally, the movie looks very good and the visual effects are consistently excellent. However, neither of these things could make up for the feeling that this story has been seen before or the unsatisfying narrative this movie portrays.
Incredible score and atmosphere, along with excellent direction and outstanding performances from Pattinson and Defoe make this a must-watch.
Incredibly slow first half and questionable narrative direction led to an unsatisfying experience.