So yesterday I took the kids to see this much talked about movie, written, produced and directed by none other than the genius that is M Night Shyamalan.
My one word review? Disappointing!
The storyline was disjointed, the dramatic pauses way over the top, the soundtrack poor and the special effects so below par that I wondered why he'd even bothered. There were so many ways he could have taken but he chose to strike somewhere between Harry Potter and Narnia with a very sad result.
As for the dialogue - I've never heard such weak dialogue in my entire movie going life. The weakest by far was "let your emotions flow [dramatic pause] like water" Whaaaa? Come on, my 8-year old can do so much better!
Even though I tried very hard to persevere, it said it all really when my 5-year old took off the 3D glasses I paid an extra 2 quid for, turned to me and said, 'Mummy, can I sleep?'
I patted his head and said, 'Go right ahead, sweeheart, I'll wake you when it's finished'.
As for the group of six teenagers who decided to hold a farting contest to alleviate their boredom, I say, what goes around comes around!
One thing I know is I won't be paying £24,95 to watch the sequel (which seems very likely if the last very, very telling scene is anything to go by!). I think I'm more disappointed since I normally like M Night's work.
So, anyone else seen this yet? What did you think?