Movie had a lot of hype, but was just OK. Seemed to start out decent but fell apart half way through. Too many subplots I think, take away the alien and it would have been better. Had a lot of cliches and spots where the kids 'personalities' were obviously forced (going for a Goonies/Sandlot feel but coming up short). The train wreck part was stupid and completely over the top (it's like they stuck the kids in Nam for a minute or two), the guy surviving in the truck afterwards actually made me mad, so stupid. The part where all the tanks and stuff are malfunctioning in the neighborhood was stupid too...the military personnel are just randomly spraying their rifles around like retards. I didn't get why the dogs all fled but all the other animals didn't. The part where the main kid stood up to the alien to protect the blond chick was cheesy. The necklace floating away at the end symbolizing that everyone has to let go sooner or later was cheesier.
I kept thinking that the kids would use that camera to film a different kind of movie once fatty recruited that low income, badly fathered blond chick.
Last edited by RetardedChimp; 09-17-2012 at 09:48 AM.