What the absolute fuck was this shit?!
As soon as this started (I knew pretty much nothing about this one going in except Shyamalan directed it, so was anticipating the inevitable twist), I was worried I'd put in the wrong disc in error. I assumed I'd been given two annoying kids' shot on camcorder amateur, meandering holiday video instead, but no, I was unfortunately not mistaken.
I almost turned it off when the annoying boy-kid started rapping but insanity prevailed.…
A film where Ethan Hawke looks perpetually bored, angry and/or pissed off in some fashion or another. And who could blame him when all is said and done, as unfortunately his co-cast members are a complete wash-out of neurotic nobodies and overly made up 'creepy' kids that look like they've escaped the local leper colony.
Sinister also subscribes to the 'jump scare' school of film-making, which needs to be told in no uncertain terms that RANDOM LOUD NOISES ARE NOT…
Why I love this film so much:
- The Bat Copter!
- Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
- Dodgy Irish accented cop
- 'That' theme tune
- The Bat Boat!
- The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
- A ball point banana
- Jet-pack umbrellas
- "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
- 'Dehydrated' pirates.
- "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
- 'Re-hydrated' pirates
- The Bat Cycle!
- Cat in a dinghy
- Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
- Bat Centrifuge!
- Bat ropes!
In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.