The first act is so fucking cool and scary and weird. I spent the rest of the movie's runtime thinking about how much CREEPiER it could've been if it kept a bit more of the horror in the shadows.
Saw this again within 48 hours of seeing it the first time and yeah, this is M. Night's best since Signs easily. Suspenseful as hell, shockingly emotionally potent, and all three of the leads are fantastic. Honestly it pisses me off so much people are going to forget about James McAvoy in this in a few months. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I don't think I've ever had the first new movie of the year I see be good, let alone GREAT and one of its director's best works.
Someone in my theater screening said "Well that guy was an asshole" when the credits rolled and then immediately proceeded to turn on his iPhone. I don't know, man. Something about that image is still fucking with me.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
sort of a play-by-play, written commentary thing here. I did watch the whole thing interrupted before diving back into it, fyi.
1. "sometimes I forget I even own a vagina"
2. what is that opening, you idiot? good for you, james. you got a model. or did you even? kinda looks like stock footage. idk she's hot. I thought about masturbating to her at some point.
2.1. that was a really abrupt scene end/musical cut
2.2. the main girl…