What an awful family. What a stupid family. And what utterly ridiculous characters. Where was the horror? Where was the gore? Where were the scares? The odd shadow isn't creepy. Nothing happens. The hand-held camera style filming could have been used to get strengths; it might have become too much like Paranormal Activity, but at least that was scary.
I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to deal with it.
First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep…
I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film, and that there was no in between. Well I don't agree with any of the negative reviews, so it turns out that I'm one of the few that love it.
Firstly, I don't know why everybody is going on about the huge emphasis on rape for. There is a focus, yes, but nothing is ever shown, if it even happens at all, as it is all…