Several of the individual short films are actually quite amusing, though there is a dud or two in there. But the story that links them all together is just dumb and unnecessary. (edit: I realized I watched the "international" version, with the linking story "The Thread" instead of the US's "The Pitch")
Still, not nearly as bad as people say.
Long before the first Hangover came out, I predicted it was going to be a huge sleeper hit, and I was right. It was hilarious, although it got a bit *over*praised after a while. Part II was just a lazy cash-in - a carbon copy rehash of the first film in a different setting. Then came this, the threequel nobody asked for.
The good news is they didn't just copy themselves again and follow the formula step-by-step. No, this one…
Here I thought M. Night Shyamalan had finally made a movie I would like. The movie even started out very well, setting up a mysterious and interesting premise. But once they start tossing theories around, and acting on those ideas, the film becomes an unintentional comedy. Outrun the wind! Nature only hates us in groups larger than five!
The few moments of intended comedy are the least funny moments in the film, completely out of place and forced. Pointless subplots…
What a complete pile of crap. A decent basic story concept, but written, directed, and filmed with complete ineptitude and lack of talent.
The film thinks it's so smart - thinks it's so creative and stylish - thinks it's such a deep commentary - pretending its more mature and meaningful than any of the "torture porn" films of late. But no, this is far from what they think it is. It's just a terrible movie. It gets one full star…