Fantastic as advertised. Brilliant direction and a brilliant concept (the story is told through static images). Its imaginative, dreamlike execution fits the story perfectly (and that story will feel familiar if you've seen 12 Monkeys). It's probably something that couldn't be replicated correctly in this day and age. It's only 30 minutes but it could have lasted longer.
I never thought the day would come where I'd say the best part about a movie would be Zac Efron. But that day has come.
The sophomoric humor, while I normally have no problems with, seems especially forced in Neighbors. The story is fairly straightforward (and, as an aside, my worst nightmare) but the opportunities for humor are largely wasted on Seth Rogen just mailing it in and Rose Byrne, who is just plain bad in this movie.
It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.
Long story short: This…