This was not as bad as I was expecting... mostly because the two leads are having so much fun and work really well together. In fact, the entire cast are great. Its a shame that it feels too much like a M.I.B. film, the digital creature effects are terrible and its handled in such a ham fisted way by the director.
This could have been a great, fun film, but let down by things that we know can and should be so better. Shame. The 3D was excellent though, great depth and some really good "comein' at ya" moments.
Being a kiwi, I love to see our industry doing well and I really enjoyed this. Its a good story, well acted and directed (good job Paul).
It is very atmospheric with a great location and looks great. The effects are good, considering the budget and its great to see the use of physical over digital.
So, overall, a good old fashioned horror film with some really nice touches and some fun references to other films and literature.
I don't care what anyone says, I really enjoy this film. Its stupid, loud and brash, but it does what it says on the box... it entertains for 2 1/2 hours.
The film looks incredible, the effects are seamless and the design of the robots is excellent. There is a story, contrary to what the critics say, but it is fairly run of the mill.
So, overall, if you are looking for a fun, over the top action film with…