I'm entertained, and you're a trash panda.
Well, this could've been so much better.
I don't know if it's the cliché high school setting or if it's just the over-acting Moretz (c'mon, she doesn't have to look like a frightened little lamb in every shot!) but this didn't really work. The storyline between Moore and Moretz is interesting (who's actually the evil one?) but this 20th century upgrades with youtube and stuff didn't work for me. The classic end-attack didn't seem called for actually, and who the f dies from being hit in the head with a thin metal bucket?!
This is not a drill.. literally
I'm a sucker for Emmerich-y disaster movies and this is no exception. No unnecessary side stories to force tears from the audiences' eyes, this is serious business. Unlike the over-patriotic Patriot's Day (even the name!), also directed by Berg and also starring Wahlberg - this is the real deal.
Sadly, not the magic I expected
I cannot figure out what went wrong here. It is a decent story, with a nightly hotel manager that gets involved with one of his guests. All of a sudden he is caught up in a revenge gangster pic, without no one knowing (not even himself?) how that happened. It could be that Hugh Lauries character is not a creepy villain at all. He was way more scary in House.