Gore Verbinski is spinning in the grave Disney keeps him buried in.
I had a blast watching this twisty-turny thriller continually upend expectations and swerve wildly between genres and tones without ever flying off the rails.
A happily married couple move into their dream home and all seems swell until a break-in makes them question how safe they really are. To go in knowing more than that would spoil the fun.
I was shocked to discover after watching this has received a very negative response from critics and audiences. Pshaw I say to them. Real ones know this slots nicely beside other fun modern trashy thrillers like David Twohy's A PERFECT GETAWAY and Brad Anderson's TRANSSIBERIAN.
INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT
DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.
This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.
Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…