This is actually entertaining?
What a surprise! I carefully avoided this film when it came out because of the negative reviews. Today it popped up on TV and with nothing better to do I decided to watch it. And that's the type of film it is, an inbetweener. If you're looking for an entertaining diversion, this fits the bill perfectly.
Based on Darren Shan's book series (of which I've only read the first one), this film clearly betrays its youth literature roots. It is aimed at teenagers, has larger than life characters and wraps it in a 'horror light' aesthetic. It is perhaps a bit darker than similar films and that is what surprised me somewhat. The characters are…