A scary, idiotic, and fever inducing "family" film that insults Jim Carrey's The Mask with its very existence.
As a fan of Spielberg's films, I felt obligated to see this film. While this is certainly a good film, this is not a great one or even one of Spielberg's best. Christian Bale does give a great performance, the visuals are spectacular, and John Williams gives a haunting score. This film though is very unfocused and aloof which can make the experience a bit of a chore to sit through. I have no issues with slow dramas as long…
This is a very, very slow take on the haunted house story which I fear will only bother and frustrate viewers. This tale is not meant to frighten, thrill, or sicken you, but instill in you a sense of dread. There are no jump scares or excitement of any kind and relies only on its atmosphere. There are no answers to be found and many will be left wanting. So unfortunately the film is neither memorable nor inventive, but I did experience uneasiness all the way through.