Gave me a record-number of times I caught myself thinking “fuck that’s cool.”
Wasn’t big on the narrative framing device or the side-characters’ shoulder-shrugging attitudes to going into The Shimmer. Really sucked out the tension for the first hour.
But also, this film gorgeously realises the concept visually and audibly (which we got it on the big screen). And the ending is not “too intellectual” - it just pulls a magnificent feat of wordless storytelling.
That bear will haunt my afterlife.