Co-Host of The Old Kids Movie Podcast
If JJ hadn’t dropped the ball on the last third of the movie as hard as he did with the last movie in the Sequel Trilogy, this would’ve been one of the best movies of the 2010s.
As it is, it just has to settle for being one of my favorites.
Joel Courtney is insanely talented and it’s a shame it didn’t amount to much. Michael Giacchino was robbed at the Oscars for what might be his best movie score.
I shit you not, every time I get on a plane, I check the latch of my tray table.
Conceptually, the movie is awesome. No creepy ghost, no man in a mask — death itself is coming coming for you, and it’s inescapable.
In execution, the third act is imperfect, and the rest of the movie isn’t flawless. But still — and it may be the nostalgic in me — I love this movie. It’s super watchable, even 22 years after it’s release.