Mark Wahlburg and Zooey Deschanel star in this movie. It is rated R for some self-inflicted violence and runs one hour and thirty-one minutes.
Another movie by M. Night this movie tries to follow in the footsteps of his other movies, creating suspense and keeping the viewer wondering what will happen. A young couple whose marriage has been on the rocks find themselves in the middle of a countrywide crisis. They, along with a friend and his daughter, run to fins a safe haven. Yet, there seems to be no escape as the mysterious ailment that causes people to kill themselves follows wherever they go. Finally the couple (Wahlburg and Deschanel) find a place they think is safe and attempt to hide there, with a strange woman and a creepy doll. The mysterious ailment follows them even there, and no human is safe from this “happening”. In the end they take a chance and hope that when they go outside things don’t go too bad and maybe they can survive whatever is causing humans to kill themselves.
I have seen many mixed reviews of this movie, and it reminded me of the reviews of his past movies, which were of both versions, loved it and hated it. While the landscape of this movie is nice and at times beautiful, the movie in itself is not really that good. I feel like I wasted my money on it and want to ask M. Night to stop trying to live up to the fame of The Sixth Sense. The actors were dry and seemed to be cardboard cutouts of themselves (as my friend said after we watched the movie). The dialogue was dull and I found myself laughing through most of the movie because of how bored I was. I needed to do something to keep myself awake.
As for the plot of the movie, it was so obvious that this was a movie about global warming and the problems that it could be causing. I felt that watching this movie was like someone was constantly hitting me over the head with an organic environmentally safe hammer trying to give me a green concussion. It couldn’t have been more obvious or more tree driven if it had been a movie of just a tree for an hour and a half. In fact I might have liked that movie a lot more because then I would have known going in what I would be getting. The actors could have been used so much better than they were, especially when you look at some of the other movies that Mark Wahlburg and Zooey Deschanel have done you know that their talents are not being used in this film, and they can do so much better. The special effects were overdone, and the plot, well it left a lot to be deserved.
If you want to watch a movie about going green and pollution and global warming go watch An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. It was much more entertaining and less full of itself than this movie felt. Skip it. If you want something scary go get gas, the price you pay would be a lot scarier than this movie ends up being.