I really enjoyed this movie. Think E.T.....if ET had looked a little bit like the deformed love-child of Alien and Predator and ran around digging tunnels and eating people while telepathically whining about how he's just really freaked out and wants to go home.
Snarkiness aside, it really was a good movie. All of the kids acted really well (not that I was expecting any less from Dakota Fanning's little sister, Elle) and the story never dragged or stopped pulling on your heart strings. (Yes, I have heart strings. They're just tiny and hard to find.) And I always enjoy seeing Kyle Chandler on screen.
|He's very sexy in that whole "Hot for Teacher" way.|
Although JJ Abrams is the writer and director of this movie - and you can tell by the scarier side of it - you can still feel the Steven Spielberg effect all over it. He does these types of boy coming of age by way of huge events movies very well.