I watch so many of these films with "this ending." Hard to suggest that it should be watched unless I know the person enough to firstly see if they've acquired the taste for this OMG-what-if genre.
But yeah, nicely done flick, and it handles the "why don't the white people leave the house when shit like this is coming down?" issue pretty well -- for my needs. I don't like to suspend too much disbelief in these paranormal fictions. OTOH, Cabin In The Woods should've rattled me out of the immersion we seek in film with its wild-ass impossibilities-until-the-core-secret-is-revealed, but it used other tools to make one "forgive" the "liberties taken" that were effective also. And, John Dies In The End fits right in with the above -- well done but ya gotta love the conceits to stay inside the film's POV. Edg --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@...> wrote: > > The movie "Dark Skies" is now available on video. I rented it on Bluray > and watched it last night. It's about a family who find strange going > ons in their house. This is NOT one of those "found footage" movies > though the producers did make the first Paranormal Activity movie. They > opted for a narrative and even mentioned in the commentary they found it > easier to do a traditional narrative than a "found footage" film. It > features Keri Russell playing the mom and I kept wondering why she > didn't contact her KGB handler for an answer to what was going on (fans > here of FX's "The Americans" will know what I mean). The film is rated > PG-13 though probably too scary for Buck. I liked the film and thought > it was well done in spite of the PG-13 rating. > http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2387433/ >