Tagline: No one loves you like your grandparents
Release Date: 2015-9-11 | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Coolthulhus Earned: 2
Trailer: The Visit
The Visit Review
The Visit has been shamelessly marketed as M. Night Shyamalan’s redemption. I say shamelessly because it’s a blatant lie. He does not redeem himself. This movie is only slightly better than The Gallows (which is possibly the worst movie I’ve ever had to sit through.)
An interesting twist doesn’t make up for the glacial pace, unoriginal jump scares, and typical Blumhouse Films setting.
I will say the actors/actresses did a pretty good job with the lines they had. A couple times I even snickered. 90 percent of the time, though, I was just bored. I probably even annoyed the whopping 5 other people in the theatre with my sighs of boredom. I couldn’t help it. They just kept slipping out.
I jokingly tweeted before heading into the theatre “Betcha #Roboshark is better.” ….Dear Circe, its true!! Roboshark was more entertaining in the first five minutes than The Visit was in its whole 1 hour and 23 minutes. I will say there was one disgusting part, where the boy grandchild is forced to stand still and let something utterly gross touch him. Honestly, I’d have gagged. I’m curious how many takes it took for that particular scene to be shot.
I’m not hard to please when it comes to movies. I swear I’m not! So the fact that I’ve been bored or annoyed with so many movies lately is kind of scary. Click here to rent or buy The Visit now on Amazon.com