It’s dull, it’s dumb, it predictably tries to turn into a “tug at the heartstrings” type movie along the way. Adam Sandler isn’t just ugly as hell in drag, he makes his “sister” character a shrill, annoying, emotionally fragile nightmare of a character.
But maybe I’ve just run out of hyperbole for the weekend, maybe I’m just happy a movie tries to entertain after the waterboarding that was “J. Edgar”, maybe I’m just happy to still be sane after watching “Immortals”.
Whatever it is, I’m feeling merciful here, sorry if that disappoints anyone.
While it’s FAR from recommendable, by any strecth of the imagination, it’s not the horrifying F minus minus of a movie that I thought it would be.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” is a movie that’s been on my radar for a long time now, primarily due to the involvement of producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). But I don’t think I ever had high expectations for it.
First off, it stars Katie Holmes. Meh. I knew that the “creature” of choice were “Imps” or “Gremlins”. O… K… It was being released at the ass end of August – not a good sign. So when the Rotten Tomatoes score settled on a 58 for this movie, I was totally prepared to go see it, come home, do my duty here, and be done with it.
But wow. I have to admit. I liked this movie A LOT!