at first I thought it would be a boring found-footage film, but the references to egyptian mythology, dante's inferno and the symbolism turned it into a very interesting movie. some loose ends, but anyway. It may not be one of the greatest films out there, but it kept me entertained.
La trama buona e piena di spunti validi sulla carta, ma realizzata malissimo. Pochissimi momenti degni di nota e moltissime scene senza senso. Le reazioni dei personaggi sono ridicole e rovinano un'ambientazione che poteva dare molto. Il finale piatto e tirato via. Buona rappresentazione dell'inferno.La regia commette errori grossolani e crea delle riprese ridicole.Non aiuta una sceneggiatura piena di buchi narrativi
This could actually work if it was more claustrophobic and less dan-brown-meets-indiana-jones-meets-found-footage. I really dug the experience of being trapped under Paris: it scared the shit out of me: but was not so impressed by all the poltergeist. Dowdle should know: simple is better.
This would have benefitted a whole lot by not being found footage, as the many preposterousnesses that the style add only end up making the film less immersive. As a whole... well it's better than Devil, which is not saying much, but it's at least something. Two creepy moments, a whole lot of Hollywood archaeology-ing, and way too much horns going "whoooom" to try to remind us that the movie is supposed to be scary
rewatched it a year later and i liked it a whole lot more -- there's tons of cool foreshadowing, some really neat visuals, the characters are interesting for their depth, and the setting is sick. a good found footage film -- just marred by the jump scares and the characters making poor decisions (really, ration yr lights!). i wish this had just been a silent hill game.
Every found-footage cliché in the book. The film does deserve praise for creating & sustaining a palpable feeling of claustrophobia & for a scattering of powerful images (the burning car at the heart of the catacombs, the literally dizzying final shot) but the emphasis on disposable stock characters, lack of subtext & "create it as you go along" supernatural hokum makes engaging with the narrative largely pointless.