Dark and claustrophobic found-footage flick set within the catacombs, deep beneath the streets of Paris. Sure, this big, beautiful, overflowing mess of a film has its problems, but through its (over)ambition it manages to come up with a few quite unique and interesting ideas. Definitely pleasantly surprised.
the cinematography was cool and I support any film that uses healing from past trauma as a advancer of the plot. and also knowing that self is the key. and also knowing that inside all of humanity and all living beings is the glimmer of god. also it ended with truth. big ups to universal law.
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.