John Goodman is so good in this type of role. The problem is that he's been a bit typecast. You keep expecting that character and he delivers. That same character can be funny as in 'Lebowski', but he's still deranged. I just want to see him as something more than that.
It was good in ways but i feel the film could of actually benefited from a longer runtime so Goodman's character could of been more fleshed out among other things. At times i feel some moments came too abruptly due to the pacing,but the main thing that bothered me was the forced and downright cringeworthy Ellen Ripley like turn of Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the last 15 mins- its too easy and just plain lazy.
La trama mantiene altissimo l'interesse e fa nascere numerosi dubbi. Interessanti le relazioni fra i personaggi, ben strutturati, e il modo in cui si evolvono. La tensione è buona e valorizza molto alcune scene. Buona parte finale, anche se un po' troppo carica. La regia dosa bene le rivelazioni e ritma bene la vicenda. Anche la fotografia valorizza gli angusti spazi dell'ambientazione. Effetti speciali di qualità.
The only problem I had with this movie was Winstead's sterile acting. Every line sounded like it was being read from a script. No speech disfluency anywhere, made her character seem just a little bit artificial. Goodman was incredible, as usual; his performance was exactly opposite of Winstead's. I went into the movie pretty apathetic, and around 20 minutes in, I was gripping my seat.
This film felt all over the place. Some may applaud the back and forth of the plot in terms of who had the upper hand/who spoke the truth; but the ending was so ridiculous one had the sense that the filmmakers had painted themselves into a corner. And no - realising that this is a distant cousin to 'Cloverfield' is no excuse. It didn't work for me at all.