A perfect example of an interesting premise that's not quite what it could have been, and you don't really know where to point the finger. Proven with past films, the director is more than competent, the cast is fine (Star Wars fans would beg to differ) and the modest special effects compliment and work in favor of creating an original, moody atmosphere. Ambiguity in resolution seems to be a tricky ball to juggle.
I like its modesty. Technically not a great movie, but superficial stories and qualities aside - we're all surrounded by that 'ultimate' inevitable, mysterious shadow, our brittle egos in fear of death/disappearance desperately affirming that 'i exist i exist i exist', fear, reasons to live, meaning, loss etc. The ending is yes, lame by some standards, but archetypal of natural innocence pressing on. Simple. Nice.
The message seemed to be that unless we make the switch to environmentally friendly energy sources we will all die. I wish I'd done what the cinema audience at the start does and vanished. What happened to the talent promised with The Machinist and Session 9?
Spooky little ride from Brad Anderson (The Machinist) with a high creepy quotient. Ending a touch disappointing with a lack of explanation leaving one a little cold. Characters though unlikable are well captured by Newton, Christensen and newcomer Jacob Latimore. Anderson's career is spotted at best and this one unlikely to make many new fans. Really should have been better. Neat shadow effects.