The film just throws in twist after twist, the characters constantly chasing red herrings and then stopping to explain what exactly they got wrong.
The movie suffers dearly from poor writing and subpar direction. While a couple of clever VFX shots offer the illusion of a much higher budget, basic filmmaking mistakes give away its B-movie nature.
The film doesn’t really capitalize on its more unique elements. It instead uses generic horror constructs to strip away everything that distinguishes this story from every other found footage horror movie.
The film is plagued that a series of poor choices that strip away the more complex elements of the myth, all in service of turning it into yet another generic blockbuster action movie.
Like so many other bad horror films, 'The Innocent' thinks it's enough to have vaguely ghostly beings staring blankly at the protagonists.
'The Signal' is just a mess of ideas parading as a movie.
'Under the Skin' makes the much bolder choice of stripping the story down to its most basic parts. In doing so, the movie becomes this stunning, often terrifying mood piece that thrillingly studies modern gender dynamics through sci-fi conceits.
The movie tells a sleepy little love story about a relationship that just isn’t worth rooting for.
This is still a pretty good story, and the music continues to be compelling. But the movie just doesn’t seem interested in adapting to its content.
'3 AM' is a collection of stories that ultimately settle for everything that’s been done before.