Considering that Whedon's name was attached to this, my expectations were high. Halfway through the movie I was thinking "Will I really want to see this again?" And the answer was NO.
I have to agree with redlettermedia that this film seems like a weed-filled concept that they decided to film even after they sobered up.
The movie hits all the bases of a standard horror, with an added meta-plot that doesn't make any drat sense when you start to think about things. It's trying to comment on a genre that has moved on from these cliches more than a decade ago. And is there anything more geeky than a film commenting on film? Aren't we being too self-indulgent and self-important here?
When you remove all the "They just referenced movie X! Isn't that cool?" you're left with a nihlist journey of jaded drudgery. The "twist" is rather unimaginative, and leaves only a choice between a crappy ending and a crappier ending.
There are some cool scenes, and some rather creepy parts, but the I really don't think a concept like this that ISN'T a comedy can really work. At least not when Whedon's writing is in "DollHouse" mode.
And I thought Cloverfield sucked massive balls, so maybe it's really Goddad's fault.
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