Well, I’ve heard a lot of good and bad thing about this movie. I know that I secretly wanted it to be good, and I ignored many of the people who had passed judgement on it. Really, when it comes to a lot of these unique idea horror movies, I hope that a lot of them do well. Mostly it’s because I still hold out hope for a good-hearted revival of the genre.
That means that I was a little anxious when I started watching the movie. Apart from using the handheld style that has blown sky-high in the horror and comedy movie styles, the film also relies quite a bit on a jolting horror style. They make attempts to draw suspense by calming the audience, but it’s tough goings.
A pretty good idea with fairly good execution. The paranoia that builds throughout is pretty well-timed. It spends probably a little too much time in the backstory, and gets kind of boring.
Not terrible, but with such a small cast, it is difficult for them to carry the focus at times. Lloyd Owen does a good job as astronaut Nate Walker, as he has a good sense of staging and scare timing.
Pretty good sets that aren’t really focused on. I can understand if the Paranormal Activity movies don’t really take time to look at the houses they take place in, but come on, we’re in space!
Manages to do pretty well in both of these areas, using a minimalist style to good effect. The sound and music are also both used in small ways to increase the impact of certain scenes.
A decently put together little sci-fi horror flick. It starts to put together a good movie, but then forgets where it put half of its supplies.
Good for some young college kids for a movie night, but not much else.