Don’t let the fact that the above picture isn’t shaking deceive you. This is a stomach-pain inducing movie. I went into it knowing that would be the case, and did pretty well until the end when we were walking out of the theater. Suddenly the normal non-shaking world seemed disorienting.
I have not seen the Blair Witch Project, so the home video style was new to me. It was quite effective in making the terror and violence all the more real. I thought it probably should have been rated R for that. [PLEASE NOTE: that is not an endorsement of the MPAA.] The shaky camera may have been a little gimmicky, but it worked well, and it was WAAAAY better than Godzilla (not better than Gojira, mind you, but the 2000 American version).
Thanks to my nephew J for recommending this movie. It was quite entertaining. Also, any movie with references to a guy leaving for Japan gets a few automatic points.
My Rating: B+