Have you ever seen a movie that was only pieces of a puzzle and it wasn’t until you finally saw the missing piece that you understood? The Visit was like that. I give it a B.
Not a fan of scary slasher movies, I listed to M. Night Shamalan talk about how this movie was more of an intellectual frightfest, I’d give it a try. In The Visit, two grandkids go to spend a week with their grandparents whom they’ve never met, so that their divorced mom would have time to go on a cruise with her serious boyfriend.
This family is dysfunctional with a capital D. Still reeling from Dad walking out on them, the children film their visit in an effort to find out what happened to sever the relationship between the grandparents and the mother when she married their father and maybe even earn some forgiveness.
However, nothing is as it seems.
This movie is the perfect movie to show to your own children if you never want them to leave the grandchildren with you. Seriously, who needs to get into the oven to clean it properly? And there are some images from this movie (yes, there’s nudity) that I’m still recovering from.
I loved that the movie had Blair Witch cinematography feel of it and that we only see things from the children’s perspective. The young boy, Tyler steals the show with his horrible rap numbers. Yet the cost of bleach for my eyes and nightmare factor is why I’m giving it a B…Certainly not one for the younger crowd.
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