Main Plot Points:
- Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ THE VISIT.
- Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
What We Thought:
- The Visit is complete garbage. I honestly don’t know how I didn’t walk out of it.
- I broke two of my own rules when I saw this movie. First was, I saw it with an audience. I hate seeing “horror” movies with audiences today because for one, all “horror” movies today are paranormal crap with weird things happening and noises used as jump-scare tactics. Audiences eat it up, scream and talk. I sit there hating my life.
- Second rule was I saw an M. Night Shyamalan film. I hate his movies. The only one I’d ever watch again is Signs. His movies all have the same pattern with a surprise twist that if you have half a brain you figure out ten minutes into the movie.
- On top of breaking my own two rules, the film turned out to be a found footage/documentary type style with shaky cam nonsense. It’s cheap filmmaking and I can’t wait for the gimmick to die. Screw you Blair Witch Project for creating it. You sucked and every similar movie since has sucked as well.
- I pretty much hated the movie obviously. I thought it was boring. It lacked any kind of suspense or thrill. It wasn’t scary. It was more laughable than anything else. It all adds up to a movie I walked out laughing at and repeating the word “What?” over and over again because I didn’t know what I just watched.
- And the twist is a joke. The grandfather in the first ten minutes tells the kids not to go somewhere and surprise!, the secret is down there! Ugh.
- The Visit reminded me of a quote from Billy Madison, “Everyone in this room is now dumber”. Yup, that about sums up the movie. Don’t waste your time. M. Night has lost a ton of studio money recently and the result is him having to make terrible, stereotypical, clichéd “horror” films.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Kathryn Hahn
- M. Night Shyamalan
Recommended if You Like:
- Found Footage/Shaky Cam Garbage
- M. Night Shyamalan Garbage
- Paranormal Activity Cloned Garbage