If it wasn’t so absurd, I might be scared.  It is creepy, but when you start to think about it, everything falls apart.  We’re supposed to believe that O’Ryan is onto an earth-shattering theory called “suspect zero,” whereby certain criminals don’t want people to know what they are doing, so they try not to leave any clues.  I know – no one’s ever thought of that, have they?  Stand by, all law enforcement. 

Sure, Sir Ben does a decent good job with his hackneyed role, if you like watching him sneer, kill and connect to another universe while tapping his hands like a Parkinson patient on speed.  Eckhart is okay, but doesn’t stand out.  But Moss’ character?  What character?  The dialogue (“I want this man apprehended – now!”) is laughable.  Like Harry Lennix’s robot-like performance, it all makes you wonder if you’ve tuned into a bad '70s cop show that has somehow been infected with “X-Files” gibberish.

I could analyze the reasons why people like horror movies (catharsis), but frankly, life has enough horrors of its own.  Throw in the violence and the gore – with kids, no less! – and I’m ready to walk.  I don’t need to plunge myself into the depths of that sickness.  And don’t try and tell me that evil can’t be conquered.  It has, on the cross, and I refuse to buy into Hollywood’s mental torture routine that denies the reality of a living God and His abundant goodness and grace.  Meanwhile, has anybody ever heard of a thing called logic? 

In a most telling moment, O’Ryan says to Mackelway, “We saw things that no man should ever see.”  You said it, bubba – starting with this film.  Fortunately for you, I saw it, so you don’t have to.  And trust me, you don’t want to.


OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT

  • Drugs/Alcohol Content:   Character continually pops pills that look like aspirin.
  • Language/Profanity:  Almost a dozen f—words, a half-dozen milder obscenities and several profanities.
  • Sexual Content/Nudity: Drawings of nude, mutilated bodies; rape scene with nude breasts.
  • Violence:  Multiple shots of dead, bloody and mutilated bodies; multiple implied murders; one rape scene; multiple references to killing, maiming; multiple threats of/discussions about death, killing, and violence, including gore.