This is the first review I’ve ever done on Amazon, and it’s because I feel so strongly that this ending was so much more brilliant than I expected. The movie itself was decent- the acting was just fine, though the characters themselves were pretty common archetypes. The settings were just fine, too. The CGI wasn’t top tier, but they really did what they could to convey this story and give you monsters. The movie kept me interested because really anything could’ve happened, so I had no idea who would not only survive, but make it back home.
Long story short: By the end, I TOTALLY thought this was gonna be the most commonly used plot twist in the past two decades (and it kinda was so I totally rolled my eyes) but if you PAY ATTENTION to the WORDS OF THE PREVIOUS VISITORS OF THE ISLAND, by the time the credits get rolling, you’ll realize that it is GENIUS storytelling. I got chills.
Seriously- step outside of yourself and the old Sixth Sense thing and realize that what happened was actually a super smart idea that wasn’t necessarily a new idea, but one older than all the others that really, really works.
If you want me to explain it to you, give me a holler 😉