Movie Review: The Visit

The Visit

Rating: 5 Stars

Release Date: September 11th, 2015
Director/Writer: M. Night Shyamalan

I’m sure there is more information you should know about this…but we will go with what I got there.

So, I went with some friends Friday night to see this movie. Granted, I have not seen a movie in theaters since November of last year. I haven’t had the money…okay, that’s a lie. I haven’t had the friends to go with. Thank goodness I have a few friends that will go to the movies with me now.

Of course, being the big fan of horror and M. Night Shyamalan that I am, I was determined to go see The Visit. Lucky for me, the guys I went with wanted to see it too. Yay! 

This starts off pretty interesting, you find out that the mother of the two kids has not seen her parents since she was 19. It has been a long time, and she isn’t going with them to see their grandparents. You quickly realize that the movie is going to be from the perspective of the kids, as they are filming everything.

I know, this whole genre…or whatever it’s called, has been played to death. So many movies are now taking the whole “home video” route that it’s just annoying now. Actually, I always thought that it was annoying. Luckily, this is not like those movies. The camera is not all over the place and totally shaky. It’s really well done and didn’t annoy the crap out of me.

This movie does stay true to the M. Night twist that we are all used to, so I will not go further into detail about this movie. I would hate to ruin it for you. I will say that I loved this movie. I jumped at least three times and screamed/squeaked once. It’s not so much of a scary/bloody movie as it is a more psychological thriller. It’s interesting.

I would say that it is totally worth the price of seeing it in theaters, because jumps scares are always better on the big screen.

Have you seen it yet? What did you think? Please, no spoilers in the comments.


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