When I saw this film advertised, I thought it looked quite good. I felt it was an interesting plot idea and one that could have been quite psychological.
I do think that the film could have delved more into the morality. It was entertaining and there were some really good scares, but I did think that the film was lacking in explanation. A lot. Horror movies and all that… but still, it would have been nice to get some answers by the end.
I appreciated that the film spent time developing the personalities and relationships of the characters, though I did have some confusion when it came to the exact relationships and how the characters knew each other. It took me quite a while to realise two of the characters were sisters.
‘It’ was pretty scary, I felt. I imagine the exact form gave the opportunity to play around with different scary things. I did think that some of the things stated weren’t played with enough, though.
It was also interesting to see how ‘it’ had limitations. It didn’t seem to be a ghost, since it couldn’t just walk through walls. It was also invisible to the other characters, but still solid enough to be felt/provide resistance to someone else.
There were quite a few jumpy moments in this film… but I did notice that Jay ran up the stairs when there was something in the house. Instead of out of the door, which makes more sense.
I would have liked more of an explanation and an actually proper ending. But the film was entertaining and the characters were at least likable. What would be good to see would be a prequel/sequel to this film… but I’m not too interested in watching this film again.