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Urgh… The practical effects and the cgi supplementing them was all fairly top notch. And most of the time, “urgh” was the desired reaction. The problem was, that was less my reaction to the things designed to make me go “urgh”, and it was more my reaction to the film as a whole. 

Before I went in, there was a preacher outside shouting about how we all need to accept god, and how we wouldn’t go to heaven if we went to the cinema because that was a sign that we love movies more than we love god. About half an hour into this I thought to myself, “I was getting more from the guy outside”, and by the time I got out he was being arrested. I don’t wish him ill or anything, but his story was far more compelling than anything in this film. 

In a nutshell, it didn’t make much sense and I couldn’t bring myself to give a shit about a single character. It’s basically your standard mean parent creates an outcast child who befriends an alien creature as a coping mechanism story, but it doesn’t scratch the surface of creating anything endearing from it. It’s just not very good.

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