I'd like to talk about it, but there's a chance some of you haven't seen it yet. Let's just say that this is another "stealth Mythos" movie in disguise and leave it at that. If you like your horror films, this one is worth watching.
One caveat: this movie plays by its own rules and the rules of the horror genre very efficiently. If you like to apply too much scrutinizing logic to films*, this might give you a slight headache. So if you're one of those people, this might, possibly, not be your cup of tea. But if you love the idea of literature and film as an entity unto itself, with its own special brand of physics and logic that it adheres to, then this movie will work well for you. Also, if you like to see subversive metafilm elements. Also, if you just want to see a plethora of unexpected cameos.
It's not the best movie I've seen, but it was fun. I think this movie would have hit me as a teen or twenty-something a lot harder, but as it is, at 41 I've seen one too many films not to notice the film's subtle and not-so-subtle hints, allusions, vaguely disguised cameos and other elements as they wound their way along the screen, so it was entertaining but maybe not as shockingly amazing to me as it might once have been.
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*For example, if you're one of those people who pretends that the second and third Matrix films never happened. As cool as the first Matrix was, all the problems inherent in those films started with #1 and simply were perpetuated from there. They happened, they were fun Summer fare. The Matrix was not very good philosophy, had some flimsy, bad science, and it was an amusing take on the very geriatric concept of the Cartesian Demon, so get over it!