- Sept. 11th, 2015
- Horror / Thriller
- 94 Minutes
From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan who has thrown out an array of films ranging from great to downright horrible comes “The Visit” which will forever be towards the bottom of his list of films.
We follow two children, Becca and Tyler, who after convincing their mom finally decide to visit for their grandparents who they have never met before for a week. Soon after though they start to see that their grandparents may not be just as normal as they had hoped for and that the weird things that keep happening may be putting them at a risk they never expected.
Now The Visit is something that could be hard to make a spoiler free review about because as with most Shyamalan movies the entire film is a lead up to the twist and the last 15 or so minutes after that. Now the twist here is just one of many things wrong. I personally found the huge shocker presented in the film to be incredibly odd and not in a good way. It really is just thrown there while also commonly being guessed about half way through the film. To try and deter this though they throw an entire aliens sub plot in the film that ultimately goes no where and leads to nothing. As with most things in this film it just adds nothing.
For being a thriller / horror film as well I didn’t find either aspect there. The Visit sometimes seems to forget what it is going for. Part thriller, part comedy, part horror, part heartfelt film yet none of them truly work. I will say the heartfelt more emotional scenes they added to the story were vastly out of place and not needed at all. I felt like they had someone brought the film down even more.
Overall The Visit ends up being a boring film to view based off a bad story, a twist that makes you laugh at it, and just too many scenes meant to be heartfelt or suspenseful or scary that end up being boring and laughed at. M Night Shyamalan was hoping for a comeback but instead I he delivered another flop in my eyes.