"Was this movie good, great, or other? I'm leaning towards other."
I fell to pieces.Why, God, WHY do you keep allowing Hollywood to make adaptations of Dean Koontz books? They turn out entirely horrible. I've been reading Dean Koontz books for many years, and for the most part, they've been pretty damned good. But, not the movies. Not this movie. Wuh.
Phantoms starts out with two sisters, Jennifer and Lisa, (Going and McGowan respectively) going back to Jennifer's house for some quiet time, or some crap. But, I think this quiet is more than they bargained for.
There's no one left in the whole. fucking. town.
So, they start investigating. Big mistake. They find bloated, nasty purple bodies laying around, with no evident cause of death. They find people's body parts just sitting in various places (like a stove.. Hello!) for no apparent reason.
Basically, from this point on, it gets boring. They call in the troops, they find the "evil that lurks from within," etc. The only good thing that comes along from here is Ben Affleck wearing a cowboy hat. It's worth the cash just to see that. Kind of amusing.
Liev Schrieber plays some ungodly weird deputy, or something like that. And Peter O'Toole is HORRIBLY misplaced in this crappy assed flick. Why is HE showing up? It just made me laugh.Sad, sad, SAD state of movie.