A bit of a shock to the "american" collectiveAbsolutely incredible. Edward Norton has truly earned himself a seat in the house that will be the great actors of this generation. He puts forth such an overwhelming performance, that one gets the all-too-rare feeling of actually leaving reality for two hours and being placed into a world that is your own, and yet seems so foreign. I must admit having doubts on hearing the casting of Eddie Furlong as Norton's younger brother, but, against all my willpower, I must admit to Furlong showing signs of also becoming a true actor. Not unlike Brad Pitt and Woody Harrelson's transformation in the 90s, Furlong's career seems to have taken a turn for the more promising. (Let it be said, though, that the whining still needs to stop.) The film certainly did a fine job on atmosphere, not only in set decoration, but also from the supporting actresses. With surprise (to me) appearances from James Avery, Ethan Suplee, and (whatever that chick's name is.) Avery's performance being perhaps the most notable, playing both the black history teacher, and the character of goodwill. The effects created on the psyche of the film are not to be underestimated, myself still feeling to this day, a pang of guilt whenever succumbing to even the slightest hint of anger. Incredible job by all.Movies like this are what make sitting through 90s remakes of Lost in Space and sequels of a long-dead action movies worthwhile.