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Average User Score: 7.5Jun 10, 2018Your take on this movie will probably depend on what you expect to get from a horror movie; meaning, if you want shocks and gravity-defyingYour take on this movie will probably depend on what you expect to get from a horror movie; meaning, if you want shocks and gravity-defying acts by people affected by supernatural forces, this is for you. If you want a scary-but-logical story you can follow from beginning to end, it's not.
For me, the peril in the best horror films is fairly easy to explain: The girl is possessed and the exorcist is going to try to save her. The hotel is haunted, the father is under its spell, and he is threatening his wife and son. I couldn't figure out what the main peril was in this one until literally the last minute of the film, when it was explained to me, and still didn't add up.
I don't agree that the performances were fantastic. Every scene seemed to have a silent "dun-dun-DUN!" sound effect at the end, and with everything so overwrought, I just didn't see a lot of emotional range or transformation going on:
Mom: Manic, freaked out
Dad: Detached, uncomprehending
Son: Dazed, terrified
Daughter: Creepy, man! Just CREEEEEPY!
Mom's friend: Superficially caring, but obviously EVIL
We've seen these characters before.
I was obviously disappointed. I went in hoping for a great horror film, and experienced a film that loads up on common horror elements and practically screams at the audience, instead of the other way around.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.6Jun 2, 2018As a 3-time survivor of Action Park (with a permanent scar on my thigh from flipping on the Alpine Slide and landing upside-down on theAs a 3-time survivor of Action Park (with a permanent scar on my thigh from flipping on the Alpine Slide and landing upside-down on the concrete track), I felt I had to see this. This film simply hijacks the name and basic theme of Action Park and turns out a cheap, lame, waste of time. Action Park was dangerous, of course, but it wasn't a junkyard populated by toothless morons and wild animals. The customers were kids like me from the suburbs who wanted a thrill they couldn't get from the big amusement parks. The movie "Action Point" dreams to be is "Meatballs," except "Action Point" has little to no plot, god-awful acting, and not a single character you'd care about in any way. The laughs you'd expect to get might work for some pre-teens, but this thing doesn't deserve attention from anyone else. Check out the online documentaries about Action Park (and "Meatballs if you haven't seen it), and pay to see something--anything--else.… Expand