Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
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Beautiful surroundings, good acting by Holmes and young Bailee Madison, worse by Pierce - on the other hand, he's supposed to play a big skeptic...
Atmospheric but the characters refuse to have any sense about them. Even once they realize what is going on they continue to act in a way conducive to driving the plot forward rather than saving the child.
On the up side it's got some nice photography and the acting from the three leads is pretty good (some of the supporting cast are poor though). There was also a single effective scare for me. On the down side the characters are not just stupid, they act in ways that defy all common sense. In fact the movie in general is just incredibly stupid which can be deeply frustrating and take you out of the film because of it. I can't believe that Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins (who both have good to excellent track records) wrote this and that at no point neither of them said "Wait a second. This makes absolutely no sense."
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