After a construction project begins digging in their neighbourhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. The three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source, and discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The journey that follows will change all their lives forever.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
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Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
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The movie is good except the camera Style. Blair witch style is really awful. I think they should be remake it and film it as a movie not a mock documentary. I also didn't like the character of the Black kid, or more so his acting Style. It was as if he was reading his lines and he brought the movie down.
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We were scrolling though Netflix and landed on this title. What a fantastic find! We found this to be a great film about friendship with an added alien twist. The camera work added to the ambiance of plot and did not detract. The interplay between the characters was presented in a genuine and authentic manner. Delightful! We watched with a mixed crowd, 6 years old to 55 years old, with quite a few laughs. A story of a grand adventure at a young age is wonderful thing to enjoy. I dismiss the comparison to ET as a reason to not watch this film. Modern versions of story lines can create a fresh appeal to current movie watchers and their families. It can be a challenge to find a film the everyone can enjoy together. This is one of those special films that does.
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I think people expected too much of typical science fiction actions out of this movie. That would explain why this good movie don't have a good overall rating. For me I stumbled across this movie and watched it without knowing even the title of the movie is. I was very pleased of the two hours I spent watching this.I was in the middle of doing something else, the interesting plot and actions kept me watching this movie till the very end. For the shaky cameras wise I am all good with them as they give the perspective from the cameras the kids are using to film the whole process. It fits the plots nicely not like certain movies that tries to use that concept way too purposefully. At the end I will some inspirations I get from this movie. "Compassion is mankind best quality" "Everyone can makes a difference" "Don't let fear controls your decision, do what you wanted and thinks it is right"
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My 8 year old watched this on Netflix with her little sister and proclaimed it "One of the BEST movies I've ever seen, Mom!" They then proceeded to nag the rest of us to watch it for the better part of a week. I'm so glad I finally did. I truly don't understand all the negative reviews. This is a fun movie with an excellent story line. Our whole family enjoyed it, and that's saying something. We all of course love the big budget CGI action flicks like what Marvel's been doing, but we also cherish the modern classics like Goonies and ET, which this movie has been heavily compared to. Sure, this is no Spielberg or JJ Abrams, but it reminds me of the movies Spielberg used to make. It has a great story, and even if it is a bit far-fetched, what sci-fi flick isn't?! It's clean, and fun, with some really great effects, and it doesn't rely on nudity or the female character sexualizing everything like a many of today's movies. This kids are simply kids, navigating today's world, but with that timeless feeling we can all relate to. I'm pretty sure everyone who has rated this negatively has forgotten what it was like to be a kid, and how movies made them feel as a kid. When you're a kid, anything is possible, and the adult world is perceived as both frightening and exciting. and isn't it? As for the reviews about the camera and shaky feeling, I thought it was a great cinematic concept. It made the movie really feel like you were with the kids and seeing things from their perspective. And for the people whining that the female character was a purposeful afterthought...really? Does every film have to align with someone's activist agenda? No. Great films are great because they tell a great story--not because they included a social agenda. Kids don't think about making sure their friendship circles include an equal racial and gender mix. They just see their friends, and that cute girl/boy they pass in the hall. The inclusion of Emma was a great addition and she helped the story line along. She learned things from talking to Echo that the boys never would have simply because it's how girls communicate. So I think negative reviewers ought to re-watch and think again, remembering what it was like to be a tween.This film was great, and I would gladly watch it again! And I'm so grateful to have girls who would rather find quality stories like this to watch than the latest agenda-laden film or cheesy children's flick, or even Frozen. Storytelling for family movies is a lost Hollywood art.