It was a really cool script. The teens acted very real and treated their new found power in a believable way. The ending was really big, I wasn't sure they were going to be able to pull it off on the budget they were working with, but from some of those shots in the trailer it looks like they get pretty close.
I'm looking forward to it. Yes it looks like a found footage movie, but not one with a measly budget.
I don't know. Maybe back when you needed to subscribe to niche magazines and we didn't get candid pics every five seconds, people were less cynical because there was less bitterness and less to harp on. It's like when I was talking about The Dark Knight Rises how people were criticizing everything about it before any footage was shown to the point where, because you don't have any knowledge, it begins to infect you negatively. ("Bane's pants aren't right! They fucked it all up!") But then again, you look at some (most) of the action films of the 1980s, and they are terrible films. Like they have camp value and they're fun, but they're terrible, uncreative films.
Also, we are jaded, but that extends to all areas of life, not just Hollywood.
I think its both. While we are part of a pretty jaded generation, I can also guarantee that if today's internet would have been around in 1980, there would be people bitching about The Empire Strikes Back.
When you look closely at certain issues nowadays, you realize things like that have happened in the past. Its just the impact of the new technology and access to information that makes it seems like its a new experience.
I liked it. It has an interesting spin on the "found footage" concept. Instead of being actual found footage, it is just a movie with little to no invisible camera footage (I think there was a little at the end, but I could be wrong). It is the story as told by the cameras that were present at the time. Definitely worth a watch.
Saw it yesterday and basically second what Neon said. Also, I'd say it's up there with 'Unbreakable' as far as 'what if super powers were real' kind of movies go. Can't say it's a definite theater viewing, but easily worth paying to watch.
Also, the theater had a bunch of darkies in it that were shockingly quiet for the whole movie.