Roger Ebert's take:
The movie is an utterly meaningless waste of time. There was no reason to produce it, except to make money, and there is no reason to see it, except to spend money. It is a dead zone, a film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects.Well, I didn't think it was that bad, but then I'm just getting used to these modern horror movies and finding one I can sit through is enough for me right now. I'm grateful The Elder Son is willing and able to "nursemaid me through this" process.