Phantoms is forty five minutes of made-for-TV-level haunted house horror, and then forty-five minutes of scientificky sci-fi hoo-ha with soldiers and the dog from The Thing, but an adorable golden lab instead of an inscrutable husky..
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affleck was the bomb in phantoms
Watch The Wire, man. You don't owe it to yourself. You owe it to *me*.
I thought it was okay in the first half hour or so where you didn't know what had happened to the town. Spoilers, Tom >=(
But then at the end you get to see O'Toole and Afleck act face to face, a clash of titans rivaled only by DeNiro and Pacino in Heat.
The novel is way better than the movie, which is more of a guilty b-movie pleasure. Not at all saying that's a bad thing.
I'm normally very careful about spoilers, but I feel that Phantoms is fair game for two reasons: 1) it's over ten years old, and 2) it's really really bad.
Word, *&^%$, Phantoms like a &^*^%$#.
It bewilders me that Joe Chapelle can be responsible for The Wire, yet also this movie as well as Halloween (6): The Curse of Michael Myers.
I read that book and thought it was AWESOME. ...but that was in 1983. I was 14. Even then, I thought the second half, post-reveal, got pretty lame. I never bothered with the movie, as it appeared to be as Tom described.
Bah now I want to watch Phantoms again.
affleck was totally the bomb in phantoms, yo