Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. Written by
Michael Shannon plays 35 year old Curtis, working man and father of one. As we follow the lives of him and his family members, Curtis starts to suffer from apocalyptic dreams and visions. Is Curtis becoming delusional or are these visions the forebodingness of something really waiting to happen. The trouble is, after 40 minutes, you couldn't care less either way.
The script is weak and predictable to the extreme, there is no character development and the scenes that eventually make up the story is mostly filler consisting of the most grating dramatic clichés. There's not one bit of dialog that even remotely stands out nor do any of the performances which can't be considered a surprise given the blandness of the characters.
The current rating for this film does not give fair representation of the quality and entertainment value it carries. Doing a quick recalculation based on the more current reviews/ratings on this and other websites, the movie, in reality, scores a meager 6.1
And in my humble opinion, that's still being extremely generous.
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