Honestly the movie is a lot like what you'd expect. It's almost a perfect mix between E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
The kids are great in the movie. And overall it's a lot of fun. We tend not to see a lot of scary movies, but in a way this was a scary movie for me with the number of suspenseful things.
My one semi-complaint is that's there's a pretty major scene in the previews that's not in the movie. In fact I'm pretty sure it was put in the previews just to throw people off. I understand why they did it since it seems like sometime so much is revealed in the previews that it feels like you've seen the whole movie. But I'm not completely sure how I feel about purposely misleading the viewer to gain a sense of surprise.
But even so it's a fun movie, and it has been a while since there's been an movie like this. No, it doesn't come off as completely original, but I'm sure if I was a kid and this was my first time seeing this type of movie, I would have fallen deeply in love.
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