It starts promisingly enough, with a really good opening scene but does not really progress from there. It has some great special effects and the photography is excellent but the story leaves a bit to be desired and I just did not really get it. I mean how do two mere mortal human beings give birth to a 'special' son? Many more unanswered questions remain which just made it frustrating rather than interesting.
I am a fan of Michael Shannon and Adam Driver but even they could not lift this movie from it's moderate mark, so Special it is not, more average really.