I'll try and give my view on the "strange" or unrealistic events that happened in the movie.
The daughter is completely deaf;
The daughter became deaf 3 years ago in a car accident. I don't think that she is entirely deaf. There were I believe 3 moments in the movie where we were hearing what she was hearing, a high pitched frequency and a very far away sound. And also, that a person is called deaf does not mean that he/she is entirely void of sound or can not speak. The actress did a good job portraying a girl who is deaf and talks, it should take away the believe of people not being able to talk normal while being deaf. Don't believe me? There are videos of deaf people complaining that people do not believe they are deaf because they speak so well.
Carnivorous Bats surviving millions of years underground;
It's not really such a strange thought that creatures could survive underground in caves for millions of years.
There are underground lakes, so it's not unreasonable to think they ate normal bats, snakes, fish and maybe even other animals we don't know of (it's still a fantasy movie). That they survived million of years is plausible.
World ending event;
To me the movie did not seem to be implying that the world is ending, but that only America was being attacked. The Vesps only originated from one place and on the first day started attacking some cities in America. The second day they find out in the farm house that entire regions are without electricity, not whole states. The third day, after the night in which they fought the cult, they left the house and are heading towards the north. We never know in what state the rest of the world is.
Internet still works;
As long servers are powered, the internet works. Without human maintenance it'll probably last only a few years. So it's comforting to know we can still communicate for a while if it happens for real. Besides in the movie, the few days that we followed the Family, we know that power is working in some regions. So it seems logic to me that internet was working at some places in the movie. (while they were in the city it worked, the internet stopped working when they were in the farm house and they had internet again when they arrived in the north).
Staying Home like the news said;
Yes, of course stay where there are literally thousands of them flying over your head, as you could see when the family moved out. And when they moved out there were army jets flying towards the centre of the city. I don't think trying to survive so close to thousands of those creatures with the army trying to fight them (without sound?) would be a very good idea. Let's say you do stay in the house. You would have to be really still. All noisy applications off, no cooking, no sneezing or coughing. You can't flush the toilet, the stink would be unbearable. Any sound would be notable because there are no other sounds to camouflage it. I say it was a good choice to move out of the city. It is high likely that the rural area would probably have less of those creatures and therefore I would think have a higher survival rate than staying in the city next to those thousands of creatures.
The family made stupid decisions;
When they heard the news they got out of the city because of the noise and the thousands of creatures flying over their city. They chose to go to the rural area, where there would be less noise and maybe also less of those creatures. They searched for a house to have shelter for the night, which is probably better than staying in the car with cracked windows. They searched for medicine which they needed badly. They found out that north was probably saver so they moved north where they could survive. So every major surviving decisions they made, they decided as most of us would do. Which I find not so bad decisions.
Cult created within days;
It's not unreasonable to think that the moment such an event occurs, existing cults or a bifurcation of a cult would rise within a very short period of time. Reminds me of the mayan 2012 end of the world hoax, people were very quick to believe that. You only need a few people with fear who want to believe and a someone who twist and turns truths and you have a cult, as history has repetitively shown us, that is never hard to do when there is a crisis.
That Fertile thing;
When I saw that the lunatic wrote that, the first thing that came to mind was that the leader is a pedophile and the others are following him because they are also pedophiles or he convinced them to believe the human race is decimating and it needs to repopulate. I guess the writers could have come up with some better reason to kidnap the deaf girl.
The creatures are stupid;
Are they really? They just came out the caves, so it's logic that not all have learned what each sound means. If there is a sequel, we'll probably find out if they have learned to distinguish the above ground sounds, like the wood chipper.
Kill all the creatures with the wood chipper;
It was a nice scene with the wood chipper, too bad the wood chipper stopped because it got stuck with the bodies (dad does not let go of the button). The family did the right thing trying to get away from the creatures and start finding other people, they are not soldiers who are setup with the task to exterminate all those creatures, they are a family who needed to survive.
Lure the creatures with sirens;
That would have probably been a better scene than the metro situation, lure the Vesps with a siren so that the city folk can escape and then suddenly the siren stops because the thousands of Vesps broke the loudspeaker and they are now after the noisy people who are trying to escape.
Lure the creatures with a loud noise and bomb them;
I'm sure the military were at the place where the most Vesps were, we saw jets flying towards the city. And they probably have had great ideas to exterminate thousands at a time. Me, I'd prefer poisoning them instead of bombing them. But we are following the family who were trying to get away from the Vesps. We only know what the family knows.
So this was my (fair?) view amongst all these bad reviews BUT,
The movie felt as if it could not decide if it should be an action movie or not. I can therefore understand what the disappointed reviewers were talking about, they should have stayed home or how the army should kill the creatures and the sudden cult leader thing. At those moments it felt like the action could start right now but then it didn't. When the family heard the news, they could've stayed home and all kind of exiting stuff could happen, but they didn't stay. When they moved out, the jets were flying over to the city, it felt like now here comes the army and does their thing, but we don't see it. And with the cult leader it felt like something exciting and smart is going to happen, but it went in a different direction. It is a very simple 'what if' story and although it was told maybe in what I felt like an undecided way, I was immersed in the story and wanted to know what would happen. Therefore a rating of 6.
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