So did Laura Ingraham, but I thought it was really well done. Taut, suspensful, frightening... I was really into it. But then that's one way the lovely Mrs. Kezekiel and I differ: I don't pay any attention to what the director or actors think or what they said on some silly awards show. If I did, I'd never be able to enjoy most movies, music or tv shows.
Exactly. 'Taut suspenseful and frightening' was all it set out to be. It's Spielberg's shortest film in 17 years and very apprpirately so. The audience wasn't supposed to applaud at the end. This isn't about fighting back ala Independence Day its about surviving against a seemingly insurmountable enemy. Just holding on to human life at whatever cost.