Ponderous, pretentious and self-indulgent, it nonetheless puts Mr. Shyamalan's technical prowess on display. Still, you'll wonder if the pay-off was worth the journey.
The presence of pop culture refs via comics makes quite notable the absence of any humor or sense of fun, just as it makes its pretentions to deep meaning and self-importance all the more specious.
All I will say about it is that its overwhelming horror hit me more powerfully than a locomotive, and that, after I knew what it was, I couldn't believe I had overlooked it. Days later, I still find myself obsessed with that twist.