Well, overall it was 6$ well spent. But ONLY because of the "ANIMATRIX" trailer/minifilm before the movie. That thing is fucking incredible. I was always, even with DOA3XBV, really doubtful of CGS's potential for making hot chicks. But this without question lays that one to rest. See that, then walk out.
...because the actual movie is a cliche wrapped in a derivative work stuffed in a sack of shit. King plagiarizes his own works, from "Stand By Me" to "IT"; He plagiarizes Alien and the X-files; He regurgitates the very worst subplots of action films in what may well be the worst performance of Morgan Freeman's career (and yes, I've seen Prince of Thieves).
When, oh when, will horror movie makers realize that only in very specific sorts of films, with very specific sorts of artists at work, do big computer-generated monsters work? The movie seems to have promise with a lot of subtleties, camera work, and humour used to frame an eerie setup...but once you see the first major bad guy, you know you are in for a whole movie's worth of the Spider-clown monster from "It".
It's a damn shame, because the group of friends is really well done. Jason Lee is funny as hell, and his buddies are no slouches. They have a very believable rapport. But if you're going to center the movie's heroics around a retarded kid, you had better have a good reason for it; this movie does that kind of shit for kicks. And then they give him FUCKING CANCER just to spice it up.
See the matrix minimovie, elsewhere if you can. It will leave you drooling for more. But this movie is a botched abortion.