Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Director: Brad Anderson
Starring: future oscar nominee Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo
the power goes out and everybody disappears becoming shadowy people. there are only a few people left who had lights on them at the time of the power outage. what? the big shadowy collection of people, if they touch you make you disappear. batteries begin to drain quickly and the sun starts coming up later and going down sooner.
this was way dumb. i should have known by the fact of hayden christensen being involved in this movie. it should have been a dead giveaway. all these questions were brought up. what is this? what's going on? why is this happening? what caused this? will it end? why us? why did we survive? is there a point to it all?and NONE of those questions are answered. why bring them up if you're not going to answer them. especially when it's the main fucking focus and discussion of the movie. the lost colony of roanoke was brought up. why? because the same thing happened there...maybe. what happened there? i don't know! stupid. and then this little girl with a flashlight kept popping up like she maybe had some answers or knew something, but no. she just took the lone survivor out of the city on a found horse to go to chicago where maybe there might have been a few survivors that were only mentioned briefly in the beginning of the movie. oh and she had a flashlight that was solar chargeable, as if they were saved, but it was discussed earlier in the movie that it didn't matter because the sun was only up for a couple hours and soon it probably wouldn't come up at all. it didn't make sense. it was brought up and presented like a mystery, but it wasn't solved. that makes this movie stupid.
oh, and why was it called vanishing on 7th street? because that was where the bar that still had a working generator was. it turns out that only john leguizamo vanished on 7th street and the rest vanished on other streets around the 7th streets near by blocks. oh, and why was john leguizamo taken by the shadow people for three days and not turned into a shadow person? was he special? was it some sort of plot point to tell the survivors who these things were and how to fight them? no. because he was the first to go. i'm taking back my two stars and giving it a one. i hated this.