I know it's stupid to put your faith in an Oren Peli production but I really had high hopes for this one. And while it's not AWFUL, it's not very good either. It starts out pretty good.
The opening scene is well directed, and sets the stage excellently. The film's attention to detail and ancient history is also fascinating and keeps the viewer engrossed. It also takes a while for the outright "horror" stuff to begin. The sets and locations keep things creepy though, and for awhile it almost feels like you're watching an Indiana Jones flick.
Sadly, once scary things begin happening the film takes a nose-dive. Indeed, the cliched jump-scares, stupid character desicions and ominious noises start kicking in and the whole thing begins feeling like all the other generic big-studio horror flicks we've seen in the last few years.
While arrogant protagonists are common-place in the genre the lead character here is so stupid that it's not funny. Don't get me wrong. She's a likeable character, but her overly driven sense is a little off the wall. Even the dumbest characters from all the horror movies last year put together don't make as many plainly idiotic descions as this girl.
There's a few creative scenes, but most of them were shown in the trailers, and the rest just isn't good enough.
I suppose you could do alot worse with a few hours of your time, but you could do so much better.