This was mostly a pleasant surprise for me. I never saw the two previous takes on this tale, but this one features good acting and pretty good direction. There are two quick scenes—one involving a knife, one involving a microwave—that I could have done without.
Kids will like it, but it's a kind of an up-and-down flick. Some of the action and special effects are definitely second rate, and—though I like The Rock quite a bit—he isn't given much to do in this one.