We saw it this afternoon.
Let me first say - this ain't your parents' monster movie! In fact, this isn't like any kind of monster movie you've ever seen, because it really is a new concept.
Basically, you know how in Godzilla movies there are the masses that scream and run? Well, this is basically from their perspective. It's all shot from a hand-held videocamera perspective. If you get motion sick really easy, you may want to skip this. There have been reports of people actually getting sick in the theaters. Not from the content, from the perspective.
But without giving away anything, this is probably the most intense movie I've ever seen. I found myself leaning back in my seat through most of it, as if sitting back 2 inches would futher remove me from it. But although it is a monster movie, it isn't all blood and gore (I don't like those kinds of movies), and while the monster is key in the plot, it is at it's core a movie about Rob and Beth. So it's a survival story, a bravery story, a love story, a story about friends and family. And yet it's a monster story. You really don't find out a whole lot about the monster because Rob and his friends don't find out much about the monster. Because this story takes place the night the monster attacks New York City. No one really knows anything about the monster.
Overall, I actually really liked the movie and I am not a monster movie type of person. I went because Earl has been obsessed with the viral marketing. It built a lot of expectations for a lot of people, and it lived up to it.