Just when you were beginning to pass your grade school learning what little Miss
Muffet was eating when she saw that creepy spider and suffered that bout of arachnophobia,
Director Lee Tamahori decides to jump into the nightmare while the water is still
warm, and springs this 'almost-ghastly-but-not-quite-there' movie in our face.
The usual cops and kidnappers formula is wrapped and re-wrapped in shiny paper,
and seems to be praying rather loudly and quite fervently that we iodine-deficient,
simpleminded people won't notice it.