I won't tell you if the aliens manage to spirit anyone away in the course of this film, but I'll tell you this: Several audience members vanished during the screening. The strange happenings keep happening. The para-normal activities continue to propagate. But the pace is deadly-- and the kid (spoiler alert) can't even phone home without a lot of fuzzy interference. I stayed through the whole tedious mess, and when I walked out, I stopped frozen in my tracks with gaping mouth and eyes rolled back. The theatre manager said, "Snap out of it. What's the matter with you anyway?" And I replied in horrified disbelief, "Oh my gosh! Where was I for the last 2 hours?"