I'm in bed watching The Descent (2005) because I read on these very forums that the new Tomb Raider borrows a lot from its visual style, and I loved that game.
"The Descent" SPOILERS ahead:
However, neither the atmosphere of the movie nor the white Gollum-esque beasts in their underground den are doing it for me because I've been there several times in video games. I'm looking at Sarah while she remains still looking at the beasts around her in the dark through her night vision camera and just thinking that she should grab an engineer plasma cutter and chop those white fleshy Dead Space 2 babies to bits. Or burn the Gravier looking ones with Igni and then one-hit-kill them using a silver sword.
Talkin' bout these:
I'm thinking that had I not played a video game that showed me such creatures and allowed me to stomp them I'd be more terrified or shocked right now. However I'm just carelessly looking at the screen thinking of all the ways I'd handled the situation in a video game.
Is this a problem for you as well?
Regardless of whether the movie is good or bad, I'm pretty sure the thing I mentioned above is supposed to have a scary near-death-ish shock value.