Just saw this, after loving the special effects in the previews. Definitely an interesting movie, especially from a Scientologist’s perspective. In Scientology 8-8008, Ron covers the processes about creation of one’s own universe, where one makes one’s own rules and is king of all of that creation. The scenes in the asylum also could almost have been written by someone at CCHR, which is also interesting (in that the message is obviously getting out).
I gave the movie 8 out of 10 on IMDB, because I think it was really quite good. Can’t give it 10, because it was a little too cliché in some regards, and that held it back from top votes.
All in all, if you want some incredible special effects, or are interested in a truly interesting take on the connection between creativity and sanity, see it. If what you’re looking for is more erotic (as the previews hinted at), this isn’t the movie you want. If what you want is great storytelling, there are better options (like Lost in Translation, one of my all-time favorites in that regard). This one is a little disturbed, a little shocking, very visually and audially impressive, and definitely interesting.