Still, why tempt them by making loud noises?
Early on I had bad flashbacks to Spielberg's "War of the Worlds". I'm glad this film had the sense to leave the kids behind after the first 20 minutes or so.
Indeed. Though the getting the asthma medication made for a pleasant distraction, but then the kids went into a coma and pretty much slept for the rest of the movie.
And maybe I missed something, but why did the WIFE have the sat-phone? Why didn't the General or the head of the UN or whomever have it? When Brad wanted to talk to his boss(es) he had to contact them through his wife? And nice use of the "wife calls the phone which is not set to vibrate during a sound-sensitive mission" trope, Movie.