Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Happening

Solid, but unsubtle. Not as bad as people have been implying, but not as good as some of his other films either. Shyamalan is becoming very distinctive in his concerns, exploring them from different angles. They resonate with me but I can understand them being alien to others.

There were some bizarre things in this film though - eg the presence of a boom mike in one shot (deliberate?) - and there was one crucial scene about 2/3 of the way in, involving the lead couple, which seemed to 'clang' badly - but again, it may have been deliberate.

So: worth watching, but probably not worth watching at the cinema if you're not already a fan. 3.5/5

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