barrett’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hoop-Tober 2.0 - Film 3/31
Okay. Okaaaaaaaaaaaay. So. I've been reading many reviews of this film. And I honestly don't know what I, personally, think about it.
The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan's 2008 film, is.... an odd one. The debate surrounding this film basically just consists of two ideas: the first being that the film is essentially a metaphoric/satirical film, and the second just being that it wasn't purposeful at all, and just plain shitty.
Honestly, either interpretation could be correct. I myself, cannot choose which one I think is correct.
I'll end up rewatching this at some point, to try and figure it out. Because fucking christ, if it's purposefully this way, it's easily genius cinema. If it's not, I swear to god I'll burn every copy of this so that nobody ever has to sit through this again.