Extreme ‘Happening’ division

Posted by · 2:57 am · June 11th, 2008

It has an issue or two, granted, but it doesn’t deserve a major thrashing. It’s too refined, too expertly fused.


All I’m saying is that it’s a odd feeling watching a career end before your very eyes.


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  • 1 6-11-2008 at 10:25 am

    Zac said...

    For some reason, DP’s remarks reminded me of what he says at the end of his Elizabethtown review:

    “When greatness fades, it is an ugly light indeed.”

    Fortunately, for Cameron, he can get back on track with his next film, unlike M. Night, who has fallen far with his last two films.

  • 2 6-11-2008 at 11:53 am

    Chad said...

    Shyamalan deserves some derision for sure. His screenwriting leaves a lot to be desired but his camera direction should be studied by anyone interested in filmmaking. And his continuing attempts to make blockbusters out of original material is admirable in this day and age. I for one, haven’t really liked any of his films since “Unbreakable” but will once again be first in line to see “The Happening” over “The Incredible Hulk” any day in the hopes that his potential can once again overcome his ego.

  • 3 6-13-2008 at 8:11 pm

    Joel said...

    I LOVED this film, as well as “Lady in the Water”. I disagree with you, Chad: I think he’s one of the finest screenwriters of this generation, as well as one of the best directors.

    I’m not sure what the beef was about “Lady in the Water”. The film was NOT just a “bedtime story”, it was about one man’s calling to be something he wasn’t ready to be. That’s why it was so effective to me.