April Fool’s Day 1986 is a joyful whodunit, April Fool’s Day 2008 is a whydyoudoit.
If your horror flick has outstanding practical creature effects, you immediately have my attention. Hatching goes further to blend coming-of-age awkwardness with an aviary monster that hatches from a discovered egg. As IGN’s official review acknowledges, “With delightful practical effects, and a spectacular child performance at its center, Finnish body-horror movie Hatching works despite itself.” At barely 90 minutes and loaded with full-on shots of a spectacularly grim bird-beast, you’re in good hands.
A special shout-out goes to Siiri Solalinna,…
It's simple. I found the film vulnerable and intimate, but also strung together with cotton candy threads that disintegrated as each scene passed. Yes, it's PTA getting back to his roots and emulating Linklater — in my opinion, not very well.
I was never swept up in the magic, to say. Only found tedious swindles and racial stereotypes on a 90s MAD TV caricature level that, um, don't need to be recreated? As a PTA fan otherwise, major bummer.
No hate to those who dug it! This is a "me" thing, it seems.