You know, it’s clunky, the idea is kind of predictable, but I was spooked at times, and I always find M. Night’s films to be clever, if not always the day after viewing them. I’m glad what seemed to be the surprise was revealed at the beginning of act III, not the end. The concept overall is a very intelligent commentary on the way we live insular lives, whether it is deliberate or not. I am very surprised I enjoyed this and rather stunned at how smart it appears at first glance. I’m sure it will fall apart under further inspection. I can understand the hatred though, especially in terms of as a thriller and how Brody’s character makes no sense. But if one sees it as an impression about how they believed they ought to act, it almost works like satire.