the objective

Daniel Myrick never intended to be a horror film director.

Over the course of "Blair Witch Project" co-director Daniel Myrick's spiffy 2009 sci-fi thriller "The Objective," I unearthed two very important, rarely discussed truths. The first, of course, is that Myrick has yet to recapture the magic of his iconic feature-length debut, a task that teeters, in my opinion, on the brink of impossibility. There were several memorable moments in the film that came dangerously close to covering me with goosebumps, though each of these scenes is hampered by Myrick's desire to keep the majority of the story's secrets in the dark.