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The Happening Preview – 13 June

Posted in Movies with tags on May 29, 2008 by funofmovie

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer (WGA): M. Night Shyamalan (written by)
Release Date:13 June 2008 (USA)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Thriller and Politics/Religion
Tagline:We’ve Sensed It. We’ve Seen The Signs. Now… It’s Happening.
Plot:A paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley

A family is on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind–but the most basic human instinct of them all: survival.

“The Happening” is a terrible, terrible movie. I mean, it’s bad on an epic scale. It’s so bad that I can’t possibly tell you how bad it is without understating the point or making it sound like I’m picking on the film. But let me stress: this is not pent-up Shyamalan aggression or a desire to see him fail. This is bad in a jaw-dropping “they can’t really be serious, can they?” kind of way. The closest comparison I can draw is to Neil LaBute’s “Wicker Man” and, like that film, the only consolation I can offer potential theater-goers is that you might want to see it just to be in on the ground floor when the film gets its ass handed back to it.

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