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« on: June 16, 2008, 12:28:31 AM »

The Happening [2008] M. Night Shyamalan
http://www.wtf-film.com/ARTICLES/JUNE_2008/THEHAPPENING.shtml

"With a purported $57,000,000 behind it, THE HAPPENING comes across as little more than 90 or so minutes of expensively unrealized potential."

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 08:13:39 AM »

I finally got around to seeing this one last night.  I remember that there was a huge hate thread for this film in the forum somewhere, but it didn't come up when I did a search for it.  Anyway, this one wasn't nearly as bad as I had thought it might be from all the commentary I've read.

It wasn't as good as some of M. Night's earlier films, but it was still a fairly solid little horror movie with some genuinely creepy moments.  The "lawnmower scene" was incredibly creepy!  The denoument was weak, I thought, but overall I rather enjoyed this movie.

BTW, I never did see M. Night do his usual cameo . . . did I just miss it?
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 08:46:44 PM »

I finally got around to seeing this one last night.  I remember that there was a huge hate thread for this film in the forum somewhere, but it didn't come up when I did a search for it.  Anyway, this one wasn't nearly as bad as I had thought it might be from all the commentary I've read.

It wasn't as good as some of M. Night's earlier films, but it was still a fairly solid little horror movie with some genuinely creepy moments.  The "lawnmower scene" was incredibly creepy!  The denoument was weak, I thought, but overall I rather enjoyed this movie.

BTW, I never did see M. Night do his usual cameo . . . did I just miss it?

I finally watched this last night. I had been putting it off because i was so disappointed with lady in the water. Then after I saw a documentary on him (which was layed on so thick it could have passed for tiramisu) I have a sort of loathing for him.

However, The Happening was alot better than I thought it would be and Miss Jones was generally creepy (coming from the mountains, i can attest that there are actually people like her). I too was on the look-out for a cameo appearance by M, however I missed it. Has anyone saw it, or did he just leave himself out this time
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 07:57:53 AM »

One of my kids went to this and when I asked her how it was, I just got a rolling of the eyes and an "oh gawd...". 
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