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