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The Happening


Jeff Nelson

Stay away, far away, from The Happening

The Happening
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M. Night Shyamalan is a very well known director all over the world. He has given the film The Sixth Sense that everyone knows and most love. A lot of the public was excited to see what Shyamalan would come up with next. Unfortunately, it was not something good.

The story is about a family getting into a crisis that threatens everybody on earth. Everybody begins to commit suicide for no reason and it up to the main character, Mark Wahlberg, to figure out what is happening and to stop it. I heard about it and thought it sounded promising, but the movie drove it in the complete opposite direction. It became stupid and even became a parody of itself, unintentionally. It seems M. Night should start working harder to write a decent script for his next film.

The acting is mediocre, at best. Mark Wahlberg is a great actor, but I don't see him trying in this movie. He looked and sounded like he was forced to do the movie unwillingly. This just added to how unbelievable the situations were, but expected a bit more out of this cast.

There are not many visuals used in The Happening. Large amounts of wind is blown and there are a couple gruesome deaths in there, but nothing big. The visuals that are shown in this movie are alright for what they were.

Overall, The Happening is a sad excuse for a movie. After seeing this lousy movie, I wanted to get my money back, but I couldn't. I felt incredibly ripped off with this garbage. The reason for the suicide waves is ridiculous and silly. If you are looking for a good thriller, look elsewhere, this is one of the worst films I have seen in recent years. Stay away, far away, from The Happening.

My Rating = One Half  Star

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