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What's 'Happening'?

 So the last post listed here is from February?!  Wow.

We'll I don't know if anyone is keeping up with this com anymore but I thought I would post about the movie I saw tonight.  M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" came out on Friday staring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel.  I'll probably talk about spoilers so if you haven't seen it yet just keep on keepin' on.

I thought this was another disappointing movie from M. Night.  I hate to say that because I really like his movies and I thought this was a clever idea, but it just wasn't done very well.  

The only redeeming quality this movie had was all the gruesome deaths scenes.  That was the only thing that lived up to his self proclaimed idea of the movie being "B movie-esque."

The writing was bad, the acting was bad and the overall flow of the movie was bad.  I could have overlooked all of this if the movie had payed off at the end, but it didn't.  There was no twist.  You come to expect that in M. Night's movies, and this movie seemed to spoil itself in the first twenty minutes.

Even if I could have ignored most of the things I disliked about it, I just don't get it.  (I'm going to talk about the main plot point of the movie now, just so ya' know)

"Oh my God, the trees noooooo..."  huh?

In every end of the world type movie plant life flourishes after all/most of the people are killed off.  The earth and plant life always seems to bounce back and we know that's true from the way the ruins and other abandoned man-made structures look once nature has a chance to heal itself.  Plants would not all of a sudden develop the ability to attack and focus that attack on the northeast.  That makes no sense.  

If they did develop that ability and could produce a toxin that caused people to kill themselves, they would not be able to concentrate it.  It would not have a focused plan of attack.  WHY?

Like I said there was some amount of tension during the death scenes, but overall the movie never really sparked anything.  And there was also no realy chemistry between Alma and Elliot.  I could sit here and nitpick about every little thing, but I'll stop now.

It just seems that nothing he does will live up to the Sixth Sense or Unbreakable.  But two great movies is better than none, so why not keep trying?


What did you think??