Monday, June 16, 2008

Review: The Happening


We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening.

Yes, another new movie from M.Night Shyamalan. The man behind 6th Sense, Unbreakable, & Lady in the water. I have fond memories of those movies. Of how the intrigue play itself and how everything ties up neatly in the end.

The Happening though is not happening at all. The story has loose ends here and there and the excitement fizzles out in the end. This is not Shyamalan's style at all. There is no good story here. The characters are there but their essence is not. With a slow story that plays out, no explanation of what so ever to the epidemic that hit the world and utterly decimate the population.

Trying to throw in a mix of scary screenplay, Shyamalan resorted to throw in cheap thrill of how the people die. Sudden loud bang and the show of corpse, the whole movie feels... cheap...
My movie meter(my gf) rated the movie somewhere around the level of ok-ok lar. She fidgeted through the whole movie and shifted her hand here and there. Comparatively, in The Incredible Hulk, she sat still and watch the whole movie with no movement at all.

Truthfully, The Happening is just not happening for M.Night Shyamalan. The magic that was in 6th Sense & Unbreakable is no longer there at all.


-Because I Can-

4 comments:

zeroediting said...

Yep, the only thing happening is bad reviews all over the web.

Reveur said...

He is just losing his touch.. Sigh.. I loved Sixth Sense and Unbreakable but this one is just heart wrenchingly bad movie..

Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

I saw the trailer recently; I thought it had a great hook. But the reviews seem to be unanimous: this is apparently a really bad movie.

Arkayn said...

Yup the movie indeed sucked, i pray to all the gods that the next movie Mark Wahlberg will be in won't be a flop. Hope Max Payne the movie will be as good as the game