The Happening – HUGE DISAPOINTMENT
July 7, 2008
I try to remain an M. Night Shymalan fan. I loved Signs and Sixth Sense. I enjoyed Unbreakable. I didn’t mind Lady in the Water. The Village wasn’t great. And now The Happening. I was really excited to see this one. I had such expectations.
And it was awful.
The premise was slightly okay but really over done. In the end, even the premise didn’t make a lot of sense. It won’t give anything away to say people were, for some reason, motivated to kill themselves and many chose to do so in obvious, graphic, and foolish ways. That doesn’t fit the movie at all. It was so pointless.
And the acting was bad. The writing was bad. The movie was really short – which maybe was a good thing.
Wow. I was so upset. I wanted to enjoy it. I can’t say anything else. Go see Iron Man.