The Happening


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Mark Wahlberg as Elliot Moore
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Zooey Deschanel as Alma Moore
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Jeremy Strong as Private Auster
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601.15 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 1 / 10
1.40 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 7 / 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by acedj7 / 10

I don't see the issue

A lot of people I know, and a lot of reviewers on here run this movie down. Is it great? No. But it is a good movie. It could even be plausible. Humans are a blight upon this world, and who is to say that nature wouldn't act out against us? No the writing is not the best for MNS, but it is a good thriller. Give it a shot.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird2 / 10

Proof that a movie with such potential could fall so hard

As I have said before, I am not a M Night Shyamalan detractor, I just feel saddened that somebody responsible for a masterpiece such as The Sixth Sense and a great movie like Unbreakable could fall to lows by being responsible for a movie as strange as Lady in the Water and as horrible as this. For me, Shyamalan's worst film is between this and The Last Airbender.

The Happening did have a brilliant idea, but sadly this is living proof that a great concept could fall victim to such poor execution. The only redeeming values were the score that brims with beauty and intensity and Zooey Deschannel's sympathetic performance.

Everything else however is a failure. The film doesn't look so bad actually in the scenery and effects, but because there is no life to the film I could never properly enjoy it. Plus there is some camera work annoyances that were one of many flaws for Lady in the Water, such as the focusing on nothing and half-faces, not to mention the ridiculously long keep ahead of the wind close-up.

I wish I had better news about the story, script and characters, but I can't. The script is incredibly contrived and ham-fisted especially Mark Wahlberg's lunatic conversation with a plastic pot plant which is a contender for Wahlberg's worst ever acting moment, and Shyamalan's direction is either unfocused with the uneasy mix of disaster thriller or 1970s eco-horror or over-ambitious with again the trying to cram in too much notion that eluded a vast majority of his resume after Signs.

The characters are stereotyped, with Deschannel's the only one I had any sense of care or sympathy for. The story is a mess, it may have started off intriguingly but suffered from a lack of suspense, dull pacing, the sense that the film doesn't know whether it wants to be disaster thriller or eco-horror and one of the most hysterically awful last forty minutes I have seen of any film.

Mark Wahlberg I am not a fan of, but he has been capable of some good, even great, performances namely in The Fighter and especially Boogie Nights. But he is awful in this, one minute he is dull and the other minute he is overacting embarrassingly, it is painful to watch really. In conclusion, a mess of a film and considering the potential it should have been so much more than it was. 2/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by bkoganbing4 / 10

Overblown Outer Limits

Watching The Happening on the big screen tonight I had a feeling I was back in the Sixties looking at a souped up version of an Outer Limits episode that was given several million dollars to shoot. In fact maybe I ought to check their episode list.

The strangest terrorist attack on record takes place, starting in New York City's Central Park. People just go into slow motion, stop, become completely disoriented and then start killing themselves with the closest means at hand. One woman stabs herself in the neck with a spike, construction workers just start jumping off the buildings they work on, a policeman in Philadelphia takes out his service weapon and shoots himself and then others follow picking up his weapon to use.

All this is frightening stuff and when it starts spreading across the Middle Atlantic states, Philadelphia science teacher Mark Wahlberg picks up his wife Zooey Deschanel and leaves. Along the way they inherit young Ashlyn Sanchez from Wahlberg's colleague John Leguizamo.

M. Night Shaymalan usually does films with some spiritual meaning so I was surprised when he offered a scientific if far fetched explanation for what was happening. The plants on our planet have sped up the evolutionary process and now are emitting a disorienting gaseous toxin in the air. If that's the case the thing to do is head for the concrete however the Amtrak train taking Wahlberg and company away from Philadelphia let's them off in the woods between Philly and Harrisburg. I'm still trying to figure out why they didn't run into any Amish.

Science isn't Shaymalan's bag however and it shows. I don't think the concepts here were thought out at all. The ending you will find to be something of a surprise.

Best in the cast is Betty Buckley a strange hermit like woman who lives in the woods and offers some shelter for our travelers. But she's one strange bird as you'll discover.

The Happening was a major disappointment for me, I was expecting so much more and definitely something different.

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