Sound Off: The Happening - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 13, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Auteur M. Night Shyamalan unveils his sixth movie this summer - The Happening. This was one of the most spoiled and one of the most questioned films to hit this summer. Did Shyamalan get himself back on the right track? How did Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel do? Was this even worse than Lady in the Water? Unfortunately I don't think the answers to these questions are as positive as you might be hoping, but that's because no one really knows what to expect with Shyamalan. Has M. Night finally lost his marbles? Or is this one of the most original films this summer? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of The Happening.
Sorry for the delay in getting this out today, as I just saw The Happening tonight. To fuel the fire, I really did not like this movie. What happened Shyamalan?! The Happening was absolutely terrible - I can't even say any of it was enjoyable. I will admit that I was freaked out for a few minutes, but that feeling quickly went away because the script is so atrocious that I laughed at nearly every spoken word. It never really lead anywhere - the ending was just bland and boring. Hot dogs? Seriously? What happened Mark Wahlberg? You used to be good! I'm not sure how this all happened (pun intended), but Shyamalan has really hit rock bottom with The Happening. He better pull himself out of the gutter soon or he'll quickly disappear forever.
What did you think of The Happening? M. Night Shyamalan's best or worst movie to date?