The Happening

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  1. xomgitscoryx

    xomgitscoryx New Member

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    I know it's a while before it comes out but is anyone else looking forward to it?

    I want to see if Shyamalan can rebound from his past couple of movies. They seem to be getting worse and worse as they come along.
     
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    I do, but I'm guessing this time the twist will be that there is no twist.
     
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    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

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    :mamoru: I will laugh at that if it is.


    It looked good in the preview although I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to make it into a zombie flick right at the end.
     
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    xomgitscoryx New Member

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    how ironic
     
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    garbage. just awful. do not waste a cent on this one.
     
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    I just "aquired" it yesterday just to see how bad it is. It really did look good in the previews. I kinda hate that I've already been pretty much spoiled to the ending, or rather, what's causing people to kill themselves. :mamoru:
     
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    watched it on blu-ray and even that couldn't save this shitstorm. what's causing the people to kill themselves is really dumb and doesn't make sense with the logistics of it.
     
  8. i actually paid to see this in theaters :(

    his movies went down hill after unbreakable.
     
  9. Bouwnt

    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    i thought it was pretty cool, definitely different than your typical zombie/undead/whatever - run - shoot - hide - kill flick that most people would like to see.

    a lot of his movies are hit and miss though, but if you've seen his other films you already know his style and that it's not gonna be like that.

    i think most of the people who are say it sucked, or not to waste a cent on it, were expecting him to make some blockbuster film for them to watch...
     
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    I loved Unbreakable :o
     
  11. same here. i love it!

    i thought i was the only person that liked it :wiggle:
     
  12. Chitown B

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    no, i just expected that in a film called "The Happening" that something would "happen". All it was was running from one place to another, running from the wind. Like that is possible. If you know how fast something dissipates into the air you'd know that's ridiculous. Wahlberg couldn't act his way out of a paper bag in this one, and even Zooey's acting was awful which is really strange for her. M. Night can't direct people, same as George Lucas.
     
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    Bouwnt choppa choppaaa

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    this is very true... though the acting is never really the focal point in his movies either. most of them tend to focus more on the development of the story, and the point behind it, rather than the development/interaction between characters.

    a very shitty tradeoff, but i realize this and overlook it when watching his movies
     
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    i normally overlook at it as well, which i think is a prerequisite for M. Night, however in this movie that's all there was so I had to focus on something. Not much happened, it was basically talking heads. Which is fine, if the acting was good (think Before Sunrise), but it just wasn't.
     
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    I paid to see this shitstorm of a movie when it was out in theaters too.

    It was a combination of the worst possible cinematic elements colliding into one giant clusterfuck.

    Seriously, even some respectable actors were acting TERRIBLY. The DP, whoever it was, did a shitty ass job...cinematography was just awful...shots of fucking trees blowing in the wind? Was it suppose to look dramatic or suspenseful?

    The previews for this movie made it look like it had soooooo much potential. I lost ALL respect for mns after this movie, and I LOVED sixth sense and unbreakable...it's so sad.
     
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    Yeah my dad is the only other person who liked it. I think it just flew under the radar or something, a lot of people don't even know it exists.
     
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    Some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard.
     
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    sixth sense was a fluke, mns just sux. i keep watching this guys movies expecting to see something as good as sixth sense but we get the happening
     

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