The HappeningHD Closed Captioning
M. Night Shyamalan
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About the Movie
Mark Wahlberg stars as a man who takes his family on the run when a natural disaster threatens to end civilization. For years, the earth has been the victim of mankind's "progress," and the pollution has finally built to a point that causes a global backlash. An invisible neurotoxin is released into the air making the people in Philadelphia go crazy and kill themselves. The Happening is a paranoid thrill ride through this large-scale, cataclysmic environmental crisis that turns into a struggle by mankind to overcome nature.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 176
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 144
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Feeble gust of an environmental horror story.
Rotten: Shyamalan tries to give the events a scientific underpinning. But his logic is spotty, so what are meant to be eerie moments are not convincing.
Rotten: A patchy, uninspired eco-thriller whose R rating (a first for Shyamalan) looks more like a B.O. hindrance than an artistic boon.
Rotten: Shyamalan's such an eager recycler, grinding out the same ideas and images again and again. The man who showed such promise less than a decade ago has been leaving a diminishing creative footprint ever since.
After the joke that was "Lady in the Water", I thought that M. Night Shyamalan would bounce back with a scary, nasty thriller with "The Happening", a movie that looked interesting from the previews. Sadly, it was terrible. Bad acting, unintentional hilarity, and a horrid script ruined this movie. The worst part about it is that the movie showed premise from the start, but quickly fell apart as our one-dimensional characters were introduced. I'll admit, the movie was entertaining due to the humor, but that really wasn't why I saw this movie. My advice: avoid like the plague, unless there's no other comedies out at the moment.
THIS MOVIE WAS SO LAME!
I WISH I COULD GET THOSE 2 HOURS OF MY LIFE BACK. CLICK [YES] IF U AGREEE.
Just give up while you can, Shyamalan.