The Happening. i watched it. i watched it a couple days ago. i started it at 1030 when i should have been sleeping but no, i stayed up and watched the fucking happening. from about 5 minutes in, i knew that not only would i dislike this movie but i would hate it. i felt embarassed for everyone involved: marky mark, mrs ben gibbard, and luigi from super mario bros: the movie (mark wahlberg, zoey deschanel, john leguizamo). no one had any convinction in their characters and seemed to have a paycheck on their mind which isnt a bad thing. the bad thing is virtually everything with this crappy crap of a film.
m night shamaylan, whats going on? you had me until lady at the water. i liked the village! you directorial style is pretty good and you created some tense moments in this but your villian was the wind!? a gust of wind!? WTF!!!!!!
yeah, the most tense moments of the film (supposedly) were the gusts of wind carrying a plant toxin that makes people want to kill themselves. um...yeah. this would have made an awesome farce a la lost skeleton of cadavra or the screaming forehead (yay larry blamaire!) but done absolutely straight, this film is total shite.
what else am i supposed to say? ooooh. the wind. spooky. the last time the wind was used as a character was in 1917 in the victor sjostrom/lillian gish film appropriately called the wind. but then again, it wasnt used to scare, it was used as a metaphorical device to trap mizz gish in her marriage. now THAT is a tangent. from m night to lillian gish all in a simple paragraph. that is the art of the blog right there peeps @mpathy on twitter for more silly goodness