Movie: "The Happening"

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    Jun 16, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    OMG I just saw it two nights ago. One of the worst movies I've seen. Mark Wahlberg's acting was so awkward and that was weird because he's not really that bad of an actor I've seen him in other stuff ... then John Leguizamo's acting was so robotic and the dialogue was so cheesy sometimes. The ending so beyond anti climatic it bordered on the laughable. The actors probaly gave up on with the film and just thought "fuck it" that's why their acting looks so terrible. bad director is the ulimate culprit definitely.
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    Jun 16, 2008 1:38 PM GMT
    This movie looked interesting. But the reviews havent been the best. Guess i will just wait for it to come out on dvd.
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    Jun 16, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    That's why I went and watched the Hulk instead
    Edward Norton is the s**t!
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Yes, Edward Norton is indeed, and hot to boot.

    But you know what? I will go see The Happening just so I can point and laugh my ass off. It looks like it'll be this year's biggest summer comedy movie.
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    Pheew made the right choice then..had a toss up between hulk n the happening at the cinema yesterday..chose the former
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    Well that nails it, so to speak icon_wink.gif
    I almost went to see this flick yesterday, but opted to cook out instead, lol
    Has any one seen "The Strangers"? I thought that looked like a good potential scare flick but haven't seen it "yet" either.
    Thanks for the review of The Happening guys - sad but most of M Knight's films have been zzzz'ers
    except Sixth Sense and the alien one (forgot the name)
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:49 PM GMT

    Don't know, the promise of Mark Wahlberg scared, gets me excited.
    I'm guessing it'll be like Halle Barry scared in Gothika, except more homo-erotic, maybe by a hair, lol.

    .....................................gothika
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    Jun 16, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    I just watched "what happens in Vegas| with Cam Diaz and Ashton and it was an easy film to watch and Ashton is so cute and he likes older? Yeh Demi ?


    Cam' is stunning as always!
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    Jun 17, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    TurkishDelight saidI just watched "what happens in Vegas| with Cam Diaz and Ashton and it was an easy film to watch and Ashton is so cute and he likes older? Yeh Demi ?


    Cam' is stunning as always!


    I was pleasantly surprised because I don't particular see Ashton as a good actor. What Happend in Vegas is definitely a good film ... very entertainment.
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    Jun 17, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    ChicGymGeek saidYes, Edward Norton is indeed, and hot to boot.

    But you know what? I will go see The Happening just so I can point and laugh my ass off. It looks like it'll be this year's biggest summer comedy movie.


    I loved Edward Norton's look on American History X ... man he looked HOT! He needs to shave his head again and grow his goatee because well, ... yummy!!!! icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    Is "The Happening" a remake of the 1967 movie?
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    I agree, Edward Norton is extremely good-looking, and I thought he was amazing in American History X.

    As for "The Happening," I saw it. It was horrible.

    The weird thing is, the premise (nature's retribution on man) is a good one. It could've been a really neat movie. But the execution--god, it was the worst.

    I couldn't figure out if the acting was terrible. . . or the dialogue was so bad, so wildly unrealistic and so unlike anything resembling normal human interaction, that no actor could make it sound good. Maybe it was both.

    Too bad, 'cause I like Mark Wahlberg in most everything he does. But not in this. Maybe nobody could be good in this.

    Maybe it's better than some of those D-grade original movies they show Saturday night on the Sci-Fi Channel . . . but not much.
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    And jprichva. . . no, this is not a remake of the '67 movie. This is an M. Night Shamalayn (sic? sorry, I think that's misspelled) movie about. . . trees and plants and grass emitting a crippling neurotoxin that invades the brain cells of human beings. . . causing them to kill themselves.

    The upshot is that we've destroyed Nature, so now, she's out to get us.

    Actually, the premise is a good one. . . better than how I'm describing it here, at least. But the execution is horrible. I wouldn't recommend it. Too bad, 'cause it could've been a good movie.
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    I didn't think too much of the movie. It "wasn't happening".. as far as I was concerned.

    I liked "The Homecoming" better....LOL


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    Jun 17, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Just another movie that glorifies violence....sounds like...

    I was appalled a couple of weeks ago while watching the A&E version of "the Andromeda Strain" when they showed some man walk up to a store security camera and take a chain-saw and saw his head off in front of the camera...

    Filming people committing suicide seems to be the new cinema du jour, apparently.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    smalltownboy saidJust another movie that glorifies violence....sounds like...

    I was appalled a couple of weeks ago while watching the A&E version of "the Andromeda Strain" when they showed some man walk up to a store security camera and take a chain-saw and saw his head off in front of the camera...

    Filming people committing suicide seems to be the new cinema du jour, apparently.icon_rolleyes.gif


    You make an interesting point because there were a lot of scenes of people committing suicide in various ways ... I mean like right-up to the minute of causing bodily harm and the camera stays with the person the whole time, forcing you to see its gruesome detail. It was kind of disturbing ... for example: there was a scene of some construction workers jumping off a building and it was so robotic and unreal it was kind of comical... I heard quite a few teenager in the theater laugh over that scene ... I understood it was pretty cartoonish but still I found it pretty disturbing: after all, we were laughing at people killing themselves and we're supposed to find it funny?
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:49 PM GMT
    "The Happening" was terrible.
    It wasn't scary.
    It wasn't interesting.
    It wasn't even laughably bad.

    Just when I thought it couldn't get worse, you can see a microphone boom come down into the scene not once...not twice...but THREE times.

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    Jun 17, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    As said above: It is a bad happening...

    The trailer is more scary & interesting than the actual film! It gives away the only interesting bits of the film. Not worth watching. Microphones appear a lot indeed! That's so bad for a film of that standard. But unfortunately, it's not the worst the film offers...
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    M. Night seems to think his every bowel movement is a happening, as is evidenced by this and the last piece of shit he dumped on us.
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:55 PM GMT
    I would have to say The Happening is one of the WORST movies I've ever seen! Mark Wahlberg should be ashamed of himself for allowing this movie to be released. First off Mark is hot and did you see his wife in the movie! Can someone say MisMatch!!!!! Second M.Night needs to crawl under a rock somewhere and stay there. His last 3 movies (the village, lady in the water, and the happening) Have been horrible!
    I almost and i really mean almost asked for my money back! I will be shocked if M.Night finds a studio that will fund any of his movies again!

    P.S. that army guy in the happening was HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!

    Well, Dorky Hot!!!!!!
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    Yes BodyWork4 i saw the strangers another disappointing movie
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    Jun 17, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    I guess M. Night Shamalalanananan lost it. I liked sixth sense, and the Signs. Everything else has sucked.

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    Jun 19, 2008 6:15 PM GMT

    Frankly, I liked the idea of the film. And I don't think the film is bad. It's an interesting theory with some exaggerated and bizarre scenes, like the old woman...icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 19, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    Good idea... bad film.


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    Jun 19, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    Rod Searling did M. Shalyman's shitck 40 years ago with more wit and intellegence. Someone needs to buy this guy "The Twilight Zone" box set so he can see that he's not saying anything new or innovating. (I haven't seen "the Happening" yet but did see "The Village" which I thought was a big gimmick which was laughable but not entirely irrelevant.)