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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: The Happening... Reply with quote

...was awful. I'm done with Shyamalan; he's cut from the team.

In a nutshell:
-1.5 hours of suicides... decently disturbing, can't really argue with that
-NO TWIST... there is no twist... I don't mean that in the sense of 'oh, that was obvious since day 1'... I mean, a character suggests the cause of what's happening early in the movie and he's right... there's no mystery, there's no more to it
-I shit you not, turns out it's global warming.

Perhaps ironically, jack shit happened in this movie. People killed themselves, then it ended. Most of it was in turns hackneyed, non-sense dialogue, and suspenseful (because you're waiting for something to happen).

The other night, Emily and I watched an episode of Nova (I love that show) on honeybees (in case you don't know, they're fucked). So, it turns out that honeybees all over the world are just up and disappearing (when honeybees get sick, they fly away from the hive to die). Given the fact that a character in the movie mentions this fact... I think our good friend M. Night Shyamalan might have seen this episode and thought to himself, "what if that happened to people... in a movie made be me," and we ended up with this trash.

Easily an epic fail:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe I claimed this movie was a waste of something like $14 and I was naysayed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, except as far as anyone can tell it's not global warming that's killing the bees.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
Yeah, except as far as anyone can tell it's not global warming that's killing the bees.


I disagree. Global warming is, in fact, the root of all evil. According to the media anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cracked.com/article_16450_if-happening-was-10x-shorter-100x-more-honest.html
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