Christine saw the highly-anticipated (by her) R-rated flick from writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan called The Happening. Unfortunately, even though she’s a fan of Shyamalan, she only gave it two stars. She says,
Let me start by saying I’m an M. Night Shyamalan fan. I love The Village and The Sixth Sense. Signs is one of my favorite movies of all time. Unfortunately, his last movie Lady in the Water wasn’t so great. It had an interesting premise. I didn’t love it, but I also didn’t hate it like most people did. I had high hopes for The Happening. It was M. Night’s first foray into the R-rated territory. The TV spots and the red band trailer looked great. Sadly, I was disappointed yet again.
I have very high hopes for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, despite its on-the-surface similarities to Stephen King’s novel Cell. The new trailer just reinforces those high hopes. MSN Videos has the new trailer, which tells us a little more about “the happening” – specifically that there are three stages of the “disease.”
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit of an M. Night fangirl – I actually liked Lady in the Water and I count Signs as one of my Top Five movies. Needless to say, I’m psyched for his upcoming movie The Happening, but it actually looks really good. The poster was awesome. Now /Film has the trailer, which is even more awesome.
It looks like New York City starts going crazy and killing themselves. So Marky Mark becomes a hero. At least, that’s what I’m guessing. There’s going to be a twist, I’m sure – something about how everyone’s connected and it was Marky Mark’s destiny to save the world. But I’m ok with that.
And so help me, if one crazy gets on the news talking about how a movie about an insane New York reminds them of September 11th, I’m going to scream.