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    Re: The Happening (2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;3058318;
    I take it you're not on the human's side?
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    Re: The Happening (2008)

    I hated this movie! It has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen, I am so dissapointed, I loved Signs and The Six Sense, I liked The Village and Unbreakable. The acting was horrendous. It was like they were directed to act like they couldn't act, I kept asking myself, haven't these people acted before?
    For me this movie was horrible all the way around, my 8 yr old niece could have made a better movie than this.
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    Re: The Happening (2008)

    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes type plot?
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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    I must admit, I have blocked Killer Tomatoes from my memory, I just remember I was dumbfounded at how bad it was, which is kind of like the feeling I'm having right now about this movie.
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    I wasn't a big fan of this movie either. Its not a movie that I would recommend going to see. I do believe that Mark Wahlberg did a good job. I love him as an actor.

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    Re: The Happening (2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;3058237;
    Click to see Spoiler:
    The plant life of the world feels threatened by the teeming throngs of humans who are trashing the ecosystem. So plants in the northeast take action, releasing a neurotoxin into the air that causes said humans to off themselves with whatever is handy - lawnmowers, guns, jumping from buildings, etc. Once the herds of people have been thinned out, the plants stop releasing the toxins.
    What I like about this plot is the real subtlety of the symbolism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna;3059258;
    What I like about this plot is the real subtlety of the symbolism.
    I felt like I was beaten over the head with the "message" by the time I left the theater.
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    Re: The Happening (2008)

    This really was a bad movie and the acting was just atrocious. Mark Wahlberg was okay in it, but I've seen him perform better. It was almost like they were trying to remake The Birds, only making a substitution for the birds (it's in the spoiler tags posted earlier--I don't know how to do spoiler tags, so I will just refer to that) and not being a good movie like the Birds, silly dialogue, bad acting, etc. But yeah, the message of the movie was pretty subtle,lol, and it was rather ironic that when I left the theater, some people had not picked up their trash and there were few plastic bottles on the floor, so maybe it was lost on some.

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    Okay, saw this movie last might (thank god someone treated me & I didn't have to pay or I'd REALLY be pissed off). This was the stupidest movie EVER. Ever. "The Village" & "The Lady in the Water" were really bad flicks but "The Happening" is the worst of them all.

    No more chances for M. Knight - from now on I will wait til his movies go to DVD so I don't have to waste the 12 bucks anymore. He must be sooo embarrassed by this movie. No one's gonna put up big bucks to fund his movies anymore. 80% of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a huge thumbs down for a reason - it sucked.

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    Oh god, this was absolutely terrible, signs and the village weren't wonderful but they were okay, but this was unbelievably awful


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