Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Happening - 2008

Category: Movie

Genre: Mystery
Writer/Director/Producer: M. Night Shyamalan

Tagline: We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening.

Casts: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez, Betty Buckley and more.

Rated R for violent and disturbing images.

Overview and Review of The Happening written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

"If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live."
-- Albert Einstein

Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) is a science teacher here and he appeared while he was on a science lecture with students. Apparently, strange things have been occurring and people were fleeing from Godknowswhat and with them was Elliot and Alma Moore, Julian and Jess.

M. Night Shyamalan wanted this movie to be natural as possible. Neat and Old School. Going back before computers and technology were invented and when it was just all about "directing and storytelling". That's why a lot said, it was dull because it lacked the technology which was actually the point of the whole movie. "A 2008 version of a 1950's paranoia." - from The Happening.

Very troubling and kinda insane, a bit gory that I have to shield my eyes from the screen. Man, I just don't have the guts to watch disturbing scenes such as what Shyamalan presented in "The Happening".

People might see it as monotonous because it lacked action but for me it has it's own approach that is totally different from other movies *and indeed it is different* - one thing is that it makes you think. It's a "What If?" situation. It could be possible. It's actually one wake up call from nature and a different wake up call at that. It's not tsunami or a high intensity earthquake or a volcano erupting... but much more disturbing than what I just mentioned.

For people who are into "action" this movie is not for you. and for people who wants to think... and loves "what-if's" scenarios this one is for you.

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