Sunday, June 15, 2008

"The Happening"... isn't happening


So I saw "The Happening" and Friday and was really disappointed. Despite being billed as M. Night Shyamalan's first R rated movie, it turned out to be really, really boring which was very surprising. Shyamalan has made some good movies and some bad ones, but never any boring ones. Only running 1 hour and 30 minutes, it felt like a (bad) 3 hour movie.

I had high hopes, too. I got a chance to read M. Night Shyamalan's original script (titled "The Green Effect") last summer, and I will say it was MUCH better than the actual movie turned out. Fox turned a good script into basically a really long PSA about environmental concerns. I bet Al Gore is the only person in America that liked it.