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The Happening

6 out of 10
Average rating 6 out of 10 based on 1 rating

The Happening
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Main parts: Mark Wahlberg
Zooey Deschanel
John Leguizamo
Ashlyn Sanchez
Betty Buckley
Spencer Breslin
Robert Bailey Jr.
Production year: 2008
Genre: Sci-Fi
Thriller
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Environment | Global Event | Nature | Revenge | Suicide

Plot outlinie:
People starts killing them selfs in alarmingly and mysteriously large numbers. Virus, terrorism, act of god etc are all valid guesses for whats going on.

Similar movies:
Signs | The Road

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(2.13) Earth | (2.1) Collateral Damage | (2.08) Lucy | (2.08) iBoy | (2.08) Iron Man 2
Movie reviews for The Happening

2011-02-27  Peter Buchardt: 6 out of 10
It's a bit sad to say, but what's best about this movie it its potentiel. I really like the mysterious plot and the pace in which it is presented.

On the other hand the casting and acting is a off in such a degree that it takes my focus of the good stuff in movie. Wahlberg has never been an great great actor, but some roles fits him better than others(I like him in Four Brothers and Three Kings for instance)

So the potential plot is a plus. What else... The cinematography is great. It's a beautiful movie. The wind in the trees and the grass on the big fields might be kliché but it looks very good.

And the fact that the film doesn't hold back on rough scenes where people kill them selfs, let it being lying down in front of a lawnmower, jumping from a building or stabbing them self in the neck with a pen, makes it a good flick as well.

Worth seeing, maybe not twice as I did =)




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