The recent movie ‘The Happening’ has a very interesting concept. I didn’t actually watch it but I was too impatient about the storyline that I checked it out on Wikipedia (I know, I know, I’m a douche but I can’t help it).
Here’s a link to the Official Red Band Trailer.
Anyway, here’s where I hold up a flashing neon sign that says ‘spoiler alert’ so don’t continue reading if you haven’t watched the movie and aren’t as annoyingly curious or impatient as I am to google it.
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First of all, I love movies that include an apocalypse as their theme. I’m a big fan of sci-fi and I’ve always liked most of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies. In regards to ‘The Happening’, I can’t comment on how the movie was (but reviews say it was terribly disappointing) but I can comment on his concept.
Although it tips a tad into the lame category, I think it was pretty creative too. Basically the reason why people were jumping off buildings and stabbing themselves in the jugular vein was because Mother Nature was bearing down and taking a stand on us human parasites infecting the planet with our pathogen-like ways.
If you think about it, all the things that affect the earth negatively are always in correlation and has always been caused solely by human activity. This movie is an extension of Al Gore’s environmental warning that if we don’t stop destroying our planet, then our planet will start getting even.
The movie may have been low on voltage but it had a lot of global-warming electricity and I like how he incorporated that in a horror flick. It isn’t one of his best movies for sure but it’s definitely not any worse than ‘Lady in the Water’, which again I googled (lol).
It’s not your usual horror flick and I suppose the ending wasn’t satisfying but it piqued my mind.
Imagine if that really happened. I vote for mass euthanasia to take precedence over death by lawn mower!
Matilda Wormwood: “It’s not trash, daddy. It’s lovely. Moby Dick by Herman Melville.”
Harry Wormwood: “Moby WHAT?”