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Friday, June 13, 2008


I loved this movie!!!

After reading my non-spoiler review you’ll see how weird and abnormal this is.

The Happening is the newest film from M. Night Shymanlan-a-ding-dong centered around a rash of apparent suicides people are suddenly compelled to commit because of the wind.

The main star, Marky Mark Wahlberg, is the worlds worst science teacher, as well as the worst actor in the role of the worst science teacher. Couple that with horrible dialogue, seemingly irrational anger by all of the characters, especially when they’re about to hold a child’s hand or after the two questions they asked and were subsequently answered by a railroad worker failed to promote the conversation they were hoping ensued.

Bad acting, bad dialogue, un-likable characters, and a M.Night “twist” all add up to a great movie, right?


I laughed out loud and for long periods of time! The Happening was by far more entertaining than the latest Indiana Jones and Iron Man combined, but vastly shorter in length clocking in at 90 minutes. Another bonus since my morning McD’s Iced Lattes were ready to be released from my organs around the 60 minute mark.

Plus you get to see people off themselves using lions and lawnmowers!


I’m serious – see this movie with a couple friends and enjoy! I sure did. Once you do, send me an email so we can discuss it in detail.


  1. I was kind of worried there for a second. I have heard nothing but bad things about this. It seems like the only way to enjoy this is to go and MST3K it. Want to go again boots~?

  2. When I get back from Chicago in a week, sure!

  3. Personally, I'm intrigued by the notion of suicide by lion.

    Sure, it probably just involves someone hurling themselves into the lion pit at a zoo, but in my head, I picture it as happening in a much cooler way.

  4. it was mostly limb severing.

    the bad acting was the biggest surprise to me - what was up with that?!



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