New Yorkers Respond to ‘The Happening’


I suppose changing “Shymalan” into “Charlatan” would have been too much work:


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  1. Roger says:

    We don’t have single threads reviewing these movies any more, so I may as well dump mine here.

    What an astonishingly bad movie. Perhaps the worst movie I’ve seen in a theater in years, and I tend to seek out bad movies. Amazingly bad, from the concept right down to the execution.

    But here’s the thing: I want to see it AGAIN. I want to go to a hypnotherapist who will erase my memory of the movie, then plant a suggestion that I’m not seeing an M. Night Shymalan thriller, I’m actually seeing the latest Zucker Brothers movie. Scary Movie 9, or whatever.

    I bet that I would have the biggest laugh of my life since Bake Snaker accidentally ended a phone call to me with “I love you.”

    We stand on the brink of possibly creating something amazing here. With the power and speed of the internet, how could we turn this thing around? How can we start a grassroots movement to turn this into the next Rocky Horror Picture Show, baste the whole thing in a torrent of irony and keep it in the theaters forever?

    I think it has great potential.

  2. Roger says:

    Oh, yeah, and I think the gardener beardo was TOTALLY talking about his penis. “It’s filled with protein and has a cool shape!”

  3. Eros Welker says:

    I can only imagine seeing this after eating a bag of mushrooms.  Maybe it is the greatest movie he’s ever done, and we’re just not on the same wavelength?

    No Roger, no Re-run, no Rent!  There is a Happening thread, tagged to the review I put up but it cycled off the main page.  There’s too much going on!  If you search, it should come up.  Or visit here: