The Happening (2008)

The Happening 2008

US Title:
The Happening
Year:
2008
Country:
US
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan


What’s It About?
A group of residents try to flee the city after a mysterious sickness begins causing everyone to commit suicide.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
I’ve seen this movie get a lot of hate online, but it won’t get any from me. I like it. I think the central mystery is intriguing, the characters are compelling, and the script (with the exception of the ending) is suspenseful and well written. The strength of the movie is the characters, and Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, and John Leguizamo all do good work here, making me actually care about them and root for them. I’ll admit that the “answers” to the central mystery were hokey and I was hoping there would be something better behind the final curtain.

Final Grade: B+

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