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...and Amy. The Happening just plain sucks. That little bit of humor about 3/4 through the movie was way off. Why'd they do that to a jeep though?:brickwall:
 

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My wife and I really liked the movie. It was very much like a Hitchcock movie. Very strange, but good.
 

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I thought it was atleast worth the $20 I spent on it. It kept me intrigued
 

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Oh yeah....I think the concept might have been ok if some of the actors weren't so corny. I felt like Mark Wahlberg WAY overacted the "smart professor" role. I can't remember where in the movie, but there is some part where he goes, "From whom??" . I dunno why, he just totally lost it for me there. Way too corny. He seemed like he talked down to everyone.


Oh, and a Jeep dies in the movie. Very sad. :( :eek:
 

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The thing that I thought was cool, there was nothing to fight. There was nothing they could do but try and stay alive. It wasn't anything you could see, taste or feel. Scary. I think that was some of the best acting Wahlberg has done yet, and I am no Wahlberg fan. Was some it bad acting? I think it was meant to be unusal acting, which it certainly was.

Many people didn't like it, and we didn't see it at the theater because of that. We rented it from RedBox.
 

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The dialogue was corny and the acting was strained, but given the performances I've seen those actors give in the past, and the writing I've seen Shyamalan do in the past, clearly it was all intentional. I feel like it was Shyamalan's take on classic science fiction, ala "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." It was a classic creature movie, without the creature. I didn't love it, but I certainly didn't hate it. I thought it was a great idea that was lost on most who watched it.

PS - "Say hello to your motha for me." :rofl:
 

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I watched it and I can't say I like it not clearly laying out what was causing the problem.

Without going into exact details, I just felt they left it unfinished.

And for me, I haven't been a fan of unfinished movies. Unexplained events/actions either. Like why did they freeze, why the next thing...what caused the conclusion?? etc.l
 

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I watched it and I can't say I like it not clearly laying out what was causing the problem.

Without going into exact details, I just felt they left it unfinished.

And for me, I haven't been a fan of unfinished movies. Unexplained events/actions either. Like why did they freeze, why the next thing...what caused the conclusion?? etc.l
I don't like them either! Just last night I was yelling at our TV because Kyle and I were watching a horror flick that ended without a firm conclusion. What's interesting is that over the summer I took a film study class, and my teacher was Iranian, so we got alot of world films rather than mainly American classics. He told us (and we saw with the world films) that the idea of a conclusion in a movie is a very American concept, that in alot of other countries most movies just trail off, and it is to be up to the viewer to imagine what the ending is.

All that said, I'm with you...I like to know how it finishes! :brickwall:
 

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I don't like them either! Just last night I was yelling at our TV because Kyle and I were watching a horror flick that ended without a firm conclusion. What's interesting is that over the summer I took a film study class, and my teacher was Iranian, so we got alot of world films rather than mainly American classics. He told us (and we saw with the world films) that the idea of a conclusion in a movie is a very American concept, that in alot of other countries most movies just trail off, and it is to be up to the viewer to imagine what the ending is.

All that said, I'm with you...I like to know how it finishes! :brickwall:
Most of my favorite movies are Italian films from the 1970s, and they're much more suggestive than American films, which lean more toward the theatrical. Sometimes I like in-your-face storytelling, but some American film directors underestimate their audience, and things become too blatantly obvious. When I watch a film, I want to suspend disbelief and allow my imagination to do most of the work. I guess that's why some of my favorite films are foreign films.
 

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Most of my favorite movies are Italian films from the 1970s, and they're much more suggestive than American films, which lean more toward the theatrical. Sometimes I like in-your-face storytelling, but some American film directors underestimate their audience, and things become too blatantly obvious. When I watch a film, I want to suspend disbelief and allow my imagination to do most of the work. I guess that's why some of my favorite films are foreign films.
I agree, imagination should be the main focus in the making of a film. After all most people go to see films to escape from reality.
 
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