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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Movie Review : The Happening


I finally got my wish granted that is watching The Happening at the movie theater rather than waiting for it to come out on dvd which would be another 4-5 months. I could not wait that long. Sometimes I just dont have the patient. Only sometimes ok?

Anyway, last Saturday we decided to go watch it. We both are an early riser (which may surprise my x-colleagues since I was always late for work. ooppss!) so I took the opportunity to shower, wash my hair and get my hair done. After having my coffee of course. We were supposed to watch the 10.25am show but I was hardly half-way done with my hair so it was pushed forward to the 11am show. But by then he was too engrossed on the computer that we didnt leave the house until 11.10. In the end we went for the 11.30am show. Which was ok too. And! This time we didnt drive. We walked to the cinema. It doesnt matter that the cinema is only 10min walk (my walking), its walking nevertheless. With my red sundress (with smocking), white hand bag and white 3in sandal. ;) Sorry, Iv got to mention about my new red sundress that I bought. I love, love, love my new dress. hehehe.

Back to the movie review (which is the reason for this post). I have mixed feeling about this movie. I love M.N. Shyamalan but maybe I shouldnt have hoped too much. But then again, this is the guy behind the Sixth Sense! And unfortunately also the guy behind Lady in The Water! The Happening sounds like it has a good storyline. It gets scarier and scarier that one time I had to cover my eyes because I knew what was happening and I couldnt watch it. There were also a few scenes that was so unexpected that they just scared the shit out of me. Im not kidding. I thought his movies has always been child-friendly. This one is definitely not. At all! So please DO NOT watch this with your kids. Unfortunately the suspense ended too abruptly and all seems to be back to normal. Just like that. No explanation, no solution, no nothing. Until it happens again in France and then THE END.

Watching this movie is so frustrating. Its short, I tell you that. In all I think its no more than 90min. It feels like he was in a hurry to finish the movie that everything was cut short. Im not sure whats wrong with him but he seems to be losing his touch. It could have been a very good movie but somewhere, somehow, someone, just blew it. Big time. I wouldnt really recommend anybody to watch this movie at the theater unless they're a die-hard fan of M.N.Shyamalan. Like me. Wait for it to come out on dvd.



8 comments:

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Farina,
TQ 4 the review. Nasib baik tak payah bawak the kids...
You'll never catch me watching scary movies... Penakuttt!! I'll be imagining things later, so I better avoid watching it altogether. My girls however love to watch them... Isshh.. tak takut pulak tu...
One of the few horror movies I saw was "Nang Nak" - a Thai movie. I like it ... unfortunately I still can't find it in VCD stores.
Last weekend we brought the kids to see KungFu Panda. Hilarious!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i can bet by next week it'll be available in dvd format from my fav peddler. 'ini clear punya. kasi angkat la taikorr'...i know i can trust him...

Sri said...

I'm not a fan of Shyamalan or however his name is spelt. I only like the 6th sense and that's it. His movies have a lot of hype but there's no depth to them.

Thanks for the reviews. I'll be renting it on DVD just because me like Mark Wahlberg. *big grin*

Ms eNVy said...

Thanks for the review dear! .. guess I'll take your words and Miss J (she went to see the movie with her friends yesterday) .. and wait for the DVD :)

Munira said...

I don't think I'll be watching The Happening. I was thinking of catching it at first, but now I'm not too keen. Review's not too good. I saw Wanted (watch it if you're into high octane and ridiculous action pack movies) and Kung Fu Panda (which is a very amusing watch) last week. And today I just saw Get Smart and I must say it was a pleasant surprise - the movie was actually quite good! I expected it to be bad and perhaps even stupid (considering the number of bad movie remakes of old TV comedy shows), but GS was a pleasant surprise. And quite smart. I must say Steve Carell was unexpectedly sharp and dapper and dare I say quite sexy at some point too. Go take your hubby and watch it when you get the chance, if you haven't already.

mº¿ºsh, brecht & nora said...

Thanks for the review Far, i am a BIG BIG fan of all his movies!! Aiyah, i HATE abrupt or cliffhanger ending also, this is annoying but being his faithful fan, i will watch it nonetheless. Thanks again for the review and enjoy your summer esp with your gorgeous red dress heheheh.

Salt & Turmeric said...

kak Ja, farina pun takut jugak but stil will insist to watch. hehe. yup, iv watched nang na and tht was the scariest movie iv seen too!

kerp, i always tot tht the peddler wudv them before the movie keluar kat cinema. :P

Sri, u wudn be sorry if u just wanna see mark wahlberg. he did pretty good in the movie. ;)

Envy, so wht did missj say abt the movie?

Munira, yup, tunggu dvd aje lah for the happening. we want tow atch KP & GS too but are now too busy to watch any movie. im not sure abt SC being sexy tho. hahaha.

Mush, yay! another MNS fan! too bad tht lately his movies are not tht good. yes, im enjoying my gorgeous red dress. ;) hope ur enjoying ur summer too.

Yatie_T said...

Farina,
thanks for the review... I was hoping to watch it at the theater but if it is not that great, I'll wait for the dvd.