Anyone see the movie "The Happening"?

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  1. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    Hey all i went to blockbuster to find a couple of movies to rent and picked up iron man, hulk, and indiana jones. I had the happening in my hands but the guy at the counter said it was not a good movie. I put it back on the shelf as i wasnt going to spend the money on a bad movie. Now i'm wondering if anyone has seen it and if so was it worth the $5 to rent it?
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I have an unlimited monthly cinema pass, and that film had Zooey Deschanel in it.



    ...and after what my friends said, I still couldn't bring myself to go see it.


    IMDB gives it over 5/10, which means it's bearable. But it is a M Night Shyamalan film, and they don't usually tickle me at all.
     
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    In four words ... that movie was awful.
    In more words ... the acting was stale, the plot was ridiculously lame and predictable, and I feel a five year old could have written better lines.
    So congrats!! You just saved 5 dollars.
     
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    I would give it maybe a 6? Although I kept laughing at Wahlburg's acting. I had just watched that SNL skit, "Mark Wahlburg talks to animals." Hilarious!
     
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    Congrats!! You've just described every M Night Shyamalan film to date!

    ;)
     
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    I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I don't get what was so "horrible". I thought it was fun, little creepfest of a movie. And I'm a super critical guy.
     
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    I thought it was by all means terrible. Seriously, it was bad. I am not considering M. Knight Shamalan (sp?) "The Sixth Sense" to be the exception not the rule for his films.
     
  8. da2005pizimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i never saw the village b/c i heard what i was about and thought it sounded dumb. I may rent this if it goes on the blockbuster favorites section (only b/c it would be a free rental)

    On a side note anyone know if any good movies out there to rent? i went and was very unsure of what to rent.
     
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    i forgot he did the sixth sense, but other than that (from what i'm told) his other films suck.
     
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    The Village was sooo much better than this crap of a movie. The first 20-30 minutes weren't actually that bad, after that it just became ridiculous.
     
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    Why you eyeing my lemon drink?

    ^^^That was the highlight of the movie.
     
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    I really enjoyed lady in the water, but then again Im a big paul giamotti fan.
     
  14. da2005pizimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok another one to add to the crap list is the strangers just watched some of it and it is horrible.
     
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    The Happening is very stupid.

    The Strangers I saw at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. :( It was crap.
     
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    Oh yeah ... that's why I wanted to see this movie in the first place. I was expecting quite a lot of it thinking it would be good like the sixth sense.

    I hate how expectations really screw with the movie quality sometimes.
    Other times -like with "the happening"- I just hate how crappy movies ruin my expectations.
     
  18. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like most of M. Night Shyamalamadingdongs' (sp?) movies but I did think The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were good. Because of them I keep giving him the benefit of a doubt but leave the theatre disappointed. I know he's got some talent buried in there somewhere.
     
  19. da2005pizimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    see i didn't like unbreakable. i expected alot more than what it delivered
     
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    Your going to pay for a movie? download it man.

    Yes its a very good movie
     
  22. da2005pizimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i honestly prefer to watch a movie on my tv, i have tried to watch on my computer but it isn't the same. Where do you download and is it legal? i don't want the feds knocking down my door.
     
  23. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    reakkt a giood movie? its the ********* movie i've ever seen goes up there with the MIST!
     
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    Sucked majorly. I hate M.N.S's films... including the 6th sense.
     
  25. da2005pizimp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how did you not like the sixth sense? it had a great twist at the end, never saw it coming.
     

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