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The Happening gets mixed reviews


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Ralph
This Hindu guy is a moron
by Ralph (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2008 01:05 AM  | Hide replies

The only reason you hindu's like him is cuz he is hindu.. how stupid?
every one in america thinks he should seriously stop making movies..

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Guest
Re: This Hindu guy is a moron
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jul 09, 2009 09:54 PM
It is a dumb comment and you are one too. Just because you want things spelt clearly to your simplistic brain doesn't mean that the a higher intelligence level shouldn't exist. The movie was about love and overcoming fear embracing whatever the challenge. He builds the story and a dealdly one I might add and then makes all the characters embrace the consequences what might be without fear only to know that the problem dissipated. the last thing I would have suggested is that instead of the toxins just disipating the research shows that it dilutes in effect due to endorphins released with the positive emotion of love. A brilliant killer "suicide due to hallucination" overcoming reason and no regard to the sense of pain is over come by a larger and more positive emotion of love. Yet the killer goes around the world targeting those who live in fear. The woman in th eisolated farm was fine offering food until she fasly suspected that they were conspiring to kill her and the toxin attacked her the next morning. Think about it... Maybe the movie for you is night o fl living dead with lots of goo or chainsaw 3 or something that shows all that you want to see.

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Guest
the only reason you like this crappy director
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 18, 2008 01:04 AM  | Hide replies

Is because he is indian..

he sucks! He is an embarrassment to indian's worldwide..

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Guest
RE:the only reason you like this crappy director
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 24, 2008 08:34 AM
you fail to truly understand the depth of his writing. if you are looking for an adrenaline rush, watch die hard 1 through 15. Try considering Mr. Shyamalan's movies from a different vantage point, a larger vantage point, and one that involves the use of your heart and not just your head. congratulations. you guessed the ending...but do you get the director? once you get the man, you will get his movies. so far, you are living at the surfac of your life, and therefore, you only see the surface of events around you. sounds like speed and rambo are more your type of entertainment. Mr. Shyamalan is much too deep for you.

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raj
happening is good, damn the critics
by raj (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 10:06 AM

happening is a decent flick. well, critics are critics, there are scores of movies which have done well despite critics.

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Rajesh
Shyamalan is Happening Again
by Rajesh (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 01:59 AM  | Hide replies

I know there are lot of bad reviews on this movie. But seriously guys you have to see this one for yourself. Leave behind the memories from Sixth Sense and Signs and forget all the reactions you got from others on this one. So, clear your mind and steer your car to the movie hall to see “The Happening”.
I am afraid I can’t say that the plot was great or how great the starting or the ending was. But, I was thrilled by these great moments thrown at me one after another. I almost stepped into the shoes of the characters and was reacting to every sound I heard. The ride was so thrilling and gripping that it kept me glued to my seat from start to end. I didn’t try to think of the story or the theory as to what was happening. I was lost in the moment of every scene unfolding on screen.
As always with Shyamalan movies, the background score was a character in this movie and James Newton Howard again proves his command over the medium. Actor Mark Wahlberg was literally breathing the lead character and keeps you with him throughout. He had the entire movie on his shoulders along with the background score and the two of them together delivered the goods for me. The humour has been woven beautifully into the screenplay. While the audience is rejoicing a lighter moment on the screen, a scene makes the audience go “ah!” followed by a pin drop silence. That’s when you realize the power of cinema and the magic of Shyamalan.
The only disappointment wa

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Rajesh
RE:Shyamalan is Happening Again
by Rajesh (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 02:01 AM
The only disappointment was that the movie came to an end really fast. It’s almost like you got into a roller coaster ride that you are enjoying as it goes faster and faster and suddenly comes to an halt. I wanted to ride more. Shyamalan’s “The Village” and “The Lady In The Water” didn’t work for me. But, “The Happening” was really happening for me.
So, Finally all I have to say is the movie may or may not leave a impression on you, but you definitely don’t want to miss the experience of being part of “The Happening”. And I have to add that UTV and Ronnie Screwvala’s second Hollywood outing was a great pick

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Guest
RE:Shyamalan is Happening Again
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 10:03 AM
Despite of negative reviews, I went ahead and watched it last weekend and liked it. I understand the movie will dissappoint the audience as it lacks Shyamalan's trademark "Twist-at-the-end", but The movie has it's 'Shock' moments. And yes, it starts with a Bang and ends with a whimper

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Ovirup Das
A well
by Ovirup Das (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 12:05 AM

Planet earth hitting back at humankind is a good concept... and a 300 page story book with all the ideas Shyamalan had in mind penned in... would have been a best seller for weeks... but a picture speaks a thousand word... and a movie, with a a spine-chilling theme... surely requires more technical expertise and special effects... and as usual Shyamalan disappoints again... the two good things with the movie, are the background score and the theme... visually, the movie was both predictible and Not Happening...!

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Vivek Jain
let his movies do the talking
by Vivek Jain (View MyPage) on Jun 15, 2008 07:15 PM

i think its high time we let his flicks do the talking rather than his past..or his nationality to say the least..and leave him at the perils of the box office to decide if he makes it into the elite group of sucessfull directors..

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a v g
its a good movie
by a v g (View MyPage) on Jun 15, 2008 02:09 PM

its a well made movie...its a good movie..better than crap like mere baap...and other

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dengudubabai
Already happend with 'Signs'' ..Whadda else munda ?
by dengudubabai (View MyPage) on Jun 15, 2008 12:27 AM

Signs was the movie when shyamalan gone into the night of his career. India is not only the place where the movie will make business...anyways dashavataram has got its money already so lets not compare the audiences.

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Landscape
Not Bad
by Landscape (View MyPage) on Jun 14, 2008 08:42 PM

It is not bad as Dasavataharm and OSO

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Readiff
Why American reviewers dont like
by Readiff (View MyPage) on Jun 14, 2008 03:54 PM  | Hide replies

Why American reviewers dont like "The Happening"? Simply because the movie is about Environmental consequences. Americans never respected nature and they dont know anything but exploiting and destroying the nature. So, its obvious that they dont like the movie.

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Anwar Ali
RE:Why American reviewers dont like
by Anwar Ali (View MyPage) on Jun 15, 2008 08:09 PM
America is more greener than India. Americans do not like the movie because it is bad. Shyamalam suddenly made 6th sense. He didn't know it will be that good. We can see now that he is not capable of making good movies. period.

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Neha behl
RE:Why American reviewers dont like
by Neha behl (View MyPage) on Jun 16, 2008 04:00 PM
I agree that America is more greener than India, but the fact remains that the USA do not respect the nature and is very dominant over it. As far as Shyamalam is concerneed, till now the only movie I like of him was The sixth sense.. others were senseless. But being a horror movie fan, I still watch his movies only to get a bit disappointed each time. Anyways, havents watched The Happening yet.. but will surely do..

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Guest
RE:RE:Why American reviewers dont like
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 24, 2008 08:46 AM
mr. shyamalan's primary goal with his movies is not to scare people. his primary intention it to get you to consider your life at a deeper level... to allow yourself to stand squarely in the face of faith, of truth, of love, of character....and to begin to generate a deeper understanding of how these forces play out in your life every day. go deeper, and you will begin to more fully appraciate his style of writing. if you are looking to be scared, sleep with the lights off.

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Guest
RE:Why American reviewers dont like
by Guest (View MyPage) on Jun 24, 2008 08:42 AM
the movie unbreakable contains an incredible amount of depth. should you continue to live at the surface of your life, you will continue to react to life from the surface. Mr. Shyamalan is not out to continually prove that the sixth sense was worth our attention. he is out to express his creativity and his storytelling ability. most people are afraid to go deeper into themselves and see the depth of themselves. therefore, they can not truly understand Mr. Shyamalan's writing. The Village also contained an incredible amount of depth. It's a shame most people are captivated by adrenaline hype, and not depth, truth and character. open your heart, and you will see where Mr. Shyamalan is going.

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roopesh menon
RE:Why American reviewers dont like
by roopesh menon (View MyPage) on Jun 14, 2008 07:14 PM
The starts promises a huge thriller but after 1 hr its so-so disappointing. Bad movie

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