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The Happening


Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley View All


M. Night Shyamalan (Screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 11th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.
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Hello MoFo's. MovieMaker here (or, as some of you like to call me, "Movieguy", cuz, you know, that makes sense ) As you all know, I only do reviews for films that I simply want to tell othe...
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I just saw this movie with my mother, expecting it to be scary. It was the most stupidest movie i've ever seen. I'm sorry if i'm offending anyone by this. It's just, I laughed so hard during a coupl...

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Easily Shymalan's most underrated movie so far; I mean this movie gets so much crap for no reason, to me at least. I loved it, sadly I think I'm in the minority with this one..
The writing in other areas tends to be extremely wanting as the film not only struggles to keep the film going but also fills out its scenes with some rather shoddy writing (especially in the film's third act where the small group of survivors that we're following stumbles upon not one but two viole....
Overall, I found [i]The Happening[/i] to be a compelling suspense-horror with a fantastic cast, yet containing an undesirable number of unconvincing and/or unrealistic moments throughout....
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