WHAT’S HAPPENING? | Another M. Night movie
The newest M. Night Shyamalan film, “The Happening,” is set to open on June 13th. You can watch the film’s trailer here.
I’m a huge fan of Shyamalan’s movies, but his last – “Lady in the Water” – was hugely disappointing. His big screen debut, “The Sixth Sense,” set a pretty high bar, and his films since have done less and less at the box office. Watching the trailer for “The Happening” gives me a sickening feeling that this is going to be as bad as “The Mist,” which I wrote about here before as being the absolute worst movie of all time. “The Mist” was based on a Stephen King story and written for the screen and directed by Frank Darabont, who wrote and directed two of my all-time favorites – “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile.” If Darabont can fall that far, I guess M. Night can as well.
We’ll see…the buzz about the film online isn’t that positive, but I’m willing to give Shyamalan another shot. This film stars Mark Wahlberg as a science teacher who faces some kind of natural disaster that threatens the world by compelling people to kill themselves.