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Old October 6 2008, 05:26 PM   #27
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Re: THE HAPPENING - Holy mother of Christ, it's unwatchable.

The one thing I think that was commendable about the movie was that it went against the Spielberg ethic of making the kids untouchable - the scene with the two kids getting shot could have been powerful if a) the unintentional comedic content had not already totally killed this movie and b) the scene's set up made it obvious that the kids were going to get killed so it was not even a surprise.

This whole movie would have done better to mislead and confuse the audience as to what was actually happening and play on fears and paranoia instead of having crazy gardner guy just declare that the plants were doing it and marky-mark just decide he was right.
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