Monday 19 May 2008

The Happening. A Promising Premise.

A decidedly morose trailer too:



All rather intriguing. The question then is can M. Night Shyamalan finally deliver a satisfactory end product with The Happening? Can this film, unlike any of his previous attempts, truly do justice to the ingenuity of his premise? Or shall we be assaulted once again with a contrived maelstrom of self-indulgence and "metaphor"?

Honestly, if it were any other director attached to this project then I would be genuinely excited by the above. Alas, cynicism must be my reflex... I mean, the aliens were killed by water. Water. 71% of the planet is covered in something that kills them slowly and painfully. So they invade it. Morons.

16 comments:

slurkid57 said...

Wow, the sound quality on that clip was really good, much better than youtube.

John Cav said...

Slurkid: Are you being sarcastic? I really cannot tell.

gimme a minute said...

What's your gripe with Unbreakable?

John Cav said...

Gimme: Erm, Samuel L Jackson's hair? Ah no, I just found it quite boring really. What say you on the matter of Unbreakable's appeal? It is years since I saw it. Worth a second glance?

gimme a minute said...

I've always considered it his best work, beautifully designed, great performances and a pretty original take on the birth of a superhero.

It also lacks the gaping plot holes that populate the rest of his egg.

Ouevre means egg, right?

slurkid57 said...

Am I being sarcastic? Usually, this is where I'd reply with the standard I don't even know any more, maaan, but not in this case.

I'd been watching shitty home-made videos on youtube just before watching that and the sound quality really jumped out at me.

I just watched the video again, it's aactually a bit like a sketch from Jam by Chris Morris.

John Cav said...

Gimme: You make a convincing argument sir. I might well let it linger a while the next time a high speed channel surfing session offers me the opportunity. Hark ye NTL gods!

Slurkid: The sound was very good. I was also suitably impressed. Chris Morris you say? My thanks to you sir, for your nifty witticism has robbed me of my first optimistic outlook on ould M Night since The Sixth Sense. Proud?

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