Monday, June 30, 2008
Movie Review - The Happening (I liked it.)
This is an excellent film. Put simply, this is the film that every horror film tries to be each summer, but only The Happening pulls it off.
If you are looking for The Sixth Sense or Signs, you've got the wrong film. However, if you want something truly terrorizing without having to sit through immature teen slasher flicks, this is your film. Also, it's gory. Really gory.
The characters are quite good and rather believable. I kept thinking, this is exactly how people would act in this situation. Also, it's nice to see a director incorporating relevant modern technology, like cell phones and the internet, into the story. M. Night is adept at taking classic horror and sci-fi themes and updating them for our time.
I'm also becoming quite a fan of Zooey Deschanel, who is funny and talented and can play more roles than the typical Hollywood airhead.
If you ever sat in front of your TV watching sci-fi classics like The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, or The Outer Limits, this film is for you.