Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Darth Mode, Feb 5, 2008.
I think it looks good. a bit creepy
But what's the buzz? Tell me. Why should you want to know? Don't you mind about the future. Save tomorrow for tomorrow, think about today instead. When do we ride into Philadelphia?
I might be wrong but I think thekidslepthere said he read the script and said it was the most retarded thing MNS ever wrote.
Marky Mark is dead the whole time.
Why does everything this creep makes get so much buzz? He hasnt made a good movie since the Sixth Sense.
Im willing to be he also puts himself somewhere into the movie too.
Holy shit, read the other thread. There is no way this could have been made into a movie.
Finally towards the end Mark, his wife, and their friends kid, wind up in the middle of nowhere at this very religious woman's house. Everything seems perfect. But then we find out the religous lady isn't happy and the plants get her. The only way to survive is by being positive! If you love the plants they'll love you.
What A Tweeeeeest!
I'm not sensing much buzz. On the bright side after Lady in the Water, the buzz is going to be how badly he's going to shit the bed again.
For some reason, as I watched the trailer, I was thinking of Stephen King's book, Cell. The initial scenes are very similar to what happened in the book.
I gave up on Shyamalan after The Village, UGH! Based on the spoiler, this doesn't seem any better. I hate it how you can cut together a bunch of scenes, making it look great but the final scene is a bust.
I was thinking of Cell too.
FYI Eli Roth will be directing "Cell" which is stated to be released next year.
cool. thanks for that.
Someone ruined the surprise for The Village so I didnt even bother with it. I thought Unbreakable was boring and then Signs was so bad I said to hell with him. Water kills the Aliens? Seriously?
I'm guessing he is taking common themes and trying to reinvent them. Signs = War of the Worlds without the germs.
He is getting hack.
signs = the birds with aliens except not as creepy or awesome. The scene where they're in the house and the only thing you hear is just the deafening squawking of birds is unsettling. And the end with all the birds just watching them, chills.
http://popoholic.com/pop-video-dailymotion.php?id=x4du3i&title=The Happening Trailer
I'll be checking that out....I actually like pretty much all his stuff except for Lady in Water.
I think it looks good as well. I agree with some others on her that says this reminds them of Stephen King's book "The Cell".
I will see it.
I think Unbreakable was his best movie. Someone ruined The Sixth Sense for me before I saw it so when I finally did watch it, it put me to sleep.
Yeah, I really liked Unbreakable. Haven't seen it in a long time, I'm gonna have to check that out again.
I guess I might catch it on DVD or pay per view.
Watch the HD version here.
I liked both Unbreakable and Signs alot. The other two, eh...
Thekidslepthere's thoughts on the script
The single from the soundtrack (which is pretty cool)
Nice! Loved the book, (and all of King's work), Eli will more than likely handle it well.
By the way, that premise and ending for The Happening sounds HORRIBLE!
I liked Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs…
The Village wasn’t a bad idea, but it was done so poorly that even the concept ends up seeming lame. I think if other writers assisted him on that script there was potential there for a good movie. But as it is it’s a really bad movie.
The Lady in the Water was ill conceived in many areas. First off, he tried to “think out of the box” and create a children’s fable in theme but yet would be marketed towards adults by using adult elements of suspense and characterization. Kind of a tribute to the original versions of fairy tales which in today’s standards were fairly intense for children. But people either didn’t get the concept or didn’t buy into it. And once again, the writing was poor. (Also, while taking an overt shot at movie critics may have been self-satisfying it came off as hack in the movie.)
I still think M. Night has some good movies in him, he just needs to develop the ideas better and maybe bring in other writers to work with him on his projects. But I’m probably giving him more leeway than most people do as after hearing him interviewed several times he seems like a genuinely good guy and I tend to root for him because of that. But he desperately needs The Happening to be a hit.