Wow. I finally watched The Happening last night, after over a week of listening to bad reviews and a warning from my brother that M. Night Shyamalan had inflicted upon audiences something worse than death. But the movie looked cool, and I was willing to look past the quasi-disappointing The Village and the downright bad Lady in the Water in hopes that The Happening would be more along the lines of his first three major films, which I liked.
I didn’t think The Happening could be that bad. At the very least, my expectations were so hampered by other people’s opinions that I figured I’d like it on those merits alone – after all, if you’re expecting something bad, you can often come away enjoying the picture (like Fantastic Four 2).
The Happening was worse than I could have ever imagined. In fact, it will most likely go down as the worst movie of 2008 and a likely candidate for the ultimate Razzie. It’s amazing, but it’s true. Read my full, profanity-laden The Happening movie review here.