Movie Review: The Happening... What's Happening?

Posted by David D'Angelo | 7/01/2008 10:29:00 AM | , | 0 comments »

This movie was really weird. It portrays a seemingly weird occurrence wherein a certain sound and wave or sonic attack is being done in the United States. The Defense Department had concluded that it was a terrorist attack. Mark Wahlberg is the main cast of this movie and is seen trying to evade whatever is causing the seemingly atrocious and deadly behavior of people being affected by "IT". Well we could it "IT" because we do not know what it is.

The movie gives emphasis on the attacks and how the main characters tried to escape and eventually succeeded in escaping the so called happening. Throughout the movie you will wonder what is really happening and up to the end you will still wonder what the hell is happening in that movie?

  • STORY: 5 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 8 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 8 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 3 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 8 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 6 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: ??? - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 2 - my recommendation
  • OTAL RATING: 5.71

  • It is perhaps the trademark movies of M. Night Shyamalan wherein it concludes with an open ending and it is up to the viewers to conclude. Well whatever this movie tries to portray well I did not understand it or my level of understanding was indeed low.