Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"I See Bad Movies"

I rarely comment on pop culture, politics, etc. on this blog, but I feel duty-bound to warn people not to see the new film, "The Happening." My wife and I saw it this weekend to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary.

It may very well be the worst movie I have ever seen...and I've seen a lot of films. I don;t watch much TV, but my wife and I both like to go to the cinema, and our weekends are often spent watching 2 or 3 movies that come through themail from Netflix.

Can anyone tell me:

a) who I write to get my $13 back
b) how we can get M. Night Shyamalan's camera taken away from him?

Don't just take it from this from the folks at The New Republic:

"M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, The Happening, is not merely bad. It is an astonishment, so idiotic in conception and inept in execution that, after seeing it, one almost wonders whether it was real or imagined. It's the kind of movie you want to laugh about with friends, swapping favorite moments of inanity: "Do you remember the part when Mark Wahlberg ... ?" "God, yes. And what about that scene where the wind ... ?"

You've been warned.

1 comment:

voxpop said...

Sounds like a candidate for the "Mystery Science Theater: 3000" treatment -- that is, if the much-mourned MST3K were still on TV.