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« on: October 28, 2008, 12:27:43 PM »
I was on Yahoo movies and they had The Happening as one of the 10 worst horror films.  I disagree, but I don't watch that many horror films.  Just thought it would be interesting to see what other people thought.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 02:48:24 PM »
I was on Yahoo movies and they had The Happening as one of the 10 worst horror films.  I disagree, but I don't watch that many horror films.  Just thought it would be interesting to see what other people thought.

May be YAHOO guys didn't get it. After all, they are net nerds. I don't blame them.


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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 06:30:57 AM »
After all, they are net nerds. I don't blame them.

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 12:28:42 PM »
It just kind of surprised me.  I mean I know a lot people didn't like, though a lot did like it, I just didn't think it was that bad.  Course I really like it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 02:49:34 PM »
Um, the same way they put LitW in horror movies.

We're talking about retards who probably don't even check the film because it takes a very low amount of intellect to notice they are not horror movies. Or they are just being ingorant and play smart because they know Shyamalan does it his way. However, if the case is as mentioned above - that they do watch the movie and put it under horrors, rating it as horror should be rated, means they posses lower than above mentioned amount of intellect and forth should not be taken into concern. - like theRazzie award, for example. Whoever takes it seriously even with the smallest pinch should consider retirement from movie observance and film industry.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 09:58:01 AM »
I wonder why they are still considering LITW as horror movie. Critics or whoever sits behind a monitor and writes a review they all think that all M.Night films are horror...


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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 11:15:04 AM »
I wonder why they are still considering LITW as horror movie. Critics or whoever sits behind a monitor and writes a review they all think that all M.Night films are horror...



Oh yes. And because of this misunderstanding they expect M. Night to make the 'Sixth Sense' again and again... Lame.  :-X
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Re: Yahoo-10 Worst Horror Films
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008, 12:17:48 PM »
Yeah..none of Shyamalan's movies were what people thought they were. they are not superhero movies, or ghost movies, or fantasy, or sci-fi....yet when people look at them as though they are, they are disappointed. It's like looking at michaelangelo's statue of David as a porno...it really sucks as a pornographic work. I believe the Happening was an exaggeration of what people think a horror movie is, and it was intentionally a poor version of a horror movie. People who want to see a horor movie when they watch the happening just have no idea what's really going on.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008, 04:58:00 PM »
I hate to play devils advocate here:

but seriosly guys. we need to stop thinking in this M NIGHT Shell and stop praising every single thing he does as if it is some sort of act of God Himself.

Seriously, the guy can make mistakes. Too. Lets face it: If 90 percent of people who saw the Happening didnt like it, its not like a "glass half full-half empty situation". Its not like 90 percent of people are idiots.

They didnt like the movie BECAUSE they thought it was a bad movie.

And ill admit this straight up: i liked the movie BECAUSE it was Shyamalan. If it wasnt Shyamalan who made I would be saying that that was the stupidest piece of crap ever made.

So when Yahoo rates the movie as a top 10 worst horror film, you can't be like ?they're all just net nerds? (what are we doing right now, guys?). PEOPLE HATED THAT MOVIE.

And I just think its stupid to praise the things that we know are bad because of the people who made them. I think its time we accept the fact that some movies suck and we should accept the fact. Because the more we don't the more we come off like some snobbish group that sees things one way and one way only.

(But seriously, this movie has so many Razzies heading for it, it?s not even funny.)

As fans, we shouldnt lose hope. Thats what Im trying to say. I love Night. Him and Spielberg are my favorites. Let's just learn to accept some things and admire the parts that are good.

Or we just ending up sounding stupid and oblivious to facts..

For example, this comment by ?Namaste? made in the previous reply:
?[The Happening] was intentionally a poor version of a horror movie?
Honestly, ?Namaste?, who the hell sets out to make a bad movie? Lets not try to find some excuse.

Im sorry to be this honest. But lets not be oblivious guys.

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 05:49:06 PM »
Quote
Seriously, the guy can make mistakes. Too. Lets face it: If 90 percent of people who saw the Happening didnt like it, its not like a "glass half full-half empty situation". Its not like 90 percent of people are idiots.

Or they are. 90% people didn't notice all characters start with J, didn't see the point of math, didn't connect mrs. Jones with M Nature, didn't notice link between LitW and Happening, didn't notice specific use of melodies, didn't notice animal immunity, didn't pay attention to colors, and so on. Oh, I forgot, and thinks Transformers is the best movie ever made. Pardon. Cloverfield. A person that can't notice and connect these things didn't get the movie. NOT to mention LitW oR Unbreakable. If you don't get something - it's automatically not as good as it may be or actually is. I'm sorry but I tend to spend hours discussing about his movies with people, eg. Lady in the Water, only to realize after 2 hours that they think she lived in the pool since birth. "Did you like Unbreakable?" "T'was ok." "Did you like his theory of antipodal spectrum balance?" "Umm..wha'?".Sorry that's the sum of 90% I met so far, including sensible majority of idiots from imdb.
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Re: Yahoo-10 Worst Horror Films
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2008, 12:00:28 AM »
Yeah I would say 90% of people don't understand Jackson Pollock, but his works are some of the most famous among artists and art-educated people. Shyamalan is the same way. It's just that when you look at his work with an un-trained eye you miss all of the beauty of it. And I still believe The Happening was meant to be a sort of bad horror spoof (at least the main premise of it) And most of my friends don't believe in Shyamalan's genius..but after I explain his movies, they love them. I used to think modern art was dumb until my sister (art minor, theater major) walked me through the national art gallery in Washington DC and explained the works to me and what was going on. Now I appreciate it as an indirect or abstract form of expression which can sometimes even surpass representational art.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2008, 12:31:57 PM »
First off, I disagree, I don't think 90% of people disliked it, just look at the sales, now it wasn't a huge hit or anything, but it did well and people were entertained.  Some people watch movies for just the pure look of it, I don't, but that means some people aren't going to like Night's films because they don't want to take the time to think about it.  There are two forms of filmmaking, 1. the pure entertainment side, and 2. the artistic/message side.  Some people like both, others like only one, and that tends to lean towards the pure entertainment side.  I'd say don't bash people for their movie tastes, but try to explain why you like or dislike a certain movie.  That said some people just wont listen and there's nothing you can do about it.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2008, 01:45:37 PM »
well the sales numbers come from people who watched it..not from people who liked it. you have to watch it before you can decie whether or not you liked it
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2008, 06:02:48 PM »
I think M.Night made the THE HAPPENING on purpose. I mean the way it is directed, its on purpose. I think he just wanted to make fun of people who think that all his movies are horror with twist ending.

The Twist in THE HAPPENING is the wind and all the invisible force.

And I think THE LAST AIRBENDER should change everything. At least the mind of those who think that his movies are all twist and horror.

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2008, 05:52:57 PM »
PLAYING DEVILS ADVOCATE:


Quote from Above Explaining that 90 percent of people Didn't get the movie cause 90% percent of the people who watch it are idiots:
"They are [idiots]. 90% people didn't notice all characters start with J, didn't see the point of math, didn't connect mrs. Jones with M Nature, didn't notice link between LitW and Happening, didn't notice specific use of melodies, didn't notice animal immunity, didn't pay attention to colors, and so on. Oh, I forgot, and thinks Transformers is the best movie ever made."

Im gonna break this up bit by bit. First off, WHO THE Duck CARES THAT ALL THE NAMES START WITH J. What is that supposed to mean. They're names!
2. The Math? Ummm. Explain to me what we didnt get while hearing about the math. Nobody doubted the math. Everyone understood the fact that plants can respond to stimuli, whatever. The reason the math was there was just to prove that point. What other freaking reason is there?
3. And if they suddenly connected the fact that Mrs. Jones was Mother Nature, then people would have liked it???
4. Same with Melodies, Colors, and Animal immnunity.
5. THe reason people like Transformers is because it doesn't try to be anything it isn't. It doesn't try to be a good. EVeryone knows it is not a good movie. But people like for the entertainment.

Now, the basis for all Cinema is one word: STORY. You don't have story, you don't have nothing. Im not saying is the Happening didn't have story. Im saying that forget melodies, colors, and math crap - the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS STORY.

People didn't like the HAPPENING because a. it was unbelievable and b. it was executed poorly.

And honestly, if you have to EXPLAIN the movie to everyone who didn't like it, you know that there's something wrong with the movie. Something the movie did not do. The Happening had great potential but it was a poorly executed film.

WE all know Shyamalan can do great things. Im not saying he isn't a genius. That's why I'm here. But by saying 90 percent of people who see it are dumb or whatever and can't get what he's trying to see is stupid beyond all comparison, because I know a TON of people (film teachers, critics, friends, etc...) who love the things Shyamalan does and they hated this movie.

This movie was bound to be a hit. It made a lot of money in the OPENING WEEKEND ONLY. People saw it on Nights name alone. Then it had one of the largest dives of profit to the next week in film history - over a 70 percent loss. That means something.

And let's face it: The script sucked. Parts of it had potential. In fact THE WHOLE MOVIE HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BE LIKE SIGNS. ITS A VERY SIMILIAR STORY -  a supernatural event that's a backdrop for how couple learns to love eachother again.
That's such a beautiful line.

But it was ruined by the script. For example. in the most climactic scene of the movie - Mark and Zooey walk out and hug and what do they say: "It must have JUST ended."

Wow. Shyamalan can do better than that.

Guys. I love you all. I love the fact that we're all in with Shyamalan, you know. But stop throwing crap out saying people loved this movie. Are Critics Dumbasses, too??. I mean the movie has a very low score on Rotten Tomotoes. THat means something. Obviously no movie goes unliked. It has its supporters. But when a ton of people say it sucks you gotta start listening to them and stop living in a hole.

Finally, again, I end with a quote by Namaste (sorry for bashing you again):

"And I still believe The Happening was meant to be a sort of bad horror spoof (at least the main premise of it)"

WHO THE HELL GOES OUT TO MAKE A BAD MOVIE. A B MOVIE IS NOT A BAD MOVIE. AND BY MAKING A BAD HORROR MOVIE, SHYAMALAN IS NOT BEING A GENIUS AND HE's DEFINETLY NOT OUTSMARTING EVERYONE--- HES THROWING HIS CAREER AWAY.