Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Happening

Just watched the long anticipated (at least by me,) The Happening by one of my favourite storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Village, by far is the most emotionally and visually stunning composed thriller. Ever) at Mid Valley yesterday (Panda? Hulk? What is that?)

The verdict: If you like those apocalyptic, end-of-the-world paranoia flicks and never failed to enjoy Shyamalan's previous works, you are in for a treat. But beware, there's no big twist like his other movies, so there will be no "what?" during the last 5 minutes or so. But wait. There will be. But it's more like "What? That's it?" kind of "what?". Yes, this movie has a kinda stupid ending... OK, stupid might seem harsh. It's not really stupid, but rather, it left an open, endless, sky-is-the-limit interpretation as of what the "happening" is about. Well, an ending should give us some closure, that's why it's named "ending". But as they said, it's about the journey, not the destination. And for that, the movie works successfully. Being the first Shyamalan's movie to be rated R (but oddly enough it's labeled U here, I guess Malaysia has an even higher standard in defining gore in movies. That, or maybe we get the LPF*-chopped version of the movie.)

So that being said, prepare yourself to see some haunting images of human suicides. People jumping from the roof, hang themselves, shot themselves, feeding themselves to the lion at the zoo, and all that jazz.

I give this movie 3 stars. Despite his failure to meet up my expectations this time, I'll still wait for Shyamalan's next movie anyway. Damn it.

In the other happenings lately, I got a new roomate. A 36 year old UiTM mechanical lecturer who's pursuing his Ph.D here.

Hmm.. and we also celebrated Ceeda's birthday. Happy birthday!

*LPF - Lembaga Penapisan Filem


fara-D said...

wah!semalam kah nonton??
ngan sapa? wuuu

huhu!terlepas bday ex-roomate! bad! isk

Adian said...

sorang je. mule2 janji ngan gedik kat pavilion tp sbb nk kejarkan showtime b4 kul 6pm (utk student price) kene tgk kat mid je. huhu

tula, foya2 di penang lagi. ahaha

fara-D said...

sapa kata foya haaaa......

malam ketika smpai wa tak tdoq wo buat kerja!! huh

mlm tuh je...malam lain tdoq!!!wakakakaka!

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