Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Crappening

Sometimes a movie comes along that actually makes me angry and flee the cinema - and after months of anticipation, sadly, The Happening is the latest one...
It could actually have been quite good, but I don't know what M Night Shthingy was thinking...
The biggest offender in my book is Zooey Deschanel. What was she doing in this film? Was she going for kooky or did she just have too many Sherbert Dips before filming and was on a strangely insane sugar rush. Honestly, she was bad, bad, bad... I just wanted her character to die. Every scene she was in was just a car crash. She seems to me more like a comedy actor, but to be honest, I hope I never see another film of hers as long as i live.
A lot of people are blaming Mark Wahlberg - I thought he was okay. His voice was quite high-pitched throughout, as if he'd just been castrated. And then there was the classic 'oh no' moment (you'll know what i mean), but i've seen worse acting (see Zooey Deschanel).
What was that old woman at the end all about? What school of acting did she go to? She obviously didn't show up for most of the classes.
What happened to John Leguziamo? He's normally good. Why did he put on a comedy afro and comedy glasses and yellowing teeth - was he trying to build character? He shouldn't have bothered.
Maybe the film could have worked with a different cast and less attempts to make trees and grass scary. Or perhaps with a different script...
Honestly, I'm at a loss...
There were some good moments - some of the suicide stuff - but there were too many bad moments that brought the whole thing crashing down (everyone laughed at the man versus lions bit). What a horrendous film, a huge disappointment - M Night, hang your head in shame...

8 comments:

Rol said...

Well, I liked it. ;-)

However, while I'm not bothered by your reaction to the film, I must take you to task on the gorgeous Ms. Deschanel... Martin, what's wrong with you, man? The biggest problem I had with the film was working out how she could ever be married to Mickey Mouse!

Mart said...

oh god she was awful!!! aaargh!

Rol said...

One man's 'awful' is another man's 'awesome'...

Mart said...

i wanna see your review!

Rol said...

I'm too scared to write it.

Rol said...

Oh, go on then - just for you.

Frank said...

Yea, I agree. I thought the movie was so bad that I went home and produced a parody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx16epbyj9g

Enjoy!

Mart said...

ha ha nice one
although i will sue over the use of my highly original Crappening spoof title, obviously hehe

I love 'Zooey' - she should have been in the actual movie