The Happening (2008) Rated R

A family struggles to survive a plague that causes people to commit suicide. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, and John Leguizamo.

This film isn’t the best of M. Night Shyamalan’s films, but it still has the classic storytelling that is quintessentially his. He uses color and the knowledge of plants to tell a story that turns on its head. Wahlberg seems to have struggled with this film. I don’t know if it was Shyamalan’s direction or if it was Wahlberg himself, but his performance wasn’t one for the history books. I also think that this film may have been on the downhill run of fans getting bored with Shyamalan’s style. However, Shyamalan did deliver a great mystery rather than horror. It’s still worth a watch. 

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