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What A Twist!

Posted by Sunday on Feb 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm in Apocalypse, Movies

Think what you will of M. Night Shyamalan, but the trailer for his most recent endeavor gave me delighted chills (Quicktime is required).

Starring Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel, The Happening is about a final, worldwide apocalypse triggered by the environment. The trailer corroborates rumors that the movie is presented as a confused unfurling, where people are given only fragments of information and society breaks under the strain of an unseen, unknowable foe. This is where my apocalypse boner says hello. Hello! Additional rumor claims the movie will be rated R due to it being a movie about the apocalypse, which I pray involves a lot of people dying. A PG-13 apocalypse movie is sadder than a kitten with no front legs.

I should put on record that Shyamalan’s Signs scared the holy motherloving shit out of me (until the end, when the everpresent questions of faith were subjected to a dose of unbelievable optimism). It used each of my major fears/obsessions against me:

  • apocalypse
  • alien invasion
  • bunkering down
  • home video (I’ll believe anything on home video, especially supernatural things)
  • weird noises

Update: Worst. Movie. Ever.

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February 22nd, 2008 | Apocalypse, Movies

4 Responses to “What A Twist!”

  1. Dan Coulter Says:

    Great… now I’m going to be afraid of the outside.

  2. subspace Says:

    I’ve been afraid of the outside for years now. It’s a natural progression of age.

  3. battlegate Says:

    Ahh, the quiet invasion, always the creepiest. I can’t wait! Looks like apocalyptic goodness.
    Heard much about The Signal? The film is supposed to be 3 mini films from 3 different perspectives, which is something I’m fond of.

  4. subspace Says:

    You know, Quagmire was asking me about that, and I don’t know anything beyond the trailer. I distantly recall reading some positive review, but I can’t be certain. Hmmm…

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