Feb 4 2008'The Happening' Teaser Trailer Finds Self-Awareness

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I'll assume that, as he was writing The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan must have realized that making a film about people inexplicably committing suicide would lead to critics citing watching Lady in the Water as the likely cause. So thank you, M. Night, for finally reaching the point of self-awareness that you're willing to make it easy for us asshole bloggers. And thanks to Kyle for the tip.

Reader Comments

Okay, that looks awesome.

Also, why are so many movies set in New York City?

I don't get it. I don't see any self-awareness.

And I WANT to.

I love how it says "writer and director of the sixth sense and signs." On resumes aren't you supposed to put your last three jobs?

In that case how about From the director who jumped the shark with The Village. Who directed Rosie O'Donnell in Wide Awake.

i was looking forward to trashing this for essentially being an uncredited remake of Suicide Club, and demonstrating that Shyamalan is out of ideas, but it actually looks pretty good.

its plants the twist is its the plants making them do it

I guess he really wanted to direct Y The Last Man or Blindness but was turned down.

Haha, Oscar, I was going to say the same thing. But remember, M. Night Shamalami has a history of making movies that look great in the trailers, and then turn out to suck horrible. I was *excited* to see "The Village" but it turned out to be a groanfest once you figured out where it was going. People were actually booing and throwing things at the screen at the end when I saw it, haha.

Looks pretty shitty to me.

It'd probably be an improvement for NYC if people just started topping themselves.

Yo when is he making Avatar: Last Airbender?

Last line of the trailer "Is this really Happening?"

COULD THE TWIST BE THAT IT IS NOT REALLY HAPPENING??*

*or that it is really happening?

I think that largely I do not care either way.


The Happening is concrete proof that people will do ANYTHING to get out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. I know I would.

This is the guy that Nickelodeon trusts to do Avatar: The Last Airbender in live-action?

Nice rip-off Cloverfield font.

It *looks* good, and creepy - but so did The Village. Signs looked creepy as heck, but that was tedious as well. I didn't bother with Lady in the Water. At least he didn't use the stupid child-voice whispering (so scary!) ploy with this one. I don't hold out much hope for Shyamalan, really. Maybe when he starts getting over himself or something.

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