The Happening

Back to work tomorrow. Had a lazy lazy long weekend. Watched The Happening last night by M. Night Shyamalan. The acting was a bit strange and a bit difficult to follow, but as with all of his films I think the concept is always really strong and it’s about how you feel after you’ve watched it and the story has sunk in.

The story begins with a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times, about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees.  They discuss how yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, which we take for granted happens in the animal kingdom. Meanwhile something similar begins happening in New York, people start dropping dead mysteriously on mass. We learn eventually that this is a force of nature, a momentary imbalance in the air.

I thought about this for a long while after. Life is so fragile.

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~ by Rohini on Monday, May 4, 2009.

2 Responses to “The Happening”

  1. oh i want to see that!

  2. As I said Aline – sounds better than it is! Let me know what you think!

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