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The Happening. Not a Review.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn June 9, 2008 at 2:43AM

The Happening. Not a Review.





Wait...what just happened?


Unfortunately, I can't tell you yet, because there's a hefty review embargo on The Happening. So let me just say this: Shyamalan loves to pit unwitting characters against anonymous foe, but the frequency with which he applies that anonymity is starting to feel more like a shrug than any sort of bold maneuver. By refusing to define -- or at least flesh out -- the enemy, he sidesteps the need for cold logic that usually gives us the feeling, at least in the thriller genre that Shyamalan loves so dearly, that something is really, uh, happening.


Believe or not, the words on this chalkboard spoil the movie for you. Or maybe not! Spooky, huh?

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