The Crappening

Yesterday I spent the day out with my former colleague Marea.

  

That’s her…

 

She likes dogs.

So anyway, we went and watched The Crappening The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan (of The Sixth Sense acclaim), and starring Mark Wahlberg. There’s no doubt about it, it definitely could have been better. It’s too bad, M. Night Shyamalan’s style was evident, and the film seriuosly had a lot of promise. I loved how from the very beginning of the movie, something already happens. It kept the audience intrigued. But man, did the acting suck. If they hired better actors whose faces have wider ranges of expression, maybe this movie wouldn’t have ended up so lame. It was very hard to take it seriously when you half-expected the lead to go ape-sh*t and say, “Dude, I’m like so freaking stoned right now?” Wahlberg really can’t pull off smart, mature characters, and he proves it well in this movie. The others didn’t do any better. The female lead whose name escapes me right now was just plain weird in the general sense. And I’m not sure how appropriate that really was for the movie. I’m not even sure why she was even cast.

This movie should’ve been creepy, I mean, what would you do if you suddenly realize that everyone around you had stopped moving, and then starts to walk backwards, before killing themselves in various forms of stupid? But instead we got this crap and ended up laughing our butts off. And how corny was it that the moral of this story is that we need to love each other as well as the environment more? Or that it even had a moral lesson? The whole ”love is the answer to everything” crap is so cliche anyway. In a nutshell, this movie was hilarioius, and is one of the top contenders in the best comedy of the year category, and not the scary suspense-thriller it was created to be.

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~ by iamnotfrodo on June 18, 2008.

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