Thursday, June 12, 2008
This Friday I'll be producing the Cinemascape show on Eastside 89.7 FM. This week the show features reviews of Sex & The City and Prince Caspian along with my thoughts on M. Knight Shyamalan's The Happening. A huge fan of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable it seems that the director has unfortunately lost his mojo of late. Lady in the Water just didn't work on any level and while The Happening revolves around a fabulous idea as the people of New York City decides on mass to commit suicide, leading to some astonishing scenes that hark back to the real life tragedies of September 11th, it fails on almost every level. Unfortunately the script, performances and a limp environmental message that is forced down the viewers throat mean that Shyamalan's latest isn't happening at all.