Monday, May 05, 2008


One of the trailers before Iron Man* was for the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Happening. When the trailer was done, the theater rippled with audible laughter. Unless the dude is moving into totally committed self-parody, I'm reasonably confident in saying this was not the intended effect (my moviegoing friend agreed -- to be honest, she pointed it out first, but I was right there with her).

I'm going to go ahead and predict that this is the last movie we're going to see from M. Night Shyamalan for a very long time, if not forever. For fucksake, the trailer even had the patented "loud-as-fuck noise out of nowhere in the middle of a quiet part for MAXIMUM SURPRISE SPOOK EFFECT" bit.

* Which was really damn good, btw.