History Film / TheHappening

18th Mar '17 9:35:30 PM BananaPancakes
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film's R rating was a huge marketing point.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film's R rating was a huge marketing point.point (not that it overindulges in many of the things on which the MPAA tends to crack down).



* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, wherever they are, be it the abandoned truck, the radio in the middle of the field (that no one bothered to take with them), or the montage of other people all over the U.S. watching news on TV.
* CreatorCameo: M. Night Shyamalan provides the voice of Joey, with whom Alma had dessert once [[FelonyMisdemeanor and acts as if she had an affair with him]]. [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen And the viewer never sees him.]]

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* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, wherever they are, be it the abandoned truck, the radio in the middle of the field (that no one bothered to take with them), or the montage {{montage}} of other people all over the U.S. watching news on TV.
* CreatorCameo: M. Night Shyamalan provides the voice of Joey, with whom Alma had dessert once without telling Elliot, [[FelonyMisdemeanor and acts as if she had an affair with him]]. him.]] [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen And the viewer never sees him.]]



* DisposablePilot: The Jeep driver. Oddly enough, he's played by [[Film/{{Clerks}} Dante Hicks]].

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* DisposablePilot: The Jeep driver. Oddly enough, he's played by Brian [[Film/{{Clerks}} Dante Hicks]]."Dante Hicks"]] O'Halloran.



-->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].

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-->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].responsible.]]



* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so …

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* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's more [[DownplayedTrope More like the Meadow Walk, Walk]], but even so …



** BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Julian dies while Elliot and Alma survive, and while the teenage boys who join the latter two later both get killed, the black guy is killed before his white friend.]]



** Elliot Moore describes the plants' mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just "happened".

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** Elliot Moore Moore, and an alleged expert who goes on television at the end, describes the plants' mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just "happened".



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Mrs. Jones has this, and some obvious mental issues, going for her. She displays very hostile behavior towards Elliot and others for no good reason at all.

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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Mrs. Jones has this, and some obvious mental issues, going for her. She displays acts very hostile behavior towards Elliot and others hostilely to the protagonists for no good reason at all.
29th Nov '16 3:35:02 AM Laqueesha
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* HarsherInHindsight: One of the billboards near the neighborhood-under-construction says "YOU DESERVE THIS".
29th Nov '16 3:34:54 AM Laqueesha
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* HarsherInHindsight: One of the billboards near the neighborhood-under-construction says "YOU DESERVE THIS".
9th Oct '16 9:02:07 AM themisterfree
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* DisposablePilot: The Jeep driver.

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* DisposablePilot: The Jeep driver. Oddly enough, he's played by [[Film/{{Clerks}} Dante Hicks]].



* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s line, "Open this door, bitch!"

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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s character’s line, "Open this door, bitch!"
23rd Sep '16 9:16:52 PM BananaPancakes
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--->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].

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--->'''Newscaster''': -->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].



* NoPeripheralVision: When Elliot walks up to the truck with the open door, only after looking through it does he notice the house in the distance. He then points it out to his companions, ''who were looking in that direction already'', and then they notice it.



* NoPeripheralVision: When Elliot walks up to the truck with the open door, only after looking through it does he notice the house in the distance. He then points it out to his companions, ''who were looking in that direction already'', and then they notice it.



-->'''Construction Worker''': …and the little guy says, "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says, "''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before trying to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn't want to hear about it anyway.

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-->'''Construction Worker''': worker''': …and the little guy says, "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says, "''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before trying to mention the event, wave of mass suicides, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn't want to hear about it anyway.anyway.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:The plants just happen to stop emitting the neurotoxin minutes before Elliot and Alma decide to go outside and embrace. In the original script, the subtext became text and it was literally ThePowerOfLove that saved them.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:The plants just happen to stop emitting the neurotoxin minutes before Elliot and Alma decide to go outside and embrace. In the original script, the subtext became text and it was literally ThePowerOfLove that saved them.]]
3rd Sep '16 10:28:43 AM BananaPancakes
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* CreatorCameo: M. Night Shyamalan provides the voice of Joey, with whom Alma had dessert once [[FelonyMisdemeanor and acts as if she had an affair with him]]. [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen And the viewer never sees him.]]
* CrazyCatLady: Or, in this case, a Crazy Doll Lady.



* CreatorCameo: M. Night Shyamalan provides the voice of Joey, with whom Alma had dessert once [[FelonyMisdemeanor and acts as if she had an affair with him]]. [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen And the viewer never sees him.]]
* CrazyCatLady: Or, in this case, a Crazy Doll Lady.



* EvolutionaryLevels: The plants suddenly evolve the ability to emit neurotoxin. All species of plants. ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology Simultaneously.]]''

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* EvolutionaryLevels: The plants suddenly evolve the ability to emit the relevant neurotoxin. All species of plants. ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology Simultaneously.]]''



* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the 'mystery', so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.

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* {{Gorn}}: Apparently Apparently, someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the 'mystery', so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's the first R-rated film, time the MPAA had given a Shyamalan film an R rating, ignoring the mystery aspect.



* HumansAreBastards: Hence, apparently, the plants' sudden "evolution" and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who have joined Elliot because he doesn't want them coming into his boarded-up house]].

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* HumansAreBastards: Hence, apparently, the plants' sudden "evolution" 'evolution' and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who have joined Elliot because he doesn't want them coming into his boarded-up house]].



* KentBrockmanNews The reports in certain situations. For example:
--->'''Newscaster:''' [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].

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* KentBrockmanNews KentBrockmanNews: The reports in certain situations. For example:
--->'''Newscaster:''' --->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].



* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so...

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* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so...so …



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: ...until people start killing themselves.

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* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: ...until people start killing themselves.%%* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere



-->'''Construction Worker''': ...and the little guy says, "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says, "''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]

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-->'''Construction Worker''': ...and Worker''': …and the little guy says, "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says, "''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]



* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end … {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].



* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end... {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].



'''And Now... It's Happening.'''

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'''And Now... Now … It's Happening.'''
10th Aug '16 9:16:39 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[MemeticMutation “What? Nooooooooooooo.”]]'']]
->''“Plastic. I’m talking to a plastic plant. I'm still doing it.”''

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[MemeticMutation “What? "What? Nooooooooooooo.”]]'']]
->''“Plastic. I’m
"]]'']]
->''"Plastic. I'm
talking to a plastic plant. I'm still doing it.”''
"''



** Doubles as KentBrockmanNews in certain situations. For example:
--->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].


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* KentBrockmanNews The reports in certain situations. For example:
--->'''Newscaster:''' [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].
25th Mar '16 12:04:58 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film’s R rating was a huge marketing point.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film’s film's R rating was a huge marketing point.



* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don’t notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.

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* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don’t don't notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.



* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it’s her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it’s it's her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.



* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and one of whose first lines is “I don’t like to show my emotions.” Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage “It makes you kill yourself” (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').

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* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and one of whose first lines is “I don’t "I don't like to show my emotions." Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage “It "It makes you kill yourself” yourself" (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').



* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the ‘mystery’, so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s use of “Cheese and crackers!” as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s use of “[[UnusualEuphemism thing]]” for “penis”.

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* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the ‘mystery’, 'mystery', so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s private's use of “Cheese "Cheese and crackers!” crackers!" as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s worker's use of “[[UnusualEuphemism thing]]” "[[UnusualEuphemism thing]]" for “penis”."penis".



* HumansAreBastards: Hence, apparently, the plants’ sudden “evolution” and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who have joined Elliot because he doesn’t want them coming into his boarded-up house]].

to:

* HumansAreBastards: Hence, apparently, the plants’ plants' sudden “evolution” "evolution" and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who have joined Elliot because he doesn’t doesn't want them coming into his boarded-up house]].



* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it’s more like the Meadow Walk, but even so…

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* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it’s it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so…so...



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere … until people start killing themselves.

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* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere … NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: ...until people start killing themselves.



** A man boards up his rural house to protect himself and his family from the toxin. Elliot tries to reason with them, but Josh and Jared’s behaviour undermines his attempt [[spoiler:and they’re shot dead for their trouble]].

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** A man boards up his rural house to protect himself and his family from the toxin. Elliot tries to reason with them, but Josh and Jared’s Jared's behaviour undermines his attempt [[spoiler:and they’re they're shot dead for their trouble]].



-->'''Construction Worker''': …and the little guy says, “You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says ‘WY’.” And the big guy says, “''No'', man. Mine says ‘[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]’”[[note]]The missing part of the joke is “Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters ‘WY’ tattooed on his penis.”[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn’t want to hear about it anyway.

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-->'''Construction Worker''': …and Worker''': ...and the little guy says, “You "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says ‘WY’.” 'WY'." And the big guy says, “''No'', "''No'', man. Mine says ‘[[BiggusDickus '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]’”[[note]]The ]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is “Two "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters ‘WY’ 'WY' tattooed on his penis.”[[/note]]
"[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning trying to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn’t doesn't want to hear about it anyway.



* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word “Jeep” on the hubcap lined up perfectly horizontally and readable.

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* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word “Jeep” "Jeep" on the hubcap lined up perfectly horizontally and readable.



** Elliot Moore describes the plants’ mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just “happened”.
** Science doesn’t seem to be in great shape in this movie’s universe. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In his first scene]], Elliot asks his students for theories on disappearing bees. One student suggests, “It’s just a phenomenon of nature and we’ll never understand it.” In reality, a science teacher would consider that a desperate cop-out from an ignorant student, but Elliot considers it a perfectly valid answer. One gets the impression M. Night lacks an understanding of science and how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.

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** Elliot Moore describes the plants’ plants' mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just “happened”.
"happened".
** Science doesn’t doesn't seem to be in great shape in this movie’s movie's universe. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In his first scene]], Elliot asks his students for theories on disappearing bees. One student suggests, “It’s "It's just a phenomenon of nature and we’ll never understand it." In reality, a science teacher would consider that a desperate cop-out from an ignorant student, but Elliot considers it a perfectly valid answer. One gets the impression M. Night lacks an understanding of science and how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.



* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn’t affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone else kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end … {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].

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* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn’t isn't affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone else kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end … end... {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].



-->'''We’ve [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We’ve Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now … It’s Happening.'''

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-->'''We’ve -->'''We've [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We’ve '''We've Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now … It’s Now... It's Happening.'''



* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s line, “Open this door, bitch!”
* TitleDrop: The word “happening” is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.

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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s line, “Open "Open this door, bitch!”
bitch!"
* TitleDrop: The word “happening” "happening" is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.
25th Mar '16 9:41:50 AM BananaPancakes
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film's R rating was a huge marketing point.
* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don't notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.

to:

* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film's film’s R rating was a huge marketing point.
* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don't notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.
point.



* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don’t notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.



* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it's her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, wherever they are, be it the abandoned truck, the radio in the middle of the field (that no one bothered to take with them), or the montage of other people all over the U.S. watching the TV news.

to:

* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it's it’s her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, wherever they are, be it the abandoned truck, the radio in the middle of the field (that no one bothered to take with them), or the montage of other people all over the U.S. watching the TV news.news on TV.



--->'''News Reporter''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].

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--->'''News Reporter''': --->'''Newscaster''': [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic An unconfirmed source]] says [[GovernmentConspiracy the government is responsible]].



* DullSurprise: The reaction to the mass suicides is... less expressive than one might expect.
* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and states at the beginning "I don’t like to show my emotions." Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage "It makes you kill yourself" (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').

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* DullSurprise: The reaction to the mass suicides is... is … less expressive than one might expect.
* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and states at the beginning "I one of whose first lines is “I don’t like to show my emotions." Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage "It “It makes you kill yourself" yourself” (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').



* {{Expospeak}}: The principal explains the symptoms at the beginning to the other teachers. Later, the nursery owner explains plants' ability to release chemicals. Mrs. Jones explains the speaker in the springhouse.

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* {{Expospeak}}: The principal explains the symptoms at the beginning to the other teachers. Later, the nursery owner explains plants' plants’ ability to release chemicals. Mrs. Jones explains the speaker in the springhouse.



* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]'s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the "mystery", so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s use of "Cheese and crackers!" as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s use of the word "thing" for "penis".

to:

* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]'s Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the "mystery", ‘mystery’, so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s use of "Cheese “Cheese and crackers!" crackers!” as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s use of the word "thing" “[[UnusualEuphemism thing]]” for "penis".“penis”.



* HumansAreBastards: This, apparently, is the reason for the plants' sudden "evolution" and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who join Elliot because he doesn't want them coming into his boarded-up house]].
* InfantImmortality: Averted when the two teenage boys get shot.

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* HumansAreBastards: This, Hence, apparently, is the reason for the plants' plants’ sudden "evolution" “evolution” and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who join have joined Elliot because he doesn't doesn’t want them coming into his boarded-up house]].
* InfantImmortality: Averted when the [[spoiler:the two teenage boys get shot.shot]].



* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so...

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* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it's it’s more like the Meadow Walk, but even so...so…



* NoPeripheralVision: When Elliot walks up to the truck with the open door, only after looking through it does he notice the house in the distance. He then points it out to everyone else ''who was looking in that direction already'', and they notice it.

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* NoPeripheralVision: When Elliot walks up to the truck with the open door, only after looking through it does he notice the house in the distance. He then points it out to everyone else his companions, ''who was were looking in that direction already'', and then they notice it.



** Two women are seen holed up in an apartment, wearing gas masks. This is one of the smartest things you can do if you believe that a chemical/biological weapon has been used and there is minimal option for evacuating safely.
** A man boards up his house so that he and his family will be safe from the toxin. Elliot tries to reason with them, but is unsuccessful when the residents shoot Josh and Jared.

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** Two women are seen holed up in an apartment, apartment in the city somewhere, wearing gas masks. This is one of the smartest things you can do if you believe that a chemical/biological weapon has been used and there is minimal option for evacuating safely.
** A man boards up his rural house so that he to protect himself and his family will be safe from the toxin. Elliot tries to reason with them, but is unsuccessful when the residents shoot Josh and Jared.Jared’s behaviour undermines his attempt [[spoiler:and they’re shot dead for their trouble]].



-->'''Construction Worker''': ...and the little guy says, "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says, "''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn't want to hear about it anyway.

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-->'''Construction Worker''': ...and Worker''': …and the little guy says, "You “You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." ‘WY’.” And the big guy says, "''No'', “''No'', man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus ‘[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The ]]’”[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two “Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters 'WY' ‘WY’ tattooed on his penis."[[/note]]
”[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn't doesn’t want to hear about it anyway.



* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word "Jeep" on the hubcap perfectly lined up horizontally and readable.

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* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word "Jeep" “Jeep” on the hubcap lined up perfectly lined up horizontally and readable.



** Elliot Moore describes the plants' mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just "happened".
** Science doesn't seem to be in great shape in this movie's universe. In the opening scenes, Elliot asks his students for theories on disappearing bees. One student suggests, "It's just a phenomenon of nature and we'll never understand it," which, in the real world, a science teacher would consider a desperate cop-out from an ignorant student, but Elliot considers it a perfectly valid answer. One gets the impression M. Night lacks an understanding of science and how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.

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** Elliot Moore describes the plants' plants’ mass homicide not as an unprecedented biological phenomenon, but as something that just "happened".
“happened”.
** Science doesn't doesn’t seem to be in great shape in this movie's movie’s universe. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment In the opening scenes, his first scene]], Elliot asks his students for theories on disappearing bees. One student suggests, "It's “It’s just a phenomenon of nature and we'll we’ll never understand it," which, in the real world, it.” In reality, a science teacher would consider that a desperate cop-out from an ignorant student, but Elliot considers it a perfectly valid answer. One gets the impression M. Night lacks an understanding of science and how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.



* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn't affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end... {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].

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* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn't isn’t affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone else kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end... end … {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].



-->'''We've [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We've Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now... It's Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, Pennsylvania, is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, putting it very far from the eastern part of the state that the guy in the restaurant points out on the TV screen, and well past their train's stated destination of Harrisburg. The actual town has no rail service, either.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin's character's line, "Open this door, bitch!"
* TitleDrop: The word "happening" is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.

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-->'''We've -->'''We’ve [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We've '''We’ve Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now... It's Now … It’s Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, Pennsylvania, is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, putting it very far from the eastern part of the state that the guy in the restaurant diner points out on the TV screen, and well past their train's train’s stated destination of Harrisburg. The actual town itself has no rail service, either.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin's character's Breslin’s character’s line, "Open “Open this door, bitch!"
bitch!”
* TitleDrop: The word "happening" “happening” is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film’s R rating was a huge marketing point.
* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don’t notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: For some reason, the film’s film's R rating was a huge marketing point.
* BehindTheBlack: Funny how the characters don’t don't notice the bodies hanging from the trees until the camera reveals them, even though they had been driving straight towards them for a good half-minute.



* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it’s her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has obviously lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and [[NotGoodWithPeople truly terrible social skills]] (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her in her sleep for no reason at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she alleges it’s it's her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Clearly she has some serious mental problems.



* DullSurprise: The reaction to the mass suicides is … less expressive than one might expect.
* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and states at the beginning “I don’t like to show my emotions.” Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage “It makes you kill yourself” (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').

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* DullSurprise: The reaction to the mass suicides is … is... less expressive than one might expect.
* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and states at the beginning “I "I don’t like to show my emotions." Maybe the most JustForFun/{{egregious}} example among many in this movie is her line about the foliage “It "It makes you kill yourself” yourself" (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'').



* {{Expospeak}}: The principal explains the symptoms at the beginning to the other teachers. Later, the nursery owner explains plants’ ability to release chemicals. Mrs. Jones explains the speaker in the springhouse.

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* {{Expospeak}}: The principal explains the symptoms at the beginning to the other teachers. Later, the nursery owner explains plants’ plants' ability to release chemicals. Mrs. Jones explains the speaker in the springhouse.



* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the ‘mystery’, so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan’s first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s use of “Cheese and crackers!” as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s use of the word “thing” for “penis”.

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* {{Gorn}}: Apparently someone in [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox Fox]]’s Fox]]'s marketing department learned that people were just laughing at the answer to the ‘mystery’, "mystery", so commercials for the DVD release focused ''solely'' on the deaths and its status as Shyamalan’s Shyamalan's first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.
* GoshDangItToHeck: The private’s use of “Cheese "Cheese and crackers!” crackers!" as an exclamation, and the construction worker’s use of the word “thing” "thing" for “penis”."penis".



* HumansAreBastards: This, apparently, is the reason for the plants’ sudden ‘evolution’ and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who join Elliot because he doesn’t want them coming into his house]].

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* HumansAreBastards: This, apparently, is the reason for the plants’ plants' sudden ‘evolution’ "evolution" and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers who join Elliot because he doesn’t doesn't want them coming into his boarded-up house]].



* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it’s more like the Meadow Walk, but even so…

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* TheMeadowRun: Fine, it’s it's more like the Meadow Walk, but even so…so...



* OnlySaneMan: Two women are seen holed up in an apartment, wearing gas masks. This is one of the smartest things you can do if you believe that a chemical/biological weapon has been used and there is minimal option for evacuating safely.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
**
Two women are seen holed up in an apartment, wearing gas masks. This is one of the smartest things you can do if you believe that a chemical/biological weapon has been used and there is minimal option for evacuating safely.safely.
** A man boards up his house so that he and his family will be safe from the toxin. Elliot tries to reason with them, but is unsuccessful when the residents shoot Josh and Jared.



-->'''Construction Worker''': …and the little guy says, “You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says ‘WY’.” And the big guy says, “''No'', man. Mine says ‘[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]’”[[note]]The missing part of the joke is “Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters ‘WY’ tattooed on his penis.”[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Jess and Alma get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn’t want to hear about it anyway.

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-->'''Construction Worker''': …and Worker''': ...and the little guy says, “You "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says ‘WY’.” 'WY'." And the big guy says, “''No'', "''No'', man. Mine says ‘[[BiggusDickus '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]’”[[note]]The ]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is “Two "Two men are standing at adjacent urinals, and they both notice the other has the letters ‘WY’ 'WY' tattooed on his penis.”[[/note]]
"[[/note]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Alma, and Jess and Alma get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn’t doesn't want to hear about it anyway.



* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word “Jeep” on the hubcap perfectly lined up horizontally and readable.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:The plants just happen to stop emitting the neurotoxin minutes before Elliot and Alma decide to go outside and hug. In the original script, the subtext became text and it was literally ThePowerOfLove.]]

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* ProductPlacement: When Elliot tells them to stop the car because of the bodies on the road, the next shot is the wheel stopping with the word “Jeep” "Jeep" on the hubcap perfectly lined up horizontally and readable.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:The plants just happen to stop emitting the neurotoxin minutes before Elliot and Alma decide to go outside and hug. embrace. In the original script, the subtext became text and it was literally ThePowerOfLove.ThePowerOfLove that saved them.]]



* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn’t affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end … {{foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].

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* SoleSurvivor: In the beginning, [[spoiler:and in the end in France]], only one random person isn’t isn't affected by the neurotoxins, and ForcedToWatch everyone kill themselves.
* ShoutOut: Jess has an ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' backpack in the end … {{foreshadowing}} end... {{Foreshadowing}} of [[Film/TheLastAirbender things to come]].



-->'''We’ve [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We’ve Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now … It’s Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, Pennsylvania, is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, putting it very far from the eastern part of the state that the guy in the restaurant points out on the TV screen, and well past their train’s stated destination of Harrisburg. The actual town has no rail service, either.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s line, “Open this door, bitch!”
* TitleDrop: The word “happening” is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.

to:

-->'''We’ve -->'''We've [[Film/TheSixthSense Sensed]] It.'''\\
'''We’ve '''We've Seen the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now … It’s Now... It's Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, Pennsylvania, is near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, putting it very far from the eastern part of the state that the guy in the restaurant points out on the TV screen, and well past their train’s train's stated destination of Harrisburg. The actual town has no rail service, either.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Spencer Breslin’s character’s Breslin's character's line, “Open "Open this door, bitch!”
bitch!"
* TitleDrop: The word “happening” "happening" is uttered in about every other scene. But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.
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