History Film / TheHappening

19th May '18 7:15:46 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Apr '18 1:58:51 AM K2Misfit
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** More accurately Moore and ''the entire movie's'' arguing from an ''[[https://io9.gizmodo.com/5016361/the-happening-is-the-biggest-intelligent-design-movie-of-the-year Intelligent Design]]'' standpoint. The equivalent of a high school teacher making such statements is like a civil rights activist arguing for a return to slavery and better suited for either [[TheFundamentalist a fundamentalist school]] or [[ConspiracyTheorist InfoWars]].
6th Nov '17 8:51:33 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* NothingIsScarier: The movie

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* NothingIsScarier: The This movie is practically the poster child for why it's better to leave some things unexplained. ''Before'' TheReveal, when people are killing themselves and no one knows why, the movie is (mostly) a genuinely effective suspense thriller. ''After'' the reveal, the whole thing becomes [[{{Narm}} a complete joke.]]
6th Nov '17 8:47:52 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* NothingIsScarier: The movie


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* TheReveal: Everyone is killing themselves because... [[spoiler: [[VoodooShark Plants made them do it.]] ]]
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.'''
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