History Film / TheHappening

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.

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.



* 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]]'').

to:

* 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”.

to:

* {{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…

to:

* 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.

to:

-->'''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.

to:

* 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.

to:

** 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]].

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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]]'').

to:

* 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.

to:

* {{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.

to:

* 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...

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

** 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.

to:

-->'''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.

to:

* 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.

to:

** 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]].

to:

* 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.

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 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.
18th Jan '16 3:13:13 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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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 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.

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.



* 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]]'').

to:

* 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.

to:

* {{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 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]].

to:

* 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…

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

-->'''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.]]

to:

* 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.

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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 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.
12th Jan '16 5:24:27 PM StFan
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** Even before the movie was made, the most credible theories regarding Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybees hinged around naturally-occurring immunodeficiency and fungal pathogens (i.e., not human-caused).
* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum: 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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* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum:
** Even before the movie was made, the most credible theories regarding Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybees hinged around naturally-occurring immunodeficiency and fungal pathogens (i.e., not human-caused).
* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum:
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 universe, in movie's universe. In the opening scenes, 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”, 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.
8th Jan '16 3:34:49 PM BananaPancakes
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The movie takes a [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcockian]] approach to the horror — the suicides merely happen without explanation — [[ItWasHisSled until somebody]] ''[[ItWasHisSled does]]'' [[ItWasHisSled explain it]]: plants, in response to human overpopulation, are emitting a neurotoxin that makes a person’s survival instinct kick into reverse.

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The At first, the movie takes a [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcockian]] approach to the horror — the suicides merely happen without explanation — [[ItWasHisSled until somebody]] ''[[ItWasHisSled does]]'' [[ItWasHisSled explain it]]: plants, in response to human overpopulation, are emitting a neurotoxin that makes a person’s survival instinct kick into reverse.



* 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 the man himself.]]

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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 the man himself.him.]]



* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly 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 with no basis at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she screams its her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Obviously she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, regardless of wherever they are, whether it be the abandoned truck, or 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.
** Doubles as KentBrockmanNews in certain situations.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly 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 with in her sleep for no basis 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 screams its alleges it’s her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near approached it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once]]. Obviously Clearly she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, regardless of wherever they are, whether be it be the abandoned truck, or 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.
** Doubles as KentBrockmanNews in certain situations. For example:



* CuteMute: Jess, who rarely speaks until the very end.

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* CuteMute: Jess, who rarely speaks Jess says very little until the very end.



* DullSurprise: The reaction to the mass suicides is, shall we say, 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, shall we say, 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 (''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment right after she and Elliot heard the newscaster say it together]]'''!together]]'').



* GaiasVengeance
* {{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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* GaiasVengeance
GaiasVengeance: In the nastiest fashion possible.
* {{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 Shyamalan’s first R-rated film, ignoring the mystery aspect.



* MadeOfPlasticine: The man being (very easily) torn apart by lions.

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* MadeOfPlasticine: The man being zookeeper whose lions (very easily) torn apart by lions.tear him limb from limb.



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere

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* NothingExcitingEverHappensHereNothingExcitingEverHappensHere … until people start killing themselves.



-->'''Construction Worker''': …and little guy says, “You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says ‘WY’.” And the big guy says, “Noooo 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 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, “Noooo “''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]]



* RedShirt: Quite a few characters have shirts are redder than roses, redder than poinsettias.

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* RedShirt: Quite a few characters have shirts are redder than roses, redder than poinsettias.



** 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 doesn’t really understand what science is or how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.
* 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.
* ShapedLikeItself

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** 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 doesn’t really understand what lacks an understanding of science is or and how it works, given that the whole point of science is to explain natural phenomena.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Mrs. Jones has this this, and some obvious mental issues issues, going for her. She displays very hostile behavior towards Elliot and others for no good reason at all.
* %%* ShapedLikeItself



* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, PA is near Uniontown, PA, 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.

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* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, PA Pennsylvania, is near Uniontown, PA, 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.



* WhenTreesAttack

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* WhenTreesAttackWhenTreesAttack: TheMovie.
14th Dec '15 2:09:46 PM BananaPancakes
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"[[MemeticMutation What? Nooooooooooooo.]]"'']]
->''"Plastic. I'm talking to a plastic plant. I'm still doing it."''

A 2008 film written and directed by Creator/MNightShyamalan.

Something big is going down: people all over the East Coast of the United States start to kill themselves for no reason, and there's no explanation as to the mass suicides. High school teacher Elliot Moore (Creator/MarkWahlberg) tries to escape UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} with his wife Alma (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), fellow teacher Julian (John Leguizamo), and Julian's daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez).

The movie takes a Hitchcockian approach to the horror -- the suicides merely happen without explanation -- [[ItWasHisSled until somebody]] ''[[ItWasHisSled does]]'' [[ItWasHisSled explain it]]: plants, in response to human overpopulation, are emitting a neurotoxin that makes a person's survival instinct kick into reverse.

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

A
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''The Happening'' is a
2008 science-fiction horror film written and directed by Creator/MNightShyamalan.

Something big is going down: people all over the East Coast of the United States start to kill themselves for no reason, and there's no explanation as to nobody can explain the mass suicides. High school teacher Elliot Moore (Creator/MarkWahlberg) tries to escape UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} with his wife Alma (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), fellow teacher his colleague and friend Julian (John Leguizamo), (Creator/JohnLeguizamo), and Julian's Julian’s daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez).

The movie takes a Hitchcockian [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcockian]] approach to the horror -- the suicides merely happen without explanation -- [[ItWasHisSled until somebody]] ''[[ItWasHisSled does]]'' [[ItWasHisSled explain it]]: plants, in response to human overpopulation, are emitting a neurotoxin that makes a person's person’s survival instinct kick into reverse.



* 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 30 seconds.

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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 30 seconds.half-minute.



* ChekhovsGun: Really, really obvious one -- the two rooms where you can hear whatever the person in the other room is saying.
* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly 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 with no basis at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she screams its her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once.]] It's clear she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, regardless of wherever they are, whether it be the abandoned truck, or 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.

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* ChekhovsGun: Really, really obvious one -- one: the two rooms where you can hear whatever the person in the other room is saying.
* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly 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 with no basis at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she screams its her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once.]] It's clear once]]. Obviously she has some serious mental problems.
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Whenever the characters need any sort of exposition they can find a broadcast, regardless of wherever they are, whether it be the abandoned truck, or 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.



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

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



* 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 it together]]'''!
* TheEndOrIsIt: The end of the film, where it appears that [[spoiler:the whole thing starts over again in France]].

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* EmotionlessGirl: Alma, more or less, spends most of the movie in DullSurprise mode, and states at the beginning "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]]'''!
* TheEndOrIsIt: The end of the film, where it appears that [[spoiler:the whole thing starts over again affair will repeat in France]].



* {{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.
* FakeFood: In a gag which runs on a little long.

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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.
* FakeFood: In a gag which that runs on a little too long.



* {{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", 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 the word "thing" “thing” for "penis".“penis”.



* HumansAreBastards: This is thought to be the reason for the plants' sudden "evolution" and revolt against humanity. Additionally, in one scene, [[spoiler:a guy shoots two obnoxious teenagers because he doesn't want them coming into his house]].

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* HumansAreBastards: This This, apparently, is thought to be 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 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…



-->'''Construction Worker:''' ... and little guy says "You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." And the big guy says "Noooo man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two guys 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 little guy says "You says, “You have a girlfriend named Wendy, too? Well, I saw your thing and it says 'WY'." ‘WY’.” And the big guy says "Noooo says, “Noooo man. Mine says '[[BiggusDickus ‘[[BiggusDickus Welcome to Jamaica, have a nice day.]]'"[[note]]The ]]’”[[note]]The missing part of the joke is "Two guys “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, 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.

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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.



* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum: The mass genocide of humans by plants is described by Elliot Moore as something that just "happened", rather than an unprecedented biological phenomenon.
** 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"; in the real world, 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 doesn't really understand what science is or how it works, given that the whole point of science is explaining natural phenomena.

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* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum: The mass genocide of humans by plants is described by Elliot Moore describes the plants’ mass homicide not as something that just "happened", rather than an unprecedented biological phenomenon.
phenomenon, but as something that just “happened”.
** Science doesn't doesn’t seem to be in great shape in this movie's movie’s universe, in the opening scenes, Elliot asks his students for theories on disappearing bees. One student suggests "It's suggests, “It’s just a phenomenon of nature and we'll we’ll never understand it"; it”, which, in the real world, 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 doesn't doesn’t really understand what science is or how it works, given that the whole point of science is explaining 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 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 [[Film/{{Signs}} The Signs.]]'''\\
'''And Now...It's Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, PA is near Uniontown, PA, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} -- this puts 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 spoken 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 [[Film/{{Signs}} The Signs.]]'''\\
the Film/{{Signs}}.'''\\
'''And Now...It's Now … It’s Happening.'''
* TelevisionGeography: The real Filbert, PA is near Uniontown, PA, about forty miles southeast of UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} -- this puts 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 Breslin’s character’s line, "Open “Open this door, bitch!"
bitch!”
* TitleDrop: The word "happening" “happening” is spoken uttered in about every other scene. But But, as [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] points out in his review, it soon becomes repetitive and annoying.
8th Nov '15 4:24:31 PM DougSMachina
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Something big is going down: people all over the East Coast start to kill themselves for no reason, and there's no explanation as to the mass suicides. High school teacher Elliot Moore (Creator/MarkWahlberg) tries to escape UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} with his wife Alma (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), fellow teacher Julian (John Leguizamo), and Julian's daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez).

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Something big is going down: people all over the East Coast of the United States start to kill themselves for no reason, and there's no explanation as to the mass suicides. High school teacher Elliot Moore (Creator/MarkWahlberg) tries to escape UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} with his wife Alma (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel), fellow teacher Julian (John Leguizamo), and Julian's daughter Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez).
10th Sep '15 10:22:33 AM JamesAustin
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* 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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* GoshdangItToHeck: GoshDangItToHeck: The private's use of "Cheese and crackers!" as an exclamation, and the construction worker's use of the word "thing" for "penis".
23rd Jun '15 11:27:59 AM Prinzenick
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* CloudCuckoolader: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and truly terrible social skills (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her with no basis at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she screams its her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once.]] It's clear she has some serious mental problems.

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



* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Jess and Alma get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Elliot, Jess and Alma get all the way through dinner with Mrs. Jones before deigning to mention the event.event, but Mrs. Jones makes it clear she doesn't want to hear about it anyway.


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* 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.
23rd Jun '15 11:24:53 AM Prinzenick
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* CloudCuckoolader: Mrs. Jones is (supposed to be) a non-comedic example. She has clearly lived in isolation for many years, and displays misanthropic behavior and truly terrible social skills (she even accuses Elliot of planning to murder her with no basis at all). She even flips out at Elliot trying to examine the doll on her bed (which presumably represents her younger self, given she screams its her face, and she was apparently hiding nearby to see if Elliot got near it) and [[GetOut orders him to leave at once.]] It's clear she has some serious mental problems.
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