Watch this television trailer for "The Happening," then we'll talk.
Did you notice anything missing from that preview? Here's a hint, it's quite possibly his best twist yet!
Yup, you guessed it, there was no mention of the last name Shyamalan. Think M. Night has a complex about something?
I reported a while back that after the miserable failure that was "Lady in the Water," that Shyamalan was considering NOT attaching his name to a future project for fear that his name would make people not want to see it. If there's anything that he's good at, it's knowing that people are tired of his movies coming up lame (see "Signs") and his oh-so-special twist endings.
As you noticed in the trailer, it doesn't mention his name... ever. Rather, it mentions the director's two successful films. As an added bonus, it makes note that this is the FIRST rated-R movie from said director. Double bonus, it comes out on Friday the 13th! Whoa, suddenly I give a crap. Not really, nor does Defamer.
+ original post date: June 9, 2008 10:23 PM
+ categories: Movies