10/24/08

The Richest Unintentional Comedy of the Year

Sadly, not M. Night's remake of Carmaggedon.Welcome, won't you?

Rifftrax took on M. Night Shyamalan at his zenith earlier this year, and now it's time to take him on at his nadir. The Happening is every bit as entertaining as The Sixth Sense, but there are a few key differences. Instead of building deliberate suspense, for instance, The Happening goes so far over the top with its overearnest characters and mass deaths that you can't help but laugh. If you watch closely, you can actually see the part where Shyamalan's film career stops in its tracks, walks backwards a few unsteady steps, and then shoots itself in the head. Review here.