When the M. Night Shyamalan supernatural thriller The Happening was released in 2008, the late legendary film critic Roger Ebert gave it three out of four stars in his review. Currently, though, the movie “boasts” a 17 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it seems that Ebert was in the minority in liking the film.
The plot involves a neurotoxin of some sort that, once people are exposed to it, compels them to do something grisly. Tonight, Jayden Pfeifer is screening the film at the RPL Theatre at 7 p.m. as part of his Talkies series. The series is restricted to people 14+, and admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items to the Regina Food Bank.
Here’s the trailer