There is a moment, varying from person to person, in M. Night Shyamalan‘s filmography which marks when his earliest followers wound up losing their faith in the director. For me it was “The Village,” for some it was “Signs,” but almost everyone can agree that “The Happening” was a total trainwreck. With the filmmaker back this week with his found footage “The Visit,” Screen Junkies decided to re-visit one of more egregious entries in Shyamalan’s catalog.
The environmental message movie stars Mark Wahlberg as a teacher who begins to notice that weird things are “happening,” such as mass swaths of the population starting to kill themselves. The culprit? Mother nature, who is releasing toxins against humans, because we’re a threat. If only we had recycled more. It’s a ludicrous premise, in a ludicrous film, that is absolutely hilarious, but not for the reasons Shyamalan intended. Anyway, check out the Honest Trailer below to remember truly how ridiculous the film is.