The Happening isn't as bad as everyone made it out to be. It's worse. The visuals at the beginning were very striking; M. Night has always had a talent for that. However, the dialogue was actually terrible. Like, George Lucas terrible. Characters talking in ways that people don't talk. Even reading the lines out loud a single time would have shown that. And, oh, the plot turns out to not just be bad, but intellectually offensive. Science doesn't work this way, people. Anyways. Save two hours of your life and skip this one.
(No link for adding it to your Netflix queue. It was that bad.)