by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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It’s official: 2008 is the year of vicious, man-eating plants. Not since Killer Tomatoes have we seen such misbehavin’ ways from the Earth’s flora.

We’ve already told you a bit about M. Night Shyamalan’s new flick The Happening (coming in June) — which features plants around the world releasing deadly pollen that causes everyone to commit suicide. And now, in The Ruins — which opens this weekend in theaters — we’ve got a Little Shop of Horrors type situation taking place in a Mexico jungle. Without the singing. Or Rick Moranis. From the article,

“But apparently the flick, according to Bloody Disgusting, is about an angry plant that eats people. Way cooler than angry spirits. And it seems the plant has “evolved” into this vicious human-eating state, much the way Shyamalan’s plants have evolved that suicide-inducing toxin in The Happening. Now I’m actually vaguely intrigued by the movie, since it’s high time plant monsters made a comeback.”

I couldn’t agree more. It’s time plants were given the opportunity to shine as the big bad. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to run home and water mine before it discovers where I keep the knives…

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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