I didn't hate The Happening because I actually liked the idea behind the movie. Man rapes the earth for years, and finally the earth gets sick of it. I don't remember a ton about the actual movie. I don't have a huge problem with people trying to keep themselves alive by trying to "out run the wind," or whatever. And I don't agree with Mojivo that when the wind "caught up" to him that he wouldn't be surprised. Most people have a "it can't happen to me" mentality. Even when that toxin catches up, I imagine you'll still be surprised that it effected you. Because, let's face it, that sort of thing doesn't exactly happen very often. How would you be prepared for it...?
Lady in the Water, though, was just a beautiful story. Yeah, I had the "Wow, Shamalan sure thinks a lot about himself," reaction, too. But I thought it was more amusing than anything. I bought the movie shortly after it came on DVD, I enjoyed it so much.