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The Village.........

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by whiteswan, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. whiteswan

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    Not as good as the Sixth Sense but way better than Unbreakable and Signs.

    Good - plot building - tense story.

    Go and see it before somebody tells u the end!

    Yes its not as hard to work out as some of the others - but its a great moment when the pay off is revealed!

    Dave, Oldham.
     
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    Has this opened in the UK yet?
     
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    I Am Not A Number!
    I Am A Free Man!
     
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    Terrible, terrible film.

    Boring, slow-paced with a dim-witted twist at the end.

    Definately the worst film I have seen so far this year.

    Only marginally worse than 'Unbreakable'.
     
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    Sorry but the Village was too predictable.......No comparison to Sixth Sense.
    Just don't expect too much.
     
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    Interesting article about the Village possibly being stolen from an already published book.

    WARNING! SERIOUS SPOILERS WITHIN THIS LINK!!!

    E! Online
     
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    I really enjoyed the mood and pace of the film. It plodded along - but suitably so.

    I spotted the twist... mainly because I was actively sat there trying to think what it could be ! It ain't rocket science.

    If you like his other movies then I think you'll like this one. It has the same "feel".
     
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    Very disapointed with the Village!!
    Was expecting alot better and the ending.......I'd guessed before the start :eek: :eek:
    M.night will have to do alot better than this if he wants to be a so called
    'great filmaker'.Started well with sixth sense and unbreakable,but although i liked signs,it was far too slow.Now with 'the village' he seems to be a one trick poney! :thumbsdow
     
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    Can't be worse than Unbreakable...surely?
     
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    Sorry mate... Much worse. :thumbsdow
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I just don't 'get' his films. Not seen the Village yet, but highlight to read
    saw through the Sixth Sense within 10 minutes. Then the rest of the film was just me confirming what I thought was bleedin' obvious! In fact, I thought it was so obvious, that I was waiting for the twist that would show Bruce Willis to be actually alive!

    Mod note by Garrett Please do not post spoilers if in doubt read this tread here.
    Although the film may be old some people may not have got round to viewing it yet and there are ways to discuss it without spoiling it for others as above. :lesson:
     
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    You mean
    Bruce willis was dead
    .....!!!!!!! ;)

    Mod note by Garrett Please do not post spoilers if in doubt read this tread here.
    Although the film may be old some people may not have got round to viewing it yet and there are ways to discuss it without spoiling it for others as above. :lesson:
     
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    well thats that film ruined for me!! :nono: :nono: :nono:
     
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    Spoilers guys, spoilers!

    Not everyone has seen "The Sixth Sense"...

    Enjoyed all of this director's movies to date so might give "The Village" a go. Admire the fact that the he is one of the few popular directors working today that makes no concessions to the ADS brigade and will allow a story to develop at a pace that will allow an atmosphere of unease and tension to develop (a la "Signs").

    Fed up of people using the term "slow" as a negative as far as movies are concerned.

    "The Godfather" and "Taxi Driver" are slowly paced movies, "Van Helsing" and "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" are fast paced movies. The first two are cinema classics while the latter two are turkeys of monumental proportions.

    Catch m' drift?
     
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    100% with you on that one, but without turkeys the 'great' films wouldn't shine so brightly.
     
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    M. Night Shyamalan is a talented director who seems a lot closer to the European school of directing than the US. The framing and use of crane shots and the pace of the stories is not typical to the US.

    I liked "The Village". It was well scripted and had good performances. It did however pick a theme that had been explored before and it may not be to the taste of those expecting something a little more dynamic.

    He may well be creating a "rod for his own back" now that his first 4 films have all had twists. What happens when he does a straight forward story that has no sting in the tail? Will the public ignore it?

    The score (as in his earlier films) is excellent. He seems to have a relationship with James Newton Howard, like Hitch had with Herrman.
     
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    Just seen this film @ my local Vue cinema.
    Went with 5 members of the family.
    All of us thought pretty much the same about it.
    Not a bad movie,good twist,overall a good performance from all.
    Those who have'nt seen it yet,try to see if you can spot the director in a cameo role as I failed to see him,but he was there just like all his other films!!
    Excellent photography and suspense build up.
    Some very big jumpy bits as well!!
     
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    I was very disappointed. I loved his other films but this was just so obvious from early on SPOILER - Anyone remember "Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense - Child's Play" - this kind of twist was done much better in that.
     
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    I think Unbreakable is a great film. All of you that hate it should have another look. However with The Village, there is a departure from his usaual style inso far , that most of his films concern about 3-4 characters, and so he builds up his stories well, but The Village had alot more ppl with more story to tell, and thus each character was less explored. I did not like it, but i'd rather see this than most of the tosh on offer at the flicks.

    My girlfriend loved it, and she is not a fan of slow films!
     
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    Did anyone watch the supposed 'documentary' on M Night and the making of The Village last night on the SCIFI channel? It was on from 9pm to 1130pm.
     
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    I enjoyed Sixth Sense and Signs, but found Unbreakable a bit lacking in... well, anything really. It just seemed to plod along without any real direction, but hey, what do I know? I will definitely give The Village a chance, despite what I read about it.
     
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    Yeah, what a ****fest!!
    Written, produced and starring M Night Shyamalan, with the obligatory pis* poor acting and script like his two latest films.
    What happened to the Sci-Fi channel?? Just pure rubbish these days :boring:
     
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    A great film, really enjoyed it. The cinematography was great,acting was superb all around, although the film was slow in parts, it helped to build up the tension and what an ending. I enjoyed this film because I've heard so little about it except watching the trailer once. :thumbsup:
     
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    ***POSSIBLE SPOILER (whited out)***

    this is a hard film to review really.. i mean its a bit of a slow, nothing happens type of movie, but the twist is ingenious,
    although a complete rip off of a certain (much better) french-canadian "werewolf" movie.
    It's a shame the level of tension during the movie couldnt have been higher as it would have definitely have rated better if the first 85 minutes weren't a struggle to sit through. I wouldn't say i disliked the movie, because i have a certain level of respect for any movie which i don't guess the twist before it happens, but i definitely think it could have and should have been a lot better. It seems M Night Shamalamadingdong is getting more and more mellow with every movie, the next one will probably be about a coma patient.. the twist? she's only sleeping!
     
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    M. Night Shyamalan's films are getting progressively worse and worse!
    After such a promising start with Sixth Sense too.

    Why does he keep relying on the 'shock/twist ending'?
    Does he have nothing else in his writing reportoire?

    Another 'Coppola like Director' who peaked early?
     
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    If you watch a film expecting a twist then it's not going to be as good as if you don't expect one.

    I watched Sixth Sense without any idea that it contained a twist and hence it was a surprise. Had to watch it again just to be sure it still made sense. Enjoyed it both viewings.

    I watched Fight Club expecting a twist and thought it was just OK. Didn't watch it twice.
     
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    4 films, all with a twist. I personally would have preferred 'The Village' without the twist. The formula is starting to seem a bit tired really. Perhaps it's time for a change. I won't be looking forward to his next film with all that much enthusiasm. Shame really.
     
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    Echo Rob20, bit difficult when it's written & Directed by Shyamalan.

    Like I said, he has limited skills and rests on his laurels too much.
     
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    I'm not defending the film or the director; just making the point that if you expect a twist then you'll not get that "slap in the face" experience which is what makes the film so memorable.

    I thought Unbreakable was pretty good BTW and was expecting a twist. Saying all that, I'm hardly Jonathan Ross.
     
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    i liked unbreakable more than the sixth sense, probably because i didnt know the twist, whereas someone told me the end of sixth sense, and there's not really any point to that movie when you know the twist..
     

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