Still impressive after seeing it many years ago, chilling and moving. Fujimoto's camerawork is genius by the way you see it and the performances by the cast are brilliant & fit in the storytelling. I would say Shyamalan did do some good thrillers then (SIGNS, THE VILLAGE, and THE HAPPENING), this would mark the best effort from him. 5/5
Oddly known for its twist/genre elements than for the dramatic factors. Yet, the revelations are obvious if one is familiar with the tropes, and the scares are not dwelled on or pronounced enough to garner a fear or suspense factor. But, as an allegory on loss, grief, dignity in death, and personal acceptance of oneself, it's dimensional. It may be very sentimental, but pessimism is the modern cliche, not optimism.
Good script. Movie that doesn't age well. It didn't, for me. Watched it, when it premiered, at a theatre. And it felt creepy. But now the story feels just like a shadow of the effect it once had on me. Like a magic trick that only works once.
setelah nonton ini film,gw sempet ngomong dalem hati:"EH SHYMALAN,KAU STOP TIPU-TIPU YA,SAYA TRADA WAKTU KAU BUAT TIPU2,KAMU INI,FILMNYA KOK AKHIR2 INI JELEK SEKALI,FILM2 KAMU AKHIR2 INI CUMAN NAWARIN TWIST2 YANG SO-S0 DOANG, BIKIN SAYA MUAK SAJA,EH,KALAU SAYA MUAK,SAYA MENGGILA!!
I wanna start by saying that had the twist not been spoiled for me countless times before seeing this film, I feel I would have appreciated it significantly more. That being said, I thought the film was good. Not great but good. Willis and Osment are absolutely incredible and the color scheme of this movie is pretty cool. Didn't feel too emotionally involved with any of them and none of it really scared me.