When I first viewed this movie I absolutely hated it, I saw nothing good in it and I hated the twist. A friend pushed me to rewatch it and I have to say I was completely wrong. This is an incredible film, I found myself smiling many times at the sweetness, and feeling the tension between Hurt and Weaver. The switch of protagonist is shocking and works incredibly well. Look at it as a love story in a scary world.
I presume many people go into a Shyamalan film with a pre-conceived idea that he is a hack, and that the film will be awful. Shame really, because The Village is a beautiful, masterful film, and his best work in my opinion.
M. Night Shyamalan is the preeminent melancholy auteur of our times. The public continues to fix all their attention on "Village's" divisive ending, overlooking the fact that the film is one of the most moving and emotionally powerful works of the new millennium. This is the rare Hollywood movie in which love is depicted as a pure, elemental force - a single hand reaching out into the void, sustained only by faith.
"Shyamalan described The Village as his "post-9/11 movie," and its plot twist becomes more provocative if read as an indirect critique of the Bush administration's war on terror. The final passages confirm that this phony American idyll not only requires that its denizens remain ignorant of the outside world, but that they live in perpetual fear of an enemy they never actually see."
Gran reflexión acerca de cómo se han creado comunidades basadas en el miedo, con la búsqueda del hombre por "un mundo mejor" al salir de la violencia conocida, y encontrándose frente a frente con su propia naturaleza autodestructiva.