After investigating the urban myth, as well as the superhero myth, Shyamalan instead looks back to the origin of the American religious myth for social control before investigating myths altogether in Lady in the Water. This film is gorgeous and pensive but it confesses a bit too much in the latter half. Underrated.
Both hushed and hammy! Very stilted/ stylised dialogue that I found myself enjoying by the end of the film for its fairytale qualities. Good monster design too with the porcupine quills (as pictured). The twists are predictable (though they're only requisite box-office draw) and it doesn't add up to much, but it's enjoyable in its daft, earnest way. And I hadn't seen a film this strongly colour-coded in ages!
The Village emphasizes atmosphere over narrative, making it all the more unfortunate that talk regarding it always centres around the twist ending, or its "ineffectiveness" as a thriller. When it's clearly not a film that sets out to create thrills as its main goal, but to use its setting—a creation held together through fear by those who were afraid—as backdrop of a blind and sacrificial struggle towards/for love.
Ahlaki değerleri bambaşka bir toplum profili.. Aslında bu filmde kendi toplumumuzun da bize enjekte ettiği ahlaki anlayış eleştirilir.. Biz, çocukluğumuzdan beri bize dayatılan değerleri doğru görürüz; aslında bu dayatmalar boşmboş birer kuruntudur. Aslında bu kasabadaki insanlardan hiçbir farkımız yoktur. Kafka'nın "Dönüşüm"ünden fırlayan toplumun farklı olanı dışlaması düşüncesi temel tutulmuştur...
I love this movie, I feel like i basically lived this life having been raised in a little religious bubble family. plus Bryce. She's so enrapturing! didn't like Jacki Phoenix though. why did he have to be so ridiculous. ALSO sigourney. when i was little I was also SOOOO frightened.
Not sure how to review it; just don't believe the negative reviews. Do yourself the biggest favor and just watch it. Shyamalan will most likely never gain back the favor of the audience, but this is definitely a treat, and definitely not the only film that proves he can be a good filmmaker when he wants.
You can see the twist coming from a mile away, and there's definitely some questionable choices - but in the end, this is quite a wonderful film. I was shocked to have found a Shyamalan film so enjoyable (and then, was annoyed that I waited so long to give it a chance). Howard is charming and beautiful, Phoenix is brave and terse, the cinematography is stunning at times, and the story is lovely. Critics are snobs.