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24 July 2006 @ 05:53 pm
Lady in the Water  
With the Karl Blau let down, I almost forgot to talk about something super positive, which was Lady in the Water.

As M. Night Shyamalan has said in interviews, this movie is more like Signs in that it doesn't have a big "paradigm shift" (aka - "a big twist"), but rather is a movie built up on little things that make it fun to guess and figure out, and if you do catch on before some of the characters do, nothing is ruined, it just builds up the story as you go. It's also not the crappy horror movie the later trailers try to make it out to be (as those who saw the original teaser trailer/real M. Night fans know), but a fairy-tale/bedtime story that's really very rewarding to watch. I might describe it as the Signs for people who didn't get [the full meaning of] Signs (I know bibble has been preaching the hidden virtues of that one for a while, as have i). Taking meaning from the ordinary. Figuring out the myth for it's actual application. Brilliant and beautiful. It was a joy to watch. As much as I loved Signs and The Village, I really think Lady in the Water is my favorite of his films. Go see it, it's well worth it.
 
 
 
tantric tantrumradiosity on July 24th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's really nice to hear someone else speak positively about his films. For some reason many people I know or associate with pan his films entirely. I really enjoyed both Signs and the Village, although I have to say that I also have a special place for Unbreakable as well. I'm really looking forward to seeing this new one now that I've read your review - and because I think Bryce Dallas Howard is enchanting.
S0n of N00nbibble on July 25th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
i just got back and it was just stunning. i have big hearts all over the place for it and him.
xoriana on July 25th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
i've heard that this is the "scariest" of his films. now, keeping in mind that Signs freaked the crap out of me, would i enjoy and/or be scared by this movie?

p.s. must see you soon! before you take off for that big island!
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 25th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
honestly, the people who told you this is the scariest movie either are crazy or didn't see it. i know signs made you flip out, but there is nothing even remotely as startling or scary in this film. it's a bedtime story come to life. yes, there is a villan/creature, but it's like the big bad wolf in little red riding hood. i think you would find this film highly enjoyable!

also, yes, we must see each other soon! wed this week i'm busy helping my mom move, but other than that, i'm free whenever!
MidnightAngel: Rinoa-Carasiconsmeademaiden on July 25th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Hi
I was debating seeing it but after your "review" I think I may actually spend the money and go. I want to see you before you take off too if you can squeeze me into your schedule. I can drive now...*L* I got my licence on the 13th. YAY! No more parents picking me up after my shift ends at 11 at night. WOO HOO! Anyway you have my cell. If you lost it then let me know and I'll e-mail you.

Jé Né,
Rachael
S0n of N00nbibble on July 25th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
wish you could have come tonight!
xoriana on July 25th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
me too! i'm sorry my phone is stupid and didn't register your text until the middle of the night. seriously, at 9:00 last night it said nothing, and then at 7:00 this morning it said "text message received at 6:30pm." wtf?
S0n of N00nbibble on July 26th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
no need to apologise. obviously your phone was trying to save you from a movie that was too scary for you. ;)
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on July 25th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
Well he does have a tendency to get better every time.