This is a terrible film
Where to begin with this film, oh god. Well it seems that we are seeing
life in 19th century America, but then it is made perfectly clear that
the people living in this 'olde' fashioned town, are perfectly aware
that it isn't the 19th century, it is indeed the 21st century. So we
have retards, all living together, nice. Not only this, they all choose
to wear clothes from the 19th century. What is wrong with these people?
If they had chosen to set up a commune type arena where they could
escape the troubles and speed of the modern world, fair enough, so be
it. But why would they choose to wear the 19th century clothes and talk
like they just arrived from 'ye olde ship crossing the passage from
foggy olde London town'? Is it so they can warp their children's minds
in being retarded as much as theirs? The music for the film supports
this idea with 'sea-shanty' type music throughout, confirming that we
are most likely experiencing colonial America.
Now let's move onto the monsters that haunt the surrounding woods that
they 'dare not speak of' but talk about them all the time. It is
revealed very early on in the film, that there are no monsters, it's
idiots running about in done-up suits, keeping anyone from leaving the
village. So let me get this straight, in order to protect themselves
form the modern world, and the horrible things that happened to them in
the real world, they decide to move away to an unknown location (not in
today's world), and create a 19th century village where they all dress
up and talk like they had just landed in America from Britain.
Furthermore, they decide to keep anyone from leaving this new village,
by pretending to be monsters running about in the woods that the
viewers know aren't real from early on in the film.
Watch this film if you want confirmation that there are more stupid
people out there than you realised who will like this film and spent
money on it to see it. I kept hoping that the British were still
fighting and would come and wipe them out because they were all so
What a sorry excuse for a film..
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Well i think the movie is interesting.
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M. Night is amazing... the truth of the village totally takes you by surprise....
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This movie was really great, very inventive.
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another good twisty from the master.
The Gladiator is a film about two men angling for power during the Roman Empire. One was Cesar's son, played by Joaquim Phoenix, and the other was Maximus, played by an actor, I don't know off hand. The movie was a great disappointment. Joaquim Phoenix should have played played Maximus. What bother hiring an outstanding actor like Joaquim only to have him play the "brother" of the love interest? Miscasting Joaquim's character means he gets stiffed out of everything, i.e., father's love, sister's love, and public's regard. Instead of finding love on his own, he spends all his time drooling over his sister, (major turnoff) which while that may have been the norm back then, it doesn't work at all in a movie made in the 21th century. .
'The Village' (Joaquim Phoenix) is about a simple community scared to death of monsters that 'eat flesh' who live in the woods. The Elders have secrets, "things that cannot be spoken of" hidden in dark wooden boxes. Despite this, nothing is as it seems. Uncharacteristically, Joaquim Phoenix plays Lucius, a man who spurns the affections of a pretty girl, due to his tortured love for a blind girl. The depth blind girl's misery was moving, and her lack of understanding about the way things really were was thought provoking. When she climbs over the ivy wall, and we see the truth, I was astounded! This movie was well-worth seeing. .
The Village is an incredible mystery. I never realized what was going on until the end. .
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nice one......................................................... .
Extremely Underrated (NO SPOILERS)
M. Night Shyamalan definitely did himself a disservice in releasing
"The Sixth Sense". Brilliant as the film was, its "twist" ending was so
powerful that audiences the world over expected nothing less from the
talented young director. And so, Shyamalan has been trying with every
single outing since to recapture that sense of awe.
Although many have made scathing remarks about the ending of "The
Village", it is perhaps his most perfect since "The Sixth Sense";
though by no means a huge surprise, it nevertheless settles into the
ambiance and leaves the film with a tinge of melancholy that belies the
It is a film of startling imagery, with a theme of 9/11-inspired
innocence versus corruption that creeps into the mind and stays there
until it unfolds over and over again. Many have called the acting
"wooden", but a second viewing of the film would change that opinion;
it is, after all, part of the point. Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron's
daughter) lights up the screen in an astounding premiere performance as
the blind Ivy, Adrien Brody delivers a searing portrayal of longing as
the dim-witted Noah and Joaquin Phoenix heightens the moody tone with
his strong, silent-type Lucius. "The Village" is about these people,
this community living in fear, not the monsters of which they have been
warned; it is about the psychology of fear rather than a horrific
portrayal of it.
It must be said that the only thing wrong with "The Village" was the
promotion for it. The adverts made it seem like a thrill-ride of Gothic
horror, like the scariest film yet to be filmed - and audiences were
running in their droves to catch yet another Shyamalan Twist. Instead
of investing their emotions in the characters, viewers kept their
distance in the knowledge that they would be hoodwinked, that the
entire thing was a set-up to catch them out anyway. Wrong as this is,
it was ultimately the undoing of the movie; had it been promoted as a
thoughtful, stark, moody piece of film-making, then both the critics
and the public would have been satisfied.
This is not a film about The Twist Ending, but about wrapping its
beauty around your mind, and the quiet, haunting finale is what helps
to keep it there..