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    The Village

    My god,it's been a very long time since i've last seen a movie suck so much!
    i was hoping for a shit-ass scaring monster flick but what i get is one of the biggest letdowns of the last years in cinema.i went to this movie with no expectations, but after the first 10 minutes i was hoping for something.
    but,nope,no way that damn director of "sixth sense" is going to give us anything good,unnatural or atleast gory.instead we get bad actors(except the crazy guy), a terrible story(when looked at afterwards) and an even more terrible tagline.
    just a big bunch of horseshit.
    the only thing that managed to scare me for a short moment was that thing with the mudhole.
    what are your thoughts?

    p.s.:anyone besides me even seen it?

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    i thought the movie was brilliant. i thought the actors were good to. (remember al the adults were acting like they've lived in the village all their lives, they had to force themevse to speak like that, thats why the acting may have seemed a little bland)

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    The fact that M Nightshhmalalalala got the funding for another film scared me enough.

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    M Night should be a great writer for the outer limits or the twilight zone...none of his movies are suppose to be scary, more like twist plots that you don't expect coming, it's more for a shock factor. It's suppose to make you think about what's going to happen next, and it let's you keep guessing. So far I love most of his movies, and I don't know why he's in every one of his own movies......

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    Quote Originally Posted by |NTeRN
    i thought the movie was brilliant. i thought the actors were good to. (remember al the adults were acting like they've lived in the village all their lives, they had to force themevse to speak like that, thats why the acting may have seemed a little bland)
    to me the (main)actors didn't seem good because:
    joaquin phoenix was having the same facial expression throughout the whole film.
    that blind girl acted in a way you never knew if she was blind or not(f.ex.running down the hill in the beginning and always looking at ppl although blind ones don't do that-they don't move their eyes).

    well and about that forced-to-speak-so part:
    i can't say anything about that because we had a synchronized version(german).

    what you're saying,sok,is true though.after the film i wondered all the time if the inhabitants of the village would return to the city now.

    but it still disturbs me that the posters and ads are trying to sell the film as a horror film or something like that-with all the cheesy taglines and stuff.but it isn't one!or would you say so?

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    I thought The Village was great. In my book, M. Knight's 4 for 4 as far as making great movies. Like Sok said, it's all about the unexpected. I enjoy his take on some of the classic ideas. Unbreakable was your classic comic book superhero movie, but told in a completely new and fresh way that I really enjoyed, for example.

    What I love most about his movies though, is that they're never about what you THINK they're about. You watch a whole movie that you think is about one thing (about a boy who sees ghosts, about a man who's got these powers, about an alien invasion, about these monsters) and at the end of the movie, you find out it was all about something completely different (about the man who IS a ghost coming to terms with his past, about a lonely, twisted villain who's been searching for some connection, about FAITH of all things, and about the lengths people will go to to try to live the "perfect life")....I dunno. I dig it.

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    well,i really enjoyed the sixth sense,because it was about what it promised: ghosts.
    but the village promised(in some way) to be about monsters,and it sounded like they were talking about real monsters,which they weren't in the end.
    that is the reason why i feel this is such a letdown-if they're talking about monsters,they should do monsters-and not ppl in costumes.
    it would have been much better to me if the legend was actually true and during her travel the blind girl had encountered a real one.
    feel free to discuss this possibility.

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    And that's where we differ...the fact that it turned out NOT to be about monsters is what I found so interesting about the movie.

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    well the monsters are the bad guys from "our world" like the murders, rapist and such

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    Quote Originally Posted by |NTeRN
    well the monsters are the bad guys from "our world" like the murders, rapist and such
    Exaclty well said, that pretty much sums that up.

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    yeh well,but those "monsters" didn't turn up personally in the film

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    I know I'm late this for this talk back but I had to chime in. This movie was great and I'm sure most one level type people hated it because they WERE expecting BLOOD SUCKING WEREVOLVES or something stupid like that. But they obviously missed the whole point. This movie was about human nature and what extent or sacrifices people will pay to achieve true happiness..

    The beggining of the movie starts out with a 4 foot casket (obviously a child) that is being buried due to some kind of death that could of been PREVENTED if they choosen to unveil there village to modern day medicine. But no, they choose to let there child die instead.

    Then there is the slaughtered animals... These people are willing to kill there own farm animals just to create a more realistic lie... Remember they don't have a grocery store so they are basically destroying there food...

    Then there is a girl who is completly blind, who is willing to travel through (what she thinks is monsterville) to get medicine to help the one she loves..because its probably the only person who has ever given there love to her..

    Oh and Carnifex your comment about the blind girl who doesn't see people. Well you need to pay more attention next time.. Because if you remember She saw light, shadows and most importantly the color of people, which in fact was a repeated conversation with her and Walkin-Phoenix...

    There are many human traits that were explored in this movie..its too bad it flew over most peoples heads..

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