January 29, 2005

Shyamalan’s The Village - a folktale

I’ve been holding off on seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village for quite a while now because it didn’t exactly get overwhelming reviews. Actually, it appears people are divided on it – they love it or hate it.

But I finally watched it last night after picking it up as a PV (previously viewed) copy and …. I loved it. I think it’s his best after The Sixth Sense.

I think the thing to note about the movie is that it is a folktale. So it doesn’t quite work the way a more realistic drama works, nor is it intended too. Stories like this are, to some degree, “tall tales,” so they do push the barriers of credulity – it’s part of the style.


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