Friday, July 21, 2006
M. Night Shyamalan.
I had hoped that Lady in the Water, M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, might improve from his last effort, The Village. While not nearly as bad as most people thought, it was a far cry from The Sixth Sense's well-executed twist and genuine eerieness, and Unbreakable's dark heroism. If this and this are to be believed, though, it might take another film for Shyamalan to turn it around. Ah, well. I'll still probably see the thing, if only to try to figure out where he's going so badly wrong. (Personally, I think it was the moment in Signs when you first saw the aliens, and they looked like friggin' Greys. It would've been much more effective as a film if, not only did you never see the aliens, but it remained completely unclear whether there were any aliens at all.)