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Lady in the Water

M. Night Shyamalan has created yet another masterpiece to add to his considerable titles so far. I know I’ve heard some poor reviews on the film, but I’m hear to tell you that M. Night fans will not be dissappointed. My wife and I decided he creates films that appeal to his artistic vision first and foremost. He doesn’t create movies that the public will enjoy; if that happens, it’s incidental. What he creates I compare closely to the blog phonomena.

I blog because it’s a way for me to write down my thoughts from a given time. If someone happens to read them (and enjoy them) then I get the bonus of having found someone who can relate to me.

M. Night could be for thrillers what Andy Kaufman was for comedy. Regardless of what people have said about “The Lady in the Water,” I think he and his film are brilliant. Amy wept openly, which is a sign of a story’s sincerity. My eyes brimmed, but my soul cried buckets. The story engages the audience in a way few others can. When we first saw the trailer, we thought too much was seen. It turns out, that doesn’t matter. M. Night’s focus in this film was the story element. That’s not something given away by the trailers, and even if it was it wouldn’t matter. True classics can be heard over and over again, despite the fact that you know how they end.


Reader Comments

  1. I TOTALLY agree! We saw it last night and the story was enthralling. I think that people don’t like his movies often because of how they are marketed. Do you remember how they made the Village out to be some period monster film, when it wasn’t? I wept too, and I can’t wait to see the DVD with the director’s commentary. (Don’t you love playing where’s M.Night? I think it is great that he puts himself in his films.)

  2. I do like playing “Where’s M. Night,” but unfortunately it was pretty easy in this last film. Stephen King did an okay job at it, but Hitchcock was the master. Waldo, I suppose, is legendary.

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