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Dr Mordrid
2nd August 2002, 19:19
M. Night Shyamalan crafts an intelligent and emotional extension of the "are we alone?" genre.

No heavy-handed effects shots, so Independence Day it isn't. What it does have is something you don't see much anymore: character development, evolution and redemption in a sci-fi context.

Mel Gibson gives a very good characterization of an Episcopal Priest who has lost his faith, much to the detriment of his family, while Joaquin Phoenix does quite well as his live-in brother.

Add two well acted kids, the family dogs, some peripheral characters, some tin foil ( :rolleyes: ) and a script that throws in some creeps as the whole world goes to s**t around them.

Can't say much more without ruining things :D

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Dr. Mordrid

az
3rd August 2002, 02:32
Definately going to watch it :)

AZ

Gurm
3rd August 2002, 05:06
But does it have an MNS "twist" ending?

az
3rd August 2002, 12:33
please. no spoilers, or if you MUST post them, clearly mark them, or better yet, write them in the same color the background has, so that in order to read them, one must highlight them :)

Movies aren't released in germany when they're released in the US. Minority Report, for instance, is scheduled for october (!!)

AZ

ZokesPro
3rd August 2002, 12:37
Originally posted by az
please. no spoilers, or if you MUST post them, clearly mark them, or better yet, write them in the same color the background has, so that in order to read them, one must highlight them :)

Movies aren't released in germany when they're released in the US. Minority Report, for instance, is scheduled for october (!!)

AZ

Yeah, it's already out here, and according to the movie AZ, your gonna commit a horrible crime in 3 years! :D

GT98
3rd August 2002, 13:48
Originally posted by Gurm
But does it have an MNS "twist" ending?

Well not as bad as 6th Sense...all I can say now. I just got back from seeing with the GF and it was pretty good I thought...kept his style of keeping an reoccuring theme in the movie and how it plays out :)

Electric Amish
5th August 2002, 15:12
I haven't seen it, but they wife said it was just ok.

MNS is currently batting 50% in my book.

6th Sense was horrible

Unbreakable was really good.

amish

Elie
7th August 2002, 13:21
I like M. Night Shyamalan's style, I won two of his movies already on DVD, and will see this one too.

Thanks Doc.

Dr Mordrid
8th August 2002, 11:26
Originally posted by Electric Amish
MNS is currently batting 50% in my book.

6th Sense was horrible

Unbreakable was really good.

amish

6th Sense "horrible"??

Yougottabefreakinkidding!!??

I agree about Unbreakable though. One of my favorites.

OTOH the first thing my wife said as we left the theater from Signs was "We just *have* to get this one on DVD......"

Dr. Mordrid

Jammrock
9th August 2002, 05:47
Just saw Signs last night. I really enjoyed it. It's got the MNS style, without the 'super-secret'shocking' ending. But he's been saying for a long time that his next movie wouldn't have one.

All the actors did a great job, the story was very well done. I especially loved the ambience of the movie, and the ambient audio track. Top notch!

Jammrock

Bohrn
10th August 2002, 10:49
Yep, just saw it last nite. Kinda creepy, gave the wifey nitemares.

and I would have to agree with Electric Amish on his assesment as well. I thought I was the only one who thought 6th sense relied on its ending to make the movie.

Overall "Signs" was quite good. The one scene in the birthday party creeped me out but good.

Gurm
11th August 2002, 16:31
Definitely gave the wife nightmares. She was so freaked out that she spilled her popcorn EVERYWHERE, multiple times.

- Gurm