Sunday, February 04, 2007

Lady in the Water

DVD review from Nick at Nite

Lady in the Water.

Sometimes people have to knock people down because they have had too much success. This is often the case with great moviemakers. They write and direct masterpieces. Then they write and direct very entertaining, often original films that are written off because they are simply not as good as the masterpiece. This is the case with M. Night Shymalan. His film The Sixth Sense is one of the best films of the 90s (and certainly in the discussion of the top 100 of all time). His follow ups have all had success at the box office, but they have met with some harsh criticism from movie critics. Lady is the Water is an original idea that is well executed. M. Night wrote a children's book based on a bedtime story he told his children. He then turned the book into this movie. He was creative. I say good for him. Buck the system. Keep on trying to be creative and original. I am giving zero of the plot away because that is part of the point of his movies - there are unexpected twists and turns. I give it an "A."


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