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Old 06-16-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Not a huge fan of his directing but his acting is what stands out. Horrid! In "Signs" he made Keanu Reeves look like his name should be preceeded by the words "Oscar winner".
I have got to rep. that.
I thought "Signs" was Mel Gibson & Wakine Phoenix.
At any rate, you nailed it. "The Village" was more like
a bad comedy. Put me to sleep.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I have got to rep. that.
I thought "Signs" was Mel Gibson & Wakine Phoenix.
I wanted to rep you for Wakine Phoenix.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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IMO The Sixth Sense is a bore. boring, boring movie. and the "pay-off" or "twist" at the end is not worth sitting through the movie for. i watched the movie a second time to see if i would appreciate it more the second time around, and it was just as un-interesting as the first. i will never understand what is the big deal about that movie. to me, its as bad as anything else he's done.

i like the movie, "Unbreakable" a lot. to me, "Unbreakable" is "the good one", not "The Sixth Sense."
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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If only that movie had some decent nudity in it, it might have made more $$ than 6th Sense.
Heh, yeah well he made the movie for his daughter
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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IMO The Sixth Sense is a bore. boring, boring movie. and the "pay-off" or "twist" at the end is not worth sitting through the movie for. i watched the movie a second time to see if i would appreciate it more the second time around, and it was just as un-interesting as the first. i will never understand what is the big deal about that movie. to me, its as bad as anything else he's done.

i like the movie, "Unbreakable" a lot. to me, "Unbreakable" is "the good one", not "The Sixth Sense."
The first time I watched Sixth Sense, I thought he was just a really bad director. I noticed how no one seemed to be paying attention to Bruce Willis except HJO. The reason why just never clicked for me. I liked the ending but rewatches to me are pointless since you know the outcome.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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IMO The Sixth Sense is a bore. boring, boring movie. and the "pay-off" or "twist" at the end is not worth sitting through the movie for. i watched the movie a second time to see if i would appreciate it more the second time around, and it was just as un-interesting as the first. i will never understand what is the big deal about that movie. to me, its as bad as anything else he's done.

i like the movie, "Unbreakable" a lot. to me, "Unbreakable" is "the good one", not "The Sixth Sense."
I agree that Unbreakable was his one good film; Sixth Sense was just a loose rewrite of Jacobs Ladder. Not as original as everyone claims.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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But almost every single one of his movies. He has made much more than the what it had cost to make and advertise, etc. So what is the deal?

M. Night Shyamalan is one of my favorites. I like ALL of his movies. As a matter of fact, I watched "The Happening" just last night! That one isn't one of my favorites of his but still liked it.

I may collect all his movies, although I'm not big on stock-piling movies.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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The Sixth Sense was a great movie. He has made utter garbage since then.

Signs was one of the worst films I've ever seen.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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I agree with those who disliked "Sixth Sense". By the time I saw it there was just too much hype, and it was followed by a viewing of the making of documentary. Definitely a "once only" movie. How good is a movie you can only watch one time?

I liked "Unbreakable" and "Signs" quite a bit more.

Speaking of Sixth Sense, a much better horror film with similar elements which came out around the same time was "Stir of Echoes" starring Kevin Bacon. I wonder if it might have done better if it not been released at the same time. More of a traditional ghost story, but done in a modern way. I got the feeling that "Unbreakable" might have gotten some inspiration for a few of it's scenes from this film.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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I recommend "Jacob's Ladder" starring Tim Robbins and Danny Aiello, to those who thought that Sixth Sense was a great movie. "Jacob's Ladder" was a much deeper film, and can be watched over and over again. It also has an extraordinarily haunting soundtrack.
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