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Old 06-19-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Tim Burton is "dark" like 13-year-old goth girls are "dark."
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:15 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.
"Stir of Echoes" is a good film, but not all that similar to Sixth Sense - other than well...yeah, i guess youre right - they see dead people.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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I've never been more disappointed in a film than "The Village." I demanded and got a refund from the theater for that piece of junk.
i remember seeing The Village (i didnt even know who Shamylan was) and thinking that it wasnt terrible. i also remember calling it on the twist ending some 5 minutes into the movie.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Tim Burton is "dark" like 13-year-old goth girls are "dark."
Proof positive of this is the popularity of Jack Skellington at Hot Topic.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Well I'm not on this bandwagon.
I think he has produced some stellar movies. I like his work. He is varied like Hitchcock and has made many a movie goer jump.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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"Lady In the Water" was an interesting film from what I remember. I can't recall much about the story, however.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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i remember seeing The Village (i didnt even know who Shamylan was) and thinking that it wasnt terrible. i also remember calling it on the twist ending some 5 minutes into the movie.
It is such a cheap ending, worse than the "it was all a dream" cliche.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Well I'm not on this bandwagon.
I think he has produced some stellar movies. I like his work. He is varied like Hitchcock and has made many a movie goer jump.
I love every one of his early movies. I even liked Stuart Little.

I didn't see The Village, because just from the previews I saw it had another "twist" ending and knew exactly what it was.

Haven't seen Lady in the Water either. I'm curious about it.

I did see The Last Airbender. It was terrible. It wasn't the actors' fault. They were saddled with a horrible, horrible script. The filmmakers tried to cram 12 hours worth of story into a 2 hour movie. And the end result was a crammed piece of nonsense.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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In my opinion after "The 6th sense" there was not a single good movie from this gentleman.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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In my opinion after "The 6th sense" there was not a single good movie from this gentleman. (moderator please delete this post I posted twice by mistake)
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