The Village

I went to see The Village last night with Damien and Dad. M. Night Shyamalan's latest foray into thrilling, artistic film. I'll do my best not to give away any secrets, as I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and recommend you all to see it.

I went into it doubtful, as a good friend had told me it was one of the worst movies he'd seen in a while. However, we disagree a fair amount on movies (like the Spiderman vs Hulk debacle. At least they hired real actors for Hulk.) and so I wasn't too convinced it would suck. It didn't. I felt the cast was well picked and performed their roles well. The camera work was good, though some shots tended to be just out of focus, but I suspect that was intentional. The story moved at a steady pace and drew you into the community. Some of the dialogue, especially early on felt to me a little forced, as if they hadn't been coached properly on how to deliver period dialogue, but if you view it in light of the secret, then it makes perfect sense.

My only major complaint is that they showed a bit much of the creature too soon. There's a shot were Lucious is hiding from the creature, around the corner of a building, and you get what I think is too clear a view of it. But that's just me. I had a bit of trouble understanding and feeling for Lucious at times, but as Ivy falls in love with him, you sort of feel for them both, and so it's alright.

All in all, pretty good. 7.5/10 I'd say.