Not as good as "Sixth Sense" but way better than "Signs", "The Village" is the very intriguing although slightly illogical story about Lucius and Ivy who live in an isolated Village in a Wild Park without any contact to the surround world.
I had seen this film two times before, back in 2004 when it was released and I completely hated. I can't explain exactly why, maybe because it was slow paced, and at the time I was 14 and I came to the theatre to see an horror film and then I discovered that it wasn't horror and I got disappointed. Obviously now that I am older I can appreciate in a film things that I didn't before.
It's a very good story that keeps you guessing throughout the film until the end. Once again Shyamalan can create the perfect mystery, the power of sounds, shadows and figures make us fear something that we can even see at first. We keep guessing and guessing and the tension grows until you finally find what was really happening.
All of the cast is also great. Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody and particularly Bryce Dallas Howard are amazing! She gave a stunning performance!
The cinematography and the score are fantastic! The atmosphere is great!
Sometimes is great to revisit a film that we don't see in a long time, specially if you had seen it in a younger age. You can appreciate things differently, so for me it was totally worth it revisit The Village, contrary to what I was thinking.
I love this movie, I think its really great
So, you watch The Village, and you're like, "Wait a minute, this is definitely not that good of a movie. "Yeah, this is a very meehh movie." I mean, the whole thing is just so boring and stupid and pointless. It's just the worst thing to have to sit through. It's like nothing's happening. It's like I'm not watching anything. Nothing's happening. It's like I might as well just have my face against a wall for an hour and 49 minutes. It's weird that we find out that it was actually people dressing up as these creatures, but somehow, they were able to make these weird creature noises, and they were all very talented at it, too. I mean, even the mentally handicapped character made some sick noises. And what's up with their motive? Like, the oldest people in the village are just dressing up and pretending to be monsters, so that the young people don't go outside, because apparently the world is a cruel and heartless place. But what's their long-term plan? I mean, like, when they're dead, aren't there going to be a lot less monsters? Are they going to try and convince their children and say, like, "Oh, yeah. Actually, there's, like, technology and everything, but we sheltered you from it." "Oh, yeah. We also illegally live in a wildlife preserve." Overall rating: complete waste of time.