Friday, July 25, 2008

The Village

I found The Village extremely riveting. Silly of me not to have guessed the twist early on. As they say, it was as clear as air.

Though the structure, story and technique is a rehash of the age-old Shyamalan formula, still the presentation, the editing, and overall direction was thoroughly engrossing.

It's a pity Manoj N Shyamalan's story-telling though has gone consistently downhill since The Sixth Sense. He is a man of unquestionable talent, but his insistence with suspense, dark, faux-horror genre makes him look lazy, arrogant and banal (though I think, he should still give The Life of Pi  a try.)

Hope he find his mojo and treats us to some amazing pictures.
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