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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2006, 03:35:28 AM »

I don't know, Scottie.  But you know what I think?  I think that little scenario you posited has the chance to be one of the funniest student movies of all time.

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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2006, 03:41:16 AM »

In the case of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, I can say that having the main plot twist revealed to me by a friend before seeing the film actually made it better.

(for those who haven't seen it)

Knowing beforehand that it's set in modern times and that the village elders were behind the facade made this movie so much better.
It was like I was personally in on the secret.
Watching the film from the elders' point of view was the proper way to watch it.
I wasn't let down by a bad ending like most of the population...I was in on it the whole way.
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2006, 07:40:36 AM »

I wasn't aware of the twist to The Village going in, but I had it guessed by about the second time somebody warned that the city was a bad place one didn't want to go. Put that together with the woods full of monsters and it wasn't far to guess that there was something outside they weren't supposed to see, and the modern world was the most likely thing. Pretty standard Twilight Zone surprise.

That movie disappointed the hell out of me. If part of the surprise in your monster movie is that there are no monsters, it had better be a damn good story, because that's a crappy surprise that probably only ever worked for Scooby Doo. Looking at the advertising for The Village, it looked like a really cool monster movie, and I can't help thinking it would have been great if we'd gotten exactly what we expected.

I used to love M. Night Shamalamalaman's movies. The Sixth Sense was good, I thought Unbreakable was clever. Both surprises worked for me. Signs was kind of disappointing. But after The Village, I just don't care what he makes next. Saw the ad for his latest and it just didn't interest me.

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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2006, 08:25:04 AM »

I still haven't seen the end of The Village, but guessed the twist fairly quickly.... I was watching it with my inlaws, and my Mother-In-Law was trying to get me to pick the twist as a brain-teaser of sorts.  Got to about 1am and my wife really wanted to go home, and it hasn't been back on tv here since (that I have spotted, at least).  One day I'll get hold of the DVD and find out.

Now what would the people in The Village think about cloning?

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