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Awesome avatar, Dee

Yes, Richie, it's the best of a bad bunch. Inspector Gadget humour crossed with D&D and Pokemon that actually comes out pretty good.


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What's the point in Scuzz anyway when You Tube exists?

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Avatar: the Last Airbender

Is that ongoing or has it finished? I'd like to see the cartoon before I watch the film (which I believe is Bantha poodoo).

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I'll have to at some point (apart from The Happening and Unbreakable, I like his films), but it's far from a priority.

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I'll have to at some point (apart from The Happening and Unbreakable, I like his films), but it's far from a priority.


Please note, I have never called you whacky before, but here it's called for.


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Solaris wrote:
I'll have to at some point (apart from The Happening and Unbreakable, I like his films), but it's far from a priority.


Please note, I have never called you whacky before, but here it's called for.

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Diabolical Dr Dee wrote:
Solaris wrote:
I'll have to at some point (apart from The Happening and Unbreakable, I like his films), but it's far from a priority.

Please note, I have never called you whacky before, but here it's called for.

Why? I don't whack people. I should, though.

So what is it now, liking M Night Shyalaman's films, not liking those 2 or intending to watch that one?

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Liking his films.


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Oh fuck off.

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My local HMV has The Village in the Horror section.


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I guessed Bruce Willis was a ghost from the trailer, I guessed the "monsters" in The Village were people in costumes from the trailer and I guessed that it was set in the modern day when Sigourney Weaver didn't open the trunk.


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Diabolical Dr Dee wrote:
I guessed Bruce Willis was a ghost from the trailer, I guessed the "monsters" in The Village were people in costumes from the trailer and I guessed that it was set in the modern day when Sigourney Weaver didn't open the trunk.


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In a KS1 class I would get a sticker.


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A bit mean, JCC. Sixth Sense was a decently unambitious supernatural thriller that was slightly squashed by the ridiculous hype but decent for what it was, Unbreakable was a nice attempt at doing something different with an overused trope and The Village was an enjoyable if overlong Twilight Zone episode. He's not the cinematic antichrist, though I genuinely don't understand how he came to be as succesful as he apparently is.


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I've only seen The Village, but don't all (or most) of his films hinge on a "twist" and the problem has been that the "twists" generally have been shite?


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Nothing shite about the twist in Sixth Sense. A bit predictable, maybe, though I admit that I didn't get it, but perfectly workable. Same with The Village - people would love it if it was half an hour long and was made for The Twilight Zone in 1963.


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Richie H-R wrote:
Nothing shite about the twist in Sixth Sense. A bit predictable, maybe, though I admit that I didn't get it, but perfectly workable. Same with The Village - people would love it if it was half an hour long and was made for The Twilight Zone in 1963.



Totally. The Sixth Sense was a cracker. And for a while the Village gave me the willies, too. Like a big-budget X-files.


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Richie H-R wrote:
Nothing shite about the twist in Sixth Sense. A bit predictable, maybe, though I admit that I didn't get it, but perfectly workable. Same with The Village - people would love it if it was half an hour long and was made for The Twilight Zone in 1963.


I remember when The 6th Sense came out I said I was going to see it and a colleague said he'd seen it last night so he better not give away the twist. All I knew about the film was a) Bruce Willis was in it and b) it was about a kid who saw dead people, I said "haha, don't tell me, Bruce Willis is actually a dead person." Er, yeah.

As for The Village, I worked out the twist from the poster. Still haven't seen it, probably never will. Definitely if it was much shorter and older and had Rod Serling popping up smoking a fag I'd have seen it by now.

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The problem is that since The Sixth Sense was such a big deal (whether due to hype or artistic merit is up to you), everyone expects an amazing twist at the end of each of his films and when it isn't as spectacular as expected, the film is immediately labelled as shite. I enjoy how the films get to the twist, whether I know it or not. You could say the same about The Prestige or Memento, just to reference another lauded director with incredibly obvious twists to his credit. Good films with obvious endings aren't necessarily a bad thing.

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To be fair to Nolan, I actually think his "twists" are deeply misunderstood, in that they're not twists at all. If anything they're anti-twists. Prestige and Memento both tell you exactly what's going to happen at the end - Memento starts with the last scene and takes you backwards through all the events that allow it to make sense, and Prestige tells you EXACTLY what Tesla's machine does and then shows you the monstrous implications of it. In both films the punch comes from letting you see the meaning of something you've known all along, rather than surprising you with a shock fact.


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