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  • After Earth

    1 4.00%
  • The Last Airbender

    16 64.00%
  • The Happening

    6 24.00%
  • Lady in the Water

    2 8.00%
  • The Village

    2 8.00%
  • Signs

    2 8.00%
  • Unbreakable

    0 0%
  • The Sixth Sense

    1 4.00%
  • Wide Awake

    0 0%
  • Praying with Anger

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Lol. I wish MNS had stuck with alien reflections in "Signs." It would have been better for the movie.
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    I would have loved Signs if it weren't for how freaking dumb the aliens looked. Few movies/shows that show their usually-obscured Big Bad pull it off well. (Cloverfield and LOST come to mind as exceptions -- but the risk generally isn't worth it.)
    I didn't mind how the aliens looked, but for CG aliens, they should've done more with them, like have them do some neat alien-like stuff besides barely noticeable camouflage. It would've been a more satisfying pay-off for the suspenseful build-up the movie had going for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post


    I would have loved Signs if it weren't for how freaking dumb the aliens looked. Few movies/shows that show their usually-obscured Big Bad pull it off well. (Cloverfield and LOST come to mind as exceptions -- but the risk generally isn't worth it.)
    Alien got away with it first, years ago, when they realized the alien was much scarier shown only in pieces. Cloverfield also typically obscures its alien in darkness and dust until the endgame, I'm still not quite sure what it looks like altogether... but even when it shows the alien, the alien is still typically in motion and shot in a larger-than-life way (the only clear shot is looking up right so that it towers over the camera). The Signs alien is shot face-on at the end for a prolonged time not doing anything active... after so much of the movie beautifully handling it with small glimpses at most. Alas.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    I didn't mind how the aliens looked, but for CG aliens, they should've done more with them, like have them do some neat alien-like stuff besides barely noticeable camouflage. It would've been a more satisfying pay-off for the suspenseful build-up the movie had going for it.
    Yeah. I think the capital was squandered too.
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    I generally think creatures in movies like this are best shown fleetingly until the very end. Unlike The U, I think seeing glimpses, reflections, and stuff in the deep BG are way scarier than seeing something full on. I remember a shot I LOVED from the "updated" The Exorcist where you just saw a fleeting glimpse of a demon's head on the range hood. It couldn't have lasted more than a few frames and it was terrifying.

    Unfortunately, too many directors adopt this style only when forced to by malfunctioning equipment (most notably Alien and Jaws, which are oddly enough the two best examples of this done right that I can think of.) I think MNS was smart enough to do this even in CGI (the shot of the alien on the TV is my favorite shot in the movie), but his payoff wasn't good enough. I didn't have a problem with the design of the alien (I think that's overblown most of the time) but we saw it for too long and it was too static. It doesn't really affect whether the story works or not, and it doesn't affect my opinion of the movie in a significant way, but it could have been done better.
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    Just.... ...?

    Sigh.

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    EDIT: Okay, so this is interesting. Compare that crappy American trailer to the Europoean/UK trailer and let me know what you think. Any better?

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    ran across this spoof trailer of Shyamalan... lol....

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    I will feel really sad if anyone picks the Sixth Sense

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    the list forgot one of his movies... devil... which was less horrible than some of his others, though not fantastic

    I fell asleep twice while trying to watch Signs and didn't bother with most of his later ones because... what's the point?
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    Yeah, Devil was marginally okay. Someone else scripted Shyamalan's story, though -- it was his idea, but actually assembled by others; he didn't write or direct it.

    Starred Chris Messina (Six Feet Under) and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty6226 View Post
    I will feel really sad if anyone picks the Sixth Sense
    If M. Night Shyamalan were a musician, the Sixth Sense would have been his one hit wonder.
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    So much easier to pick a "best" as there was only one: The Sixth Sense.

    Boom. Done.

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