Village, The (2004)

Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
Genre: Drama/Thriller

"M. Night Shyamalan (SIGNS, UNBREAKABLE, THE SIXTH SENSE), the director who brought you the world's greatest thrillers on DVD, now creates his most thought-provoking triumph yet ... breaking international records and dazzling audiences around the globe! THE VILLAGE is a smart, edge-of-your-seat chiller crawling with terrifying surprises and frightening twists and turns. An isolated, tight-knit community lives in mortal fear of an oppressive evil inhabiting the forbidden forest just beyond their tiny village. So frightening that no one ventures into the woods ... until one villager dares to face the unknown. With unforgettable performances from Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Adrien Brody, and newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard, this powerful motion picture is one of Hollywood's best psychological thrillers and ranks with the best of Hitchcock!"- from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
To be honest I haven't kept myself up to date on new movies lately and I had no idea Shyamalan was the director of this one until I checked IMDB after seeing it. The reason I saw it in the first place was that I had been told it was a scary one, so that's what I expected. Man was I disappointed.. I won't classify this as horror at all, as there as close to no scares at all in this one, at least I didn't think so. In my opinion, this is just a drama movie with some unusual ingredients and it didn't have a big impact on me as that either. There are some good actors in it, and it looks good visually, but that's about it in my opinion. After The Sixth Sense, it's been going downhill for Shyamalan and this is about as bad as his last effort: Signs.
This movie is incredibly overrated in my opinion. I will not be seeing this one a second time, that's for sure...

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Buy "The Village" at: DVD Pacific and VideoUniverse