I didn't like The Village (although I really did love Shyamalan's earlier stuff), but it was because I saw the ending a mile off.

That, however, might be due to the fact that I live in Jersey Devil territory, in the New Jersey Pinelands. So, there was something a wee bit familiar in the monsters.

Posted by airforcewife at June 24, 2007 12:24 PM

I liked The Villiage, but DH and I had figured it like the first 15 minutes...

which I am unsure, if we were supposed to or not.

I will say, I could have stood the suspense for a while longer.

Although I must say this sort of fits in with the child rearing post you worte the other day.

Posted by armywifetoddlermom at June 24, 2007 04:08 PM

Heh, maybe I'm just dumb, but I still felt a mild "aw nuts" when the guy drives up in the car. I guess I didn't see the ending coming exactly like that. But I'm normally the type who lets a movie wash over me...while my husband sits there guessing out loud what will happen in the end the entire time. I don't normally try to guess at movies.

I suppose maybe the utopia lesson wouldn't have worked so well if I knew all along that they were being kept there by trickery. But I thought it was an amazing admission for Hollywood: planned societies don't work!

Posted by Sarah at June 24, 2007 04:16 PM

Have you seen Unbreakable? It is not the story you think. Check it out!

Posted by 2Hotel9 at July 3, 2007 07:03 PM