The Village (2004)


“Sometimes we don’t do things we want to do so that others won’t know we want to do them. ” – Ivy Walker

Number of Times Seen – Twice (7 Sep 2008 and 19 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Members of a secluded village are terrorized by strange creatures that wish to keep them in isolation from the rest of the world.

My Take on it – Yet another M. Night Shyamalan that starts off with a bright idea and then spirals into a complete mess along the way.

The cast is once again stellar, but due to the way that the story unfolds, even they can’t help make things more interesting to watch.

The cast features William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix and Adrien Brody, yet the story fails to make the story more convincing or engaging at any point.

Phoenix stands out among all of the cast here and proves once again that he can be a great actor no matter the content that he is given to work with.

The plot unfolds in a very slow and deliberate way and forgets that at some point they need to find a way to make this story interesting to the viewer which unfortunately never happens.

AS with all of his films, there is a big twist along the way that changes everything but vene if one knows the twist while watching this, it doesn’t really change the kind of thoughts that the viewer will have on the story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert’s “Most Hated” list. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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