31 January 2007
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher, Christian Slater, David Krumholt, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Emilio Estevez, Freddy Rodríguez, Harry Belafonte, Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Jacob Vargas, Joshua Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Nick Cannon, Sharon Stone, Stephen Rea, William H. Macy
Script: Emilio Estevez
As you can see from that impressive cast list, this is a bit of an ensemble film, which means it runs the risk of the audience not caring about the characters. And I’m afraid it failed. I just didn’t care … Continue reading
I’m not all that sure how to describe this film. If you’ve seen Training Day you may have a general idea of the tone; gritty and violent. But this isn’t about corrupt cops, although Bale’s character, Jim does aspire to … Continue reading
This is an odd film. A very odd film.
Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.