Friday, August 11, 2006

Lady in the Water

Ever since he made The Sixth Sense, Manoj Night Shymalan, for some inexplicable reason, has been compared with everybody from Hitchhock to Spielberg. But with every movie since his first one, Shyamalan has gotten worse. With Lady in the Water, Shyamalan has almost abandoned his usual big-twist-in-the-end style and tried to make a quieter, more serious "horror picture". It's pretentious as hell, especially the movie's quasi-intellectual appeal. I think the movie is supposed to make you think about man's loss of his roots, er...something like that. What exactly is not quite clear. Butwhat is clear though is that Shyamalan is quite gone in his head and that it's going to take a lot to bring him back.