Here's another title of Shyamalan's that I hadn't seen yet. However, in my defense, this movie was spoiled for me long, long ago. Judging by it's trailer, I just wasn't very interested this time around, after being disappointed by 'Signs'. Long story short, I thought it's ending was too convoluted, and... yeah, the whole aliens vs water and doors thing that made no sense. That said, it did a good job of instilling the fear of the aliens, and this movie was on a similar wavelength, but more about strange creatures as opposed to aliens, ghosts or bad anime adaptations.
To keep it very basic, 'The Village' is about a village, looking 18th or 19th century, but never given a year. that is... well, as you read above, tormented by strange creatures. They kinda "Voldemort" the things by referring to them as "Those we do not speak of". And the rest of it is kind of a love story between Ivy (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Lucius (Juaquin Phoenix), and their differing needs to head beyond the borders of their village in search of medicine. It's one of those movies that unfolds as it goes, so I'm just gonna stick with the bare basics so as not to spoil a movie that's probably been spoiled for most already, anyway. But JUST in case..
This ends up being one of those interesting movies to go back and check out considering it's star-studded cast of relative newcomers, blending with well-known ones. Included are the likes of Sigourney Weaver, Adrien Brody, and William Hurt just to name a few. That said, the movie itself is just... okay... if even that.
The twist of this one tends to be famous for being disliked. Some say it's painfully obvious and stupid, some say there's no way it could happen, and some claim this as the "beginning of the end" for Shyamalan (though many would argue 'Signs', it was still better than this)
For the most part, I just kinda found this to be a lot of talk and boredom, until it gets near the end. Unfortunately for me, as I said, it was spoiled for me long ago. I can't really imagine how I'd react to this ending if I was blind going in. My best guess would be something along the lines of "neat, but it felt like the easy way out". To me, this was pretty much just bad. It's one I don't feel any need to revisit and search for clues like I did with 'Sixth Sense', or revisit at all for that matter. I'm glad I finally gave it a chance, but it's kind of a throw-away for me.