Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lady In The Water


The fourth film my M. Night. Shamalamadingdong and he appears to be on a bit of a slide. Sixth Sense was great, Unbreakable OK, The Village barely passable and the trend continues with a film where the plot is as empty as a large empty swimming pool.

Which is where this film is set, in a motel complex around a swimming pool home to a sea-nymph sent on a mission to change a man's life and who can't return because she's being stalked by a grassy wolf. Like prophecies of old all the residents in the motel all serve a purpose and come together to help the sea nymph return, with the assistance of 3 super monkeys and an eagle.

It sounds daft and to be honest it is. Night has tried to create a modern day fairy tale and failed. I can see why Disney wanted nothing to do with it. The premise was a good one but the delivery failed. M. Night strokes his ego so much that he even plays a writer destined to write a great piece of work that will change the future....alas this film isn't it.

Not even the cast could hold this film up. Paul Giamatti is wasted in this film and Bryce Dallas Howard sails through this role. She does look a little bit creepy though.
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