Saturday, August 07, 2004

full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

[wordophile : act V sc V, william shakespeare's macbeth]

i found the village rather un-scary, un-thrilling and disappointing on the whole. am quite surprised it got rave reviews (well the critics liked the crappy unbreakable too.) i'm not about to give away the twist since there are so many people who are intending to watch the show.. but i saw it coming like halfway through. wtf, how can i actually see a twist coming? it's supposed to be a twist! and for once in a horror film i wasn't scared of the supposedly-scary-things. it almost seemed amusing that my favourite colour was described as the evil colour.

but well i concede the acting, particularly by debutante bryce howard and the delectable joaquin phoenix was played well with the right subtlety and nuance to make the characters believable. the love portrayed was sweetly moving in its innocence and purity. and perhaps the main point of the film was to prove that we have nothing to fear but ourselves, or fear itself, whichever you choose. other than that, i feel that the director seemed to be just having fun trying to play up the horror genre but failing terribly.

i'm just disappointed since this is probably the last movie i will watch before the prelims. perhaps you should still watch it if you want to, just to satisfy your curiosity.


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