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Films => Lady in the Water => Topic started by: ziggywop on August 08, 2006, 12:38:58 PM

Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: ziggywop on August 08, 2006, 12:38:58 PM
 Warner Bros screwed up big time. They finally got what they wanted, M. Night Shyamalan. He wrote an original, really cool story and they panicked. They thought they had to market as a horror film because thats what Disney had done with his other films and been successful. The previews made the movie look like you would have to endure 2 hours of pure terror.

I am a big Shyamalan fan and would have seen this movie no matter what the preview was, but even I thought to myself, "Is that all this movie is going to be? A wierd looking wolf attacking people for the whole movie? It doesn't sound appealing."

I was pleasantly surprised that the movie was not about the wolf but instead was an original story about the amazing role normal people can play in someones life. Days after I had seen the movie I couldn't stop thinking about it.

I have spoken to many people asking them if they will go see Lady and many said that it looks too scary. Even when I tell them it isn't scary at all, they won't believe me. Instead they are going to see Pirates 2. Everyone has to see that right? I mean, it's Pirates 2.

So what has happened, is a good original story that should have been seen by the masses is quickly moving out of theatres while a below average sequel continues to break box office records.

Here is the message we have implanted in the minds and hearts of Hollywood: Make more sequels and make lots of money. Make original movies and lose money. Great, I can't wait to see Transporter 3 or Posiedon 2. It is a crime against movie goers and we're the one's to blame.

What I intend to do:

Now that the previews have stopped playing people should start to forget how "scary" the movie looks, I am going on a grass roots campaign to tell as many people as I can how good the movie was and that they have to go see it. Im going to go take my wife and see it again. Im going to do my part to help support one of the very few people in Hollywood that actually comes up with their own original ideas instead of using a book, comic or video game to make a quick buck.

Support Originality! That's my motto now. If you agree with what I have said, then please tell everyone you know to see the movie. Let's make sure that more original ideas come to the big screen and less below average sequels.

P.S. No, I have no affiliation with any studio or with Mr. Shyamalan, I just enjoy his movies.
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Post by: Specter on August 08, 2006, 12:43:42 PM
 Awesome!  I hope that everyone does their part to help spread the word that Lady in the Water is an absolutely fantastic and original movie.  If only we could re-market it, and get better press than the critics that roasted the film.
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Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on August 08, 2006, 12:55:59 PM
 Yeah, Warner Bros screwed up. I saw this coming from a mile away. I convinced myself everything was going to be ok, and the movie was going to do well anyway's. Of course that did not happen.

Whenever I tell people to see the movie, there are two responses:
- I don't like scary movies/I don't do horror movies
- I heard it wasn't that scary

The two worst things that could possibly happen did. People who like scary movies were disappointed, and people who actually might have liked it were turned away because they didn't know it wasn't a horror movie.

Terrible marketing, just horrid. Night is partially to blame for this (IMO). I bet they don't make this mistake on his next film!
 
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Post by: Wags on August 08, 2006, 02:37:19 PM
 One thing I have been wondering is how well does everybody think this is going to do overseas?  Because wasn't The Village like a big thing in other countries?  Maybe the same prinicple will apply here.
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Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on August 08, 2006, 03:35:58 PM
 Yeah The Village did well overseas, not phenomenal or anything, but pretty damn good.

overseas take was: $142,500,000


compared to other Night movies:

Signs: $180,281,283  
Unbreakable: $153,106,782
Sixth Sense: $379,300,000  


Unbreakable had a relatively small gross here in US, but 61% of it's overall take world-wide was from overseas receipts. Lady in the Water needs to exceed that to be a help.

Last summer another A-List director, Ridley Scott, released a 'flop' called "Kingdom of Heaven". It pulled in $19M in it's first weekend (about a million more than 'Lady') and stretched itself to a $47,398,413 total in the US. Overseas it did pretty well at $164,244,745, which is 77% of it's worldwide gross of $211M. And that movie had a much larger budget ($135M)  than 'Lady' ($70M).

Europe must be hearing that this a flop in the US, I don't know how that will effect things. But Judging by 'Kingdom's takes, I predict 'Lady's US total to be $44M :(
and it's Overseas to be $146M, making it's Worldwide total: $190M. <_<
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: ziggywop on August 08, 2006, 04:17:35 PM
 The problem is that if the movie would have been marketed the right way it would have easily grossed $200 million in the US and we are never having this conversation.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Dr.Hill42 on August 08, 2006, 04:25:15 PM
 I agree, they screwed it up big time.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Rohan on August 08, 2006, 06:52:30 PM
 I have to agree that originality is sinking big time in Hollywood. Our audiences turning naive from sophisticated. I was just really sad that why they didn't do good and perfect 'marketing' for Lady In The Water and when later on I thought with myself that its marketing wouldn't in the case as much as these so called critics are in the case.

Ain't It Cool News website these people actually trashed the movie while giving their own horrific reveiw before "Lady In the Water" comes out and I believe it was when "M.Night" screening parts of the movie to his friends and family.

And no idea where Ain't It Cool news staff was there. They completly trashed the movie with their review and plus revealed some spoilers from the movie. The main spoiler that was revealed it was "EAGLE" from LADY IN THE WATER, after reading such horrific review I personally e-mailed the website and its staff scolding them very aggressively with some strong words. Then the other day they removed the review from their website.

I have also heard from many people this comebacks :

I Don't like scary movies
Its looks to scary
M.Night is scary
Not my kind of movie
I will go watch PIRATES 2

In fact I fired back on PIRATES 2 thats it's a blockbuster sequel, but whats happening with the orginilaty here? They are trashing it, this really pissing me off because every time M.Night made stories those are life changing and mind opening concepts, but why these people are trashing his movie before it comes out.

I am myself a story writer and willing to start working in Hollywood as an screenwriter/actor and later on direction. I am writing my first ever script and I am already scared of these real life "Scrunts" only they are man shape.

No matter what happens I will keep with originality and keep supporting M.Night forever.

-Rohan
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Wags on August 08, 2006, 09:43:56 PM
 I just finished The Man Who Heard Voices (I really liked it), and M Night actually met the guy who wrote the Aint it cool news review (the one that trashed the movie very early on.)  

Apparently the kid was a NYU film student who was a friend of a friend, who was the only person at the showing M Night didnt know.  

Reading about the whole ordeal really impressed me on M Night's handling of the situation.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Dr.Hill42 on August 09, 2006, 12:00:48 AM
 Did it say what Night said to the NYU student?
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on August 09, 2006, 12:38:40 AM
 yeah. it's explains the basics of what Night said. He made a lot of really good points, but that whole situation really pissed me off! that kid is a jerk! Night handled the situation well, cause I would've behaved much worse :D .

Anywayss, the book was really really good! I read it every free moment I had and surpisingly finished it in 2 days. I found myself up reading it at 2:30 in the morning! haha!
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Post by: Dr.Hill42 on August 09, 2006, 01:36:46 PM
 Cool, I just bought the book today.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Rohan on August 16, 2006, 01:59:54 AM
 Can anyone please tell me that where I find the book?

-rohan
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on August 16, 2006, 02:29:39 PM
 Your Local Book Store Should Have It.

or

You can always do Amazon.com!
Amazon.com: The Man Who Heard Voices - Book
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Rohan on August 16, 2006, 04:05:15 PM
QUOTE (Dr Malcom Crowe @ Aug 16 2006, 02:29 PM)
Your Local Book Store Should Have It.

or

You can always do Amazon.com!
Amazon.com: The Man Who Heard Voices - Book [/quote]
 Thanks Dr,Malcom

I will try that...

Any ideas when LADY is floating its DVDs..

-Rohan
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on August 18, 2006, 01:39:50 AM
 I heard a rumor that the DVD is coming December 12th. Im not sure, let me double check that info...


ohh, I guess Lady aint doin so Hot it the UK. Number Nine Opening Weekend :(  
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Rohan on August 19, 2006, 03:14:16 PM
QUOTE (Dr Malcom Crowe @ Aug 18 2006, 01:39 AM)
I heard a rumor that the DVD is coming December 12th. Im not sure, let me double check that info...


ohh, I guess Lady aint doin so Hot it the UK. Number Nine Opening Weekend :( [/quote]
 Thanks a lot Dr. Malcom.

I can't wait for the DVD

-Rohan
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: gonzito on August 25, 2006, 05:10:33 PM
 I don't have the official report yet but here in France the movie is doing great!
some critics hated,some critics loved it.
I'm so happy that the movie is making money here, it seems that people and media see it as a family/fairytale movie.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Rohan on September 07, 2006, 03:12:51 AM
Quote from: "gonzito"
I don't have the official report yet but here in France the movie is doing great!
some critics hated,some critics loved it.
I'm so happy that the movie is making money here, it seems that people and media see it as a family/fairytale movie.


That's great that critics in France loved the movie, here in the U.S people are just getting crazy, as they fell in love watching "Sex" "Drugs" And brutal voilence on the big screen.
Title: Why Lady In The Water Is Suffering At The Box Offi
Post by: Ichabod on April 10, 2007, 01:10:25 PM
Unfortunately, I live in France and I can tell you that lot of critics hated LITW.. Just few critics loved it, and in France the movie did a big flop... Apparently, people in France reacted the same way:
"That's not scary.."
"A such story is ridiculous, that's not beleviable.."
...
In France 400 000 people have seen LITW, we can't realize but I tell you, it's a very big failure (to compare, The Village made 2 500 000); it was so pity...
Most of people didn't understand tis movie; of course that's a baffling movie, but they thought it was a horror movie: ridiculous..
I heard in the US box office, the movie did the same. Sad..
But it is true that sone critics liked, and especially spectators..
http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=60207.html
I hope dvd will give an other chance to LITW..
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Post by: Reflection on September 14, 2007, 10:28:01 PM
The reason Lady did so bad is because Mn is trying to tell two stories with one movie...

He's talking to people in ways they don't recognize with the "main" story, too bad they don't recognize it...

And then he's having to make an actual movie people will go see, not an easy task huh??

For a person that "sees" what's behind the "scenes" it makes perfect "sense", but for people just wanting a story, it's hard to join the "two" worlds "together"...

Did anyone catch the symbol in the room number of the "guy" who knew the plots??
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Post by: springheeledjack on December 28, 2007, 12:10:13 AM
I agree on the studio marketing.  When I first saw the trailers I had no clue what to make of it, and so did not see it in the theatre (before you start yelling blasphemy...I have a 3 year old and don't get to many movies at all these days :D), because I really had no idea what kind of movie it might be.

Then when I did finally catch it on video, it was so different than what I might have thought, that it pulled me right in. 

I think movie goers across the waters are much more open to this type of movie, and are not as ingrained to the usual Hollywood blockbuster material that we in the U.S. often equate with movies.  PErsonally, I prefer movies that provoke thought and discussion, and Lady in the Water did not disappoint!

Unfortunately, in this country, I don't think we ask as much out of our movies as we should be...and we settle for the action blockbuster/bombs we are told are cool...that's my social comment for the day.
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 28, 2007, 12:55:09 PM
Yes, I did see it in theaters.  I was waiting for it to come out.  I love Shyamalan's stories because they make you think, they are not about the action, or the sex, but about good complex characters, a feeling of empathy for them, and understanding what they are going through.
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Post by: swiveltam on March 25, 2008, 10:33:08 AM
Yeah, Warner Bros screwed up. I saw this coming from a mile away. I convinced myself everything was going to be ok, and the movie was going to do well anyway's. Of course that did not happen.

Whenever I tell people to see the movie, there are two responses:
- I don't like scary movies/I don't do horror movies
- I heard it wasn't that scary

The two worst things that could possibly happen did. People who like scary movies were disappointed, and people who actually might have liked it were turned away because they didn't know it wasn't a horror movie.

Terrible marketing, just horrid. Night is partially to blame for this (IMO). I bet they don't make this mistake on his next film!
 

This is what happened to me. I no longer enjoy stupid horror movies and thought this looked shallow and stupid. I should have known better coming from M. Night. I didn't see it until it came out on video and not it is on my Fave movie list and I tell EVERYONE to see it. The writing is just so damn good! I've seen it 7 times and it doesn't get old. I just love it. Have the video sales been better? Are people finally starting to "get it."

And when do "sales" determine if a movie is great. Look at the crap that wins academy awards even. The same angst, overly dramatic driven movies and roles. Give me characters in movies like "Lady" or "Stranger than Fiction."

I hope MORE families buy this video!
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 26, 2008, 09:00:21 AM
I agree, good movies don't neccesarily have to do well at the box office.  Lady In The Water neither did well at the box office, or win any critical acclaim.  Unfortunately DVD sales haven't helped that much, o well, maybe over time it will grow on people.  Star Wars did horrible at first, then they rereleased it and it was a huge hit.
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Post by: DILinator on March 26, 2008, 09:56:45 AM
I agree, good movies don't neccesarily have to do well at the box office.  Lady In The Water neither did well at the box office, or win any critical acclaim.  Unfortunately DVD sales haven't helped that much, o well, maybe over time it will grow on people.  Star Wars did horrible at first, then they rereleased it and it was a huge hit.

About Star Wars, lines were wrapped around theatres to get into that movie when it opened.  So I wouldn't say it did horrible.

I also don't think that box office results are automatically indicative of whether a movie is good or not.  However, poor box office, plus poor video sales, plus poor word of mouth generally can paint a picture of whether a movie is simply a "fringe" or "cult" movie when it comes to popularity.  Lady in the Water would definitely fall into that category.  The only place I have found anybody who likes LITW, is here on a Shyamalan fan site (surprise, surprise), and over at the IMDB in the LITW boards.  And even there, they are still grossly outnumbered by people who disliked the movie.  I have never found any person I've come across and asked about whether they liked the movie who did.  Either they haven't seen the movie, and aren't interested in seeing it, or they did see the movie and thought it was wierd, or outright terrible. 

Not to beat a dead horse, but you (and I'm not speaking just to you Mr. Glass, but everybody who likes the film) really need to just accept the fact that LITW will only ever have a cult following, because it's just not that good of a movie in the eyes of most people.  If you like it, and think it's brilliant, there's nothing wrong with that, and it doesn't make you stupid or a bad person.  However, please stop acting like it's a brilliant movie that most people just don't get, because that is simply not the case.     
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 26, 2008, 10:52:34 AM
I think with Star Wars original release, way back when, it did poorly and was pulled from theaters before being rereleased.  I agree, I think Lady In The Water will only ever be a cult film, and I'm fine with that, obviously I would like it to do better, but it probably won't.  Us fans of Lady In The Water do think it is a brilliant movie, we're allowed to, that why it's our opinion, but some people just don't get it.  Literally I've talked to people who said they didn't get it, others just deny that they don't get, and then most people just didn't like it.  Most people don't like it, the box office showed that.
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Post by: DILinator on March 26, 2008, 03:48:38 PM
I think with Star Wars original release, way back when, it did poorly and was pulled from theaters before being rereleased.  I agree, I think Lady In The Water will only ever be a cult film, and I'm fine with that, obviously I would like it to do better, but it probably won't.  Us fans of Lady In The Water do think it is a brilliant movie, we're allowed to, that why it's our opinion, but some people just don't get it.  Literally I've talked to people who said they didn't get it, others just deny that they don't get, and then most people just didn't like it.  Most people don't like it, the box office showed that.

Ok, here's an argument I have a major problem with:  The "people just don't get it" argument.  No, it's not that people don't get the movie, it's that unless you're really willing to "buy into" what the movie is selling, and the manner in which it is selling it (which most people aren't), than you're not going to like it.  I could easilly say there's nothing there to get, and I think the majority of people in the world would back me up on that.  However, I will acknowledge that for some, they "get" something out of it, and that's why it has a small cult following, of which a number of people here are a part of.  But not "getting it" certainly isn't a flaw of those of us who don't like it.  I completely understand the movie as it's presented, I can see the underpining points Shyamalan is trying to make.  I also recognize it's a "bedtime-story", and needs to be taken as such.  Taking everything it is, and everything it's trying to say into account though, I still think it's not a very good movie.  And it's not because I don't get it.  That's why I'd label it a cult film. 

BTW, getting back to Star Wars, I was referring to the original release.  My dad was there, and told me about taking my mom to see it and waiting in line for hours to get tickets to see it.  So yeah, it was not unpopular when it came out, at least not on the level of LITW.

Here is a pet peeve of mine now that I'm posting on this site.  I love Shyamalan, and his movies (in general).  I think he is a brilliant filmmaker, and aspire to be like him, and take cues from him in the creation of my own movies.  However, I do not just accept that whatever he makes is gold, and that the man can do no wrong.  All the greatest filmmakers have had their stinkbombs: Spielberg, Hitchcock, Kubrick (if you're someone who calls him a great filmmaker).  It is perfectly reasonable to expect Shyamalan is capable of a stinker as well, and frankly, I think LITW is an example of that.  It hasn't lessened my appreciation for him or his films any, because I accept that all filmmakers are capable of dropping the ball now and then.  However, it does lend some credence to the Shyamalan "haters" that romp in society, whether over at the IMDB, or elsewhere, when they accuse us Shyamalan fans of mindlessly accepting everything he puts out, and not evaluating the movies with a more open and neutral mind.  I guess it's a little disappointing that there aren't more open-minded M.Night fans here who can step outside the fan box and concede that, yes, Shyamalan did not do the greatest job with LITW.  I don't think saying this makes me any less of a Shyamalan fan as any of you, just because I think he blew it with LITW. 

Now I'm not trying to cause problems, and I'm certainly not an anti-Shyamalan troll just looking to disrupt the boards.  I love Shymalan and his films, and think this is a great site, and I'm glad I found it.  This issue of "homerism" as it can be called has just been bothering me ever since I came here, and I wanted to get it off my chest.  I'm not saying everybody isn't entitled to their own opinion, and that you all should change what you think to disliking the film.  I am really challenging you to look at the film from a more objective, non-M.Night fan's perspective if at all possible, and see if some of your "love" for this movie isn't colored by being a fan of Shyamalan.  Because I think from a critical standpoint, we should all try to be as neutral and unbiased as possible.  I'm sure there are others that frequent this site as well who share my opinion, but are maybe afraid to say it because they don't want to "rock the boat".  Well, I'm not trying to "rock the boat" either really, just throw this thought out there for consideration.  I just know I know a lot of people who are big Shyamalan fans as well, and they too thought this was a bad movie.  So I know I'm not the only M.Night fan out there with this mindset.
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 27, 2008, 08:44:20 AM
For the most part people don't like it, but when I saw it in theaters some people walked out looking confused and unsure of what they just watched.  We're not saying it's a flaw in people (at least I'm not), we are just saying watch the film again and look at it, try to understand it, if you don't get what we appear to see, that's fine.  You don't like the movie, okay.  On Star Wars, I guess my information was wrong, sorry about that.  By the way, people who bring up honest opinions and points make for good conversation, so don't feel like you're rocking the boat, you don't get anything out of it if everybody just goes along.  I have objectively watched Lady In The Water, I try and watch a film the first time just to enjoy it, then I watch it again objectively.  I still feel like it is a very good film, not his best, but still a good film.  I don't think it stunk, though I do believe Night will sometime during his life release a bad film, it will happen, I just don't think Lady In The Water was it. 
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Post by: mamasan on March 27, 2008, 11:56:46 AM

Here is a pet peeve of mine now that I'm posting on this site.  I love Shyamalan, and his movies (in general).  I think he is a brilliant filmmaker, and aspire to be like him, and take cues from him in the creation of my own movies.  However, I do not just accept that whatever he makes is gold, and that the man can do no wrong.  All the greatest filmmakers have had their stinkbombs: Spielberg, Hitchcock, Kubrick (if you're someone who calls him a great filmmaker).  It is perfectly reasonable to expect Shyamalan is capable of a stinker as well, and frankly, I think LITW is an example of that.  It hasn't lessened my appreciation for him or his films any, because I accept that all filmmakers are capable of dropping the ball now and then.  However, it does lend some credence to the Shyamalan "haters" that romp in society, whether over at the IMDB, or elsewhere, when they accuse us Shyamalan fans of mindlessly accepting everything he puts out, and not evaluating the movies with a more open and neutral mind.  I guess it's a little disappointing that there aren't more open-minded M.Night fans here who can step outside the fan box and concede that, yes, Shyamalan did not do the greatest job with LITW.  I don't think saying this makes me any less of a Shyamalan fan as any of you, just because I think he blew it with LITW. 

Now I'm not trying to cause problems, and I'm certainly not an anti-Shyamalan troll just looking to disrupt the boards.  I love Shymalan and his films, and think this is a great site, and I'm glad I found it.  This issue of "homerism" as it can be called has just been bothering me ever since I came here, and I wanted to get it off my chest.  I'm not saying everybody isn't entitled to their own opinion, and that you all should change what you think to disliking the film.  I am really challenging you to look at the film from a more objective, non-M.Night fan's perspective if at all possible, and see if some of your "love" for this movie isn't colored by being a fan of Shyamalan.  Because I think from a critical standpoint, we should all try to be as neutral and unbiased as possible.  I'm sure there are others that frequent this site as well who share my opinion, but are maybe afraid to say it because they don't want to "rock the boat".  Well, I'm not trying to "rock the boat" either really, just throw this thought out there for consideration.  I just know I know a lot of people who are big Shyamalan fans as well, and they too thought this was a bad movie.  So I know I'm not the only M.Night fan out there with this mindset.

Thanks for saying that DIlinator. I am a fan of Shyamalan's movies, too--hey, I'm a member of this Web site, aren't I?:-)--but the near deification of him and everything he touches is an undercurrent in this forum that has bothered me for awhile. Btw, I liked LITW. Didn't think it was his best, but didn't understand the venom it provoked from critics.
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Post by: DILinator on March 27, 2008, 12:04:28 PM
I am looking to watch the film again sometime, and try again to see if I like it better the second time.  I started actually again last night, but only got through 45 minutes of it when I became bored and decided to wait and do it some other time (I was watching it online too, which was annoying).  Early returns though from watching again last night were not really promising as far as liking the movie better.  I really thought it had a lot of potential at the beginning, but before long it just started getting on my nerves again.  Seriously, some of those characters just need to be smacked, and are intensely unlikeable (the five idiots that are always smoking for instance.... I've created better catchphrases than "Baby's on the half tip" in my sleep!).  Given that Shyamalan usually creates such interesting and likeable characters, I think the abundance of flaky ones in LITW was part of the cause of the movie's demise.  At any rate, I still plan on watching it in it's entirety again sometime, though I remain doubtful my opinion will change much.... 
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Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 28, 2008, 08:15:33 AM
The reason they can't come up with anything better is because they are high.  You can't force yourself to like a movie, so just watch and see what happens.  Immerse yourself in the world of the film.
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Post by: Ellemar on June 17, 2008, 12:05:21 AM
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The previews made the movie look like you would have to endure 2 hours of pure terror.

That's exactly what I thought it was going to be when I first saw the ad, and it's the reason I put off seeing the movie for so long.
Why would they do that? Of course it got bad reviews from people, because the ad was attracting the wrong kinds of people to go see it.
it's just silly.