Hey folks, Harry here... I've been working to NOT KNOW what happens in this film... and please... if you saw the film last night... PLEASE don't send spoilers... please... if you must... send it to Moriarty... he's read the script... I don't want to. Here's a completely enthusiastic spoiler free look at the film... and I can't wait.. I can not wait to see M Night's latest... here ya go...
So I just returned home from what apparently is the 2nd test of M. Night's mega-anticipated follow up to Sixth Sense...... This could be the problem in a nutshell. Everyone is anticipating the giant twists and they want 'em served up on a 6th Sense level with extra sauce... These people might be disappointed. But this is not necessarily a bad thing!
Rather then give us the same formula that proved to be such a success last August, he has the balls to try something new and, while the tone may be similar, we are treated to an extremely original and engrossing tale. Like 6th sense, it's a great experience. The film works for so well because you cannot see where it's going, and it makes getting there so much more fun.
Bruce is perfectly cast as is Sam Jackson, who has the capability of being unintentionally cheesy in this type of role...(shaft, DBS, etc etc), but is perfect here.
Robin Wright Penn gives a standard role some oomph, although her's still might be the weakest. And the Haley Joel Osment-esque kid is, well, Haley Joel Osment-esque, but he delivers where it counts.
The more i think about it the more I love this movie. If this was opening day I would go back in and watch it again right away - but ill say no more. I don't wanna overhype it. That's the last thing it needs.
The film is shot 2.35:1 and wasn't too roughof a rough cut, although a few scenes looked like they needed some color correction. Some may not enjoy it's slow-pace but i believe it's a wonderfully told story which pulls you in little by little as we travel with Bruce on his unpredictable journey.
All in all i enjoyed it more then the 6th sense. As Watto would say, "The 6th Sense is good, no doubts there".....but - you watch it the first time and it mind-blows you and you go 'holy shit'... then you might watch it a 2nd time and see a whole new film... but then after that are you really ever gonna watch it again? Honestly ... the novelty sorta wears off, don't ya think? I believe this film will get better in time.
There are subtleties here that will appreciated more and more.... AND PLEASE!!
As of now there is only a teaser. It really gives no indication where this film is taking you. When they release the new trailer try not to watch. I know it'll be hard, but imagine if you didn't know the 6th sense even involved ghosts.... do you see what i'm getting at?
As Sam says in the teaser, "I know you're trying to find some meaning in all of this"...WELL DON"T LISTEN TO HIM.....go in knowing as little as possible and you'll be mind-blown once again.
I just can't wait to see how unbreakable it will be @ the box-office against Grinchy!