I know the critics have been giving it less then stellar reviews, but hear me out and I will explain why. I believe there is a bit of a feud going on between Shyamalan and the movie critics. First of all, the critics hated The Village, a movie which was in contrast embraced by many movie goers. As a payback of sorts, Shyamalan included a movie critic character in his latest masterpiece. The movie critic continually bears the brunt of comic relief, comic relief that is suprisingly dominate in contrast to his earlier films, and portrays him in far from a positive light. Shyamalan unabashedly rips apart the movie critic for his snobby, pretentious, know-it-all character, thereby swinging a few very entertaining jabs at movie critics the world over.
The "interrupter" deciphering the hidden codes on the cereal boxes.
Lady in The Water is creative, quirky, funny, clean, original, suspensful, weird, scary, and entertaining all rolled into one movie that is worth your time and money no matter how bitter the critics are.
After a nearly 2 year drought of good movies (excluding a few exceptions) there are two movies that I am looking forward to. Both of which ironically are starring Michael Caine. Children of Men and The Prestige. I must say, I am also very hopeful for the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They only have a teaser out so it is hard to judge, but I am crossing my fingers. Oh, and there is always The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian to look forward to.