Shyamalan's Backlash

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The Village was a good movie, however it is NOT a thriller, there is no real 'twist' (because retarded monkeys on crack can figure it out at least 20 mins in...if not sooner).

The people who did the marketing for this movie should be shot.

Unfortunately it was 'sold' as a thriller with a twist (like every movie he's ever done) and that's what blows. If you weren't aware of this director...and they hadn't tried to sell it that way, I think the movie would have not only done extremely well, but would have been MUCH better recieved.

Then again, without his being attached to it, it would have probably done about as much business as any other artsy film, and closed much sooner, who knows.

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Everyone who hasn't seen it, or doesn't want it blown gone? Good. The thing that bothers me the MOST about this film is that anyone with even a passing familiarity with history understands the huge impact that modern medicine has made on survival rate. Think about not just yourself, but people you know intimately...how many would be alive today without modern medicine? (I wouldn't be.) The numbers are staggering. Yet this son of a billionaire was a HISTORY professor, yet didn't have the foresight to stock even basic antibiotics? Hmph. Utopian ideals aside, it wouldn't have been that difficult to make additional arrangements for at the very least, basic modern medicine care.

It was a huge plot hole that bugged the shit out of me. Yeah there were other things too, but that was the biggest annoyance.
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Richard Kiel played in ST as well.

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shecky wrote:The large actor playing the alien in "To Serve Man" was Richard Kiel, more famously known as the indestructable metal mouthed foe, Jaws, of James Bond in a couple of the Bond movies.
Plus he did countless voice work in animation through the 60's and 70's, and was used often as the physical model of the usually villainous cartoon character (Indian Joe in the Disney animated Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn adventures, for example). People were able to associate the voice with how he actually looked long before he actually made it to tv and the big screen.

And I recall seeing 'Incident' in school, along with 'Great Expectations' and films like that.
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shecky wrote:"Incident at Owl Creek Bridge" was a bit unusual in that it wasn't actually a TZ produced show, but rather a short from France, IIRC, that was purchsed to fill out the last season economically.
Kee-rect. It had almost no dialogue, except at the very beginning. I liked it.
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Doctor X wrote:Richard Kiel played in ST as well.

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According to imdb, Kiel wasn't in any ST. Ted Cassidy (Lurch from Addams Family) played Ruk in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
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. . . er . . . what? . . . um . . . SCREW YOU GUYS!!

I'm going home. . . .

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