January 18, 2007
Wow, am I in the minority or what?
Okay, so I don't necessarily think M Night Shyamalan's "bedtime story" Lady in the Water is anything great, but I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as some people are saying, and doesn't even touch Unbreakable for pure boredom - as Ebert says, a movie can be bad and still enjoyable, but when it's boring then there's a problem. Sure, Lady is incredibly ridiculous and silly and doesn't make a lick of sense and those wolves looked stupid (omg, the MONKEYS!!!), and the whole storyline about Shyamalan's character's book becoming a legendary text in 30 years and that he is ahead of his time was ludicrous and sort of pathetic, but... I dunno. I didn't hate it. I got caught up about half way through when they were trying to solve the big mystery. I just like that sort of stuff. But, meh, I've seen far worse this year. C+