Monday, May 29, 2006

Mmmmm - good movie.

Well, we're home again after our little jaunt to Florida. There is really no point in recounting anything because you can visit Derrick's blog and read all about the wedding and see pictures so I see NO point in being redundant. Thanks, DJ, for doing my work for me. And there's also no point in putting up one of those little links to go over to Knightly Ruminations...because, come on, you ALL KNOW how to get there. Follow the yellow brick road.

No, this post is not about Jeff and Fritha and the lovely time we had at their wedding and how we wish them all possible happiness, and how much fun it was to see everyone from our old world. It's about something Totally Different.

It's about "The Village." (Cue creepy music.)

Last night we watched M. Night Shymalan's, "The Village." We went into it not expecting much beyond a few goosebumps b/c the reviews were less than stellar for this 2004 movie. Oh my word. We were completely surprised by its goodness. And by goodness, I mean: scariness, beauty, suspensefulness, stunning plot twists, and just brilliance in general.

It was so good I wanted to eat it. That is usually an accolade I reserve for music, but it applied here as well. Beautiful costumes; gorgeous sets; great actors; perfect music; well-crafted, clean story...Oh, MAN! You have to see it if you can stomach the scariness. It's not a horror movie- it's a very suspenseful, thought provoking story. Not for the very young or the faint of heart, though.

There were moments when I practically watched through my fingers I was so scared, and afterwards when I went downstairs to make sure the doors were locked and lights turned out, I had to RUN UPSTAIRS afterward, two steps at a time, because I was creeped out by the darkness. But I got over it...and I felt I could understand Anne Shirley when she and Diana Barry are walking through the Haunted Forest and Diana asks, " Aren't you scared?" and Anne replies with relish, "Deliciously scared!"

9 comments:

ljmax said...

That were a good un. Has Brad made his peace with it yet?

Claire said...

His peace? With what? Mr. Pheonix?

Linds said...

Oooh - I loved it, too!! I thought I would be too scared to watch it, so I had someone tell me the whole story. Then, it was fun to watch w/ Derrick & Wesley, and watch them as they learned "the rest of the story."

Claire said...

Lindsay, I know what you mean! As soon as we finished it, I was like, " I want to watch this with Nate and Penny!"

ljmax said...

Yes, Mr. Cash.

Loreo said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation! I tend to leave quite a few more lights on than usual, myself, after seeing something scary! :)

Claire said...

Liane, the Peace Pipe has been smoked. Actually, there was no pipe involved, and no smoke, come to think of it. So I guess that just leaves us with Peace.

drewey fern said...

I was thoroughly entranced with that movie myself! I didn't expect it to be beautiful, but it was! That and scary...

Shari said...

We wanted to see it when it came out but then didn't bother because of the reviews. Now I have to see it! Thanks for letting us know!