Anyone seen it yet? I highly recommend it if you like interesting stories with MANY levels to them. And the fact that he based it off a bedtime story he told to his children adds to the 'awww' factor. Most of the acting was excellent, costuming fit in perfectly and I love the special effects on Ronnie and his 'scientific experiment' body.
I particularly liked the interplay between the characters, most especially the Asian mother and daughter, and the Indian brother and sister. Like him or not, M. Night Shyamalan does have a talent for interesting story telling. Oh and the leading lady is Opie's little girl.
I've heard some complaints that the story is too steeped in mythology, but I don't agree with that at all. You can completely ignore that facet of the story and still enjoy it and the characters that inhabit the apartment complex named the Cove. Oh, and it takes place in Philadelphia of all places.
Not to give too much away, but if you've seen it, or intend to see it, one of my favourite pieces was where the 'writer' was told what would happen and why he was important. He listened and quickly realized something and asked for clarification; he was correct in his assumptions but decided to go through with it anyway but asked the Narf to NOT tell his sister. Its an ongoing thing through the last half of the movie and I enjoyed the way it was done without being shoved down one's throat.
And the special effects of those grassy beasts. WOW. And two of the children I took (11 and 12 yo) cheered when the film critic was in the basement. Wonder if M. Night was trying to send a message with THAT particular scene. LMAO. There were a few gasps of fright, but I consider this more of a thriller than a scary movie, both girls did well and were chatting about it well into the night and into the next day.
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