Saturday Night Movie – The Village
M. Night Shyamalan’s 2004 film The Village was panned by many but guess what? The whole thing is available for viewing on YouTube. I saw it when it came out and got a kick out of it.
Like all Shyamalan films, there’s a big “twist” at the end so if you haven’t seen it, watch it and definitely don’t read my plot summary at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the film…
Warning! Spoilers below!
Don’t read it…
Turn back now…
You’ll ruin the whole thing!
Alright, you were warned.
In the present day, a guy convinces a bunch of other people to live like colonial settlers in the middle of a protected land reserve. They keep the kids in line by pretending the surrounding forest is filled with giant Hedgehog creatures which are actually just the adults wearing costumes. Adrien Brody is a mentally challenged man-child who figures it all out and dies at the end.