10 August 2010
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Silence, village idiot!
So basically: One night, Doctor Malcolm Crowe is visited by a former patient of his and discovers that he has failed him as a psychologist when the patient kills himself. Seeking closure, he takes the case of nine year old Cole Sear, who has similar issues to the dead patient. After many meetings, Cole confides in Crowe that he can see dead people. Crowe is reluctant to believe him, but after listening to tapes of his former patient and realizing he, too, could see dead people, he tries to help the boy deal with his problem.
Does anyone actually like M Night Shyamalan? I don't think I know anyone (especially after The Last Airbender came out). However, I don't like to take biases and preconceptions - if that's the right word - into watching movies. So, for The Sixth Sense, I tend to forget that he wrote and directed it. Because, let's face it, this movie is pretty awesome. And the twist! I even knew the twist going into the movie for the first time (I mean, I forgot it while watching, but still) and I was still surprised and awed at it! I hope some people read this and don't know the twist then go watch it. It's much better that way.
It does lose something on the second viewing, but it still deserves to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of approval!