Sooner or later she'll see them, then everything will be different.
Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.
Remember when Nirvana exploded and every major label scrambled to sign any band they could find that was even remotely similar? Well, if The Sixth Sense is Nirvana (and given how quickly M Night Shyamalan squandered whatever goodwill his breakout hit engendered, I hesitate to draw the comparison), then The Others is Bush.
The themes, tone, essential plot points, and even the color palette are all lifted directly. To its credit, this is not immediately apparent, and the way the exposition is carefully doled out over the first two acts makes it genuinely intriguing for awhile. But once it starts clueing you in to what’s really going on, it feels all too familiar.
The main thing that made The Sixth…
I'm not a fan of horror, or should I say I haven't seen that many horror films that I've liked, but I quite liked this one. Nothing much happens but it is the way nothing happens that I found engaging. The film is ominous throughout and strangely captivating. Some really good performances in this one, especially by Kidman and the daughter.
Alejandro Amenábar brings the world of ghosts and things that go bump to jersey, where Grace a mother of two waits for her husband to return home from the war, she hires three servants to help run the house, and at this time the children and grace start to encounter the others.
I think this is one of those films you could watch in 30 years’ time and it won’t age, I love films that you can re-watch to see another side to things.
It's dark, it's sinister, it's creepy & it's shocking as well. The Others is very different from most films of its genre in the manner it has been executed. Almost entire film is encapsulated with darkness & impressively creates an atmosphere of claustrophobia & uncertainty for the major part of its runtime. Featuring strong performances, especially from Nicole Kidman, the movie regularly manages to genuinely scare with few moments of spine-chilling horror and all this finally culminates with a shocking revelation in the end that very few people will be able to predict. Overall, the scariest thing about The Others is the way it lets your imaginations run wild & create horror on its own and for every horror fan out there, this film should be a must on their list.
That was scary as fuck....
Nothing scarier than the Ninth Doctor with hair...
The movie was pretty cray too.
At the time of release The Others seemed little more than a me-too Sixth Sense, and did indeed live in that blockbuster's shadow for a while. Since then, though, it has found its own place as a well realised, old fashioned whispery ghost story that is more indebted to The Innocents and Henry James' The Turn of the Screw than to M. Night Shyamalan's gimmicky effort.
When telling a good, effective ghost story its no good being subtle, and Chilean director Alejandro Amenabar spares us few of the well worn genre tropes. Amid wet, Autumnal gardens and shrouded in a thick, rolling fog stands a crumbling country house filled with long, shadowy corridors, locked, candle-lit rooms, and secrets. Through its…
First thing's first, The Others is a beautifully crafted chiller, yet it lacks real substance. Alejandro Amenábar does a wonderful job in building up suspense and has made an absolutely beautiful film but for all the fantastically gritty cinematography and chilling shots he never really spent enough time on the plot. It's safe to say that one can spot the twist a mile away which really does detract from the film. I just felt like there was no real conviction in it's own story and therefore felt very ordinary and ultimately very predictable. Having said that, Kidman is brilliant as the devout roman catholic mother who will go to no ends to make sure that her two photosensitive children are…
Amenábar architetta un horror sofisticato, dove gli ambienti e il silenzio dominano la scena. Nicole Kidman notevole.
Aiming for a Mood It Doesn't Understand
I have long maintained a list of "people who can act but seldom do." Angelina Jolie, for example--brilliant in The Changeling; phoning it in for Beowulf. Today's example of the phenomenon is Nicole Kidman, Oscar winner. She was quite good in her winning performance, in The Hours. Cold Mountain? Oh, yes. Dogville? Agonizing. However, much as I like Far and Away, you can't really call what she's doing there acting. Similarly Batman Forever, which I like far more than it deserves. And I have to tell you, I turned off Australia because she was doing that stupid Moulin Rouge! squeal about every two seconds or so. I could kind of go on like…
Just a solid horror movie. The tension is high, the scares are well-played.
The Others very much has a strong start and a good premise that does fit it's genre for a horror or mystery/suspense. With a couple of well executed horror scenes, stylish direction and a decent soundtrack. I lost interest halfway through and I felt the payoff could have been pulled off better, the dialogue lets it down as it's poorly written, it's an impressive exercise in style but unfortunately not enough else.
O. M. F. G. So good. This movie's rewatch value is sky-high. This film is airtight. Almost everything is perfect, from the acting, to the visual cues, and not only the use of lighting on a technical level, but the use of lighting as a story element. Everything in this tale from the plot to the visuals are completely flipped on their head from what is conventional.
Because of the story, and the way that it is made, this is truly the type of film that becomes one of my all-time favorites upon first viewing.
If you think this film will turn out to be the typical ghost story then test your patience. The tiny tricks and perspective of this film will get you wide-eyed. The well written queues make me question if I'll be able to pick up on the giveaways with a second viewing.
Thankfully I had avoided being spoilt for this film which made the twists and turns all the better for not knowing where it was going.
Me tocó verla en el trabajo y sigue tétrica. El paso del tiempo la ha tratado menos mal que a Sexto Sentido. No podemos decir lo mismo de Nicole :(