This movie doesn't deserve Danielle Harris.
Watching this after having first seen the remake was an odd experience. Mainly because how fundamentally different the two films are. Having seen the remake made me none the wiser as where this film was going and what it was about once we got past the basic premise. This seems mostly an abstracted philosophical excercise at its core. As opposed to the remake's primary focus on theme through character. It really made me want to revisit the remake to explore…
A true finale to M. Night's unexpected comic book trilogy.
And like all good Shayamalan films, its every bit as unexpected and surprising to experience as it was inevitable and poetic in hindsight.
It comes with many of the classic issues that plague his movies. Tons of deeply awkward exposition. Somewhat wonky pacing. And a truly idiosyncratic tone and atmosphere that will either engross or alienate the viewer.
But it also comes with all of his strengths. Beautiful cinematography, filled…
It's not perfect, but the craftsmanship is impressive throughout.
The premise might be absurd, but Shayamalan diligently rewards audiences for their patience and suspension of disbelief every step of the way.
James McAvoy gives several stunning performances, and Anya Taylor-Joy is excellent as well.
I'm still torn on the film's handling of certain, incredibly dark subject matter, but the film never lost my engagement or respect as long as I was willing to allow it to take me on it's…