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Someone Saw a Lady in the Water

Published January 25, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros
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Even though we still have until mid-summer before the release of M. Night Shyamalan's next attempt to match the greatness of The Sixth Sense, Warner Bros is already beginning to screen Lady in the Water to lucky viewers.

Lady in the Water Review

The good people over at AICN have received the first early review for the upcoming film Lady in the Water. Now, after watching the disappointing film The Village, most Shyamalan fans and moviegoers alike are hoping for renewed greatness from the director.

However, this first early review for the upcoming film is far from positive and even repeatedly hints at disappointment.

"Lady in the Water" is prefaced by a caption that reads: "To my daughters, I will tell you this story one last time, then go to sleep." In the months since the first trailer for the film was attached to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," fans of Shyamalan's work have wondered what, exactly, he intends to mean by his tagline of "A Bedtime Story." Well, tonight in New York I viewed what was alleged to be "the first ever screening" of the film, and I can tell you this: He's not being cheeky. I wasn't counting, but the term "bedtime story" must be uttered at least one hundred times by one character or another over the course of the film.

However, the film in its current state gives one the impression that as he sits by his daughters' bedside, they have fallen asleep after about fifteen minutes, while Shyamalan continues to ramble onward in an overcaffeinated stupor. For those fans of Shyamalan who were highly disappointed with "The Village," there is no respite to be found here, no return to form as an engineer of lean, mean thrillers with heart. One can only assume that "Lady in the Water's" runtime will be reduced drastically, but about a quarter of the way through the film's current two and a half hours, you'll hope Shyamalan's daughters wake up and kick their father out of the room.

Eesh, this may be one of the worst early reviews I have read for a highly anticipated film. Be warned, the rest of the review is somewhat spoiler-ish, hinting on the probable plot twist.

Read the entire early review for Lady in the Water at AICN.

Lady in the Water comes to theatres on July 21st, 2006.

For more movie info, go to the Lady in the Water Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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