Das Mädchen aus dem Wasser (2006)46K
Das Mädchen aus dem Wasser: Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban. Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
“First off, I can see why this film is going to be a box-office flop and why critics and audiences alike will not like it. I, who usually disagrees with most audiences, at least, thoroughly enjoyed this film. The storyline itself is rather ridiculous, I must say. Some girl shows up in a pool? Sheu0026#39;s a what-a narf? I went into the movie thinking I would hate it, but I came out knowing that I had seen a work of art. Thatu0026#39;s right. It was art.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFirst of all, itu0026#39;s a good family film, with enough tense moments to keep you watching, and enough laugh-out-loud moments to calm you down. It was refreshing for once to see a film with good, clean humour. The dialogue was not necessarily hilarious, but the actors, especially Paul Giamatti (Cleveland) delivered the lines extremely well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting was tremendously well done also. Paul Giamatti is always fantastic, and while Bryce Dallas Howard seemed to act in the same manner as she did in The Village, she was still convincing. The ensemble cast worked well together. Some might bash M. Night for casting himself in a not-so-cameo role, but he proved that he can actually act! No, his performance will not win him an Oscar, nor should it, but I think there is definite talent there. I hope to see him in bigger roles, in films not his own.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe plot had many twists, maybe too many, but no matter. I kept trying to guess what was going to happen, but it I was always wrong. It was quite interesting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat most made this film a work of art was the directing. M. Night has a rare talent that will go completely under the radar for this film because no one will see it. The camera angles were inventive-thatu0026#39;s right, inventive. I may be one of the few who actually cares about camera angles and how a scene looks, but it looked great. The final product was polished.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI truly believe this film is M. Nightu0026#39;s best work. He made the story up himself, wrote a screenplay that made us laugh, smile, cringe, and jump just a little, and directed a great ensemble cast including himself. Quite a feat. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo before everyone starts ranting about how stupid the storyline is or how u0026quot;so-not-scaryu0026quot; the film is, just appreciate the uniqueness of the film, and remember what makes this film good. Forget the crazy story. Itu0026#39;s everything else!”