There is only one press screening I can recall that caused a member of the professional media to actually stand up and begin beating his head against the back wall of the theater. Injured Joking though he may have been, it was very much a shared sentiment among those of us being subjected to M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water three summers ago, and it's the one image that I will most associate with that film for a long time to come.

I could go on about how clumsy and indulgent the film is as a whole, but I already did that to the tune of 1,500+ words here, and while my rant then was justified, I inevitably find myself curious to give the film itself another look (not today; gots me some errands). At the moment, though, I know there's at least one scene that just plain doesn't work and won't work again, and I'm hoping to make that my focus of Scenes We Hate That Don't Necessarily Gross Us Out.
categories Cinematical