History YMMV / LadyInTheWater

21st Jan '17 4:00:41 AM KingClark
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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it and become a martyr]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it and become a martyr]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … nadir... until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
29th Dec '16 4:21:32 AM starofjusticev21
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Farber the critic. The film goes into great lengths to [[TakeThatCritics make him unlikable]], but his DesignatedVillain position and the fact he appears to be the OnlySaneMan still makes him quite popular with audiences.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Farber the critic. The film goes into great lengths to [[TakeThatCritics make him unlikable]], but his DesignatedVillain position and the fact he appears to be the OnlySaneMan still makes him quite popular with audiences. [[spoiler: The way he's killed by the scrunt, rattling off how things would be working in a conventional movie like his vaunted cinematic knowledge might somehow save him, makes the way the movie treats him seem even more petty.]]
6th Dec '16 7:36:44 AM starofjusticev21
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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it by someone who can't accept his revolutionary ideas and become a martyr for them]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it by someone who can't accept his revolutionary ideas and become a martyr for them]].martyr]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
1st Dec '16 10:44:05 AM starofjusticev21
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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it and become a martyr for those beliefs]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who's [[MessianicArchetype not only writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for mankind, but who will be murdered for it by someone who can't accept his revolutionary ideas and become a martyr for those beliefs]].them]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
1st Dec '16 9:13:23 AM starofjusticev21
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* DesignatedVillain: Farber the critic. We’re supposed to dislike him, because what kind of person would be arrogant enough to presume the intention of someone else? He ''didn’t'', though. [[spoiler:When Cleveland asked him whom he should seek to fill the various roles in Story’s guard, he expressed it as a hypothetical question and Farber only gave qualities he’d expect each person to have. Cleveland nominated each tenant to a given role himself.]]

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* DesignatedVillain: Farber the critic. We’re supposed to dislike him, because what kind of person would be arrogant enough to presume the intention of someone else? He ''didn’t'', though. [[spoiler:When Cleveland asked him whom he should seek to fill the various roles in Story’s guard, he expressed it as a hypothetical question and Farber only gave qualities he’d expect each person to have. Cleveland nominated each tenant to a given role himself.himself, and was ultimately the one who implemented the advice he was given incorrectly.]]



** Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain “NARF!”]]?

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** Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain “NARF!”]]?“NARF!”]]? The names for the other mystical creatures as well, but especially the scrunt, which becomes especially damaging as it's the movie's BigBad.
1st Dec '16 8:12:43 AM starofjusticev21
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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who will [[MessianicArchetype not only write a book that will usher in a golden age for humanity, but will be killed and become a martyr for his beliefs]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who will who's [[MessianicArchetype not only write writing a book on his beliefs that will one day usher in a golden age for humanity, mankind, but who will be killed murdered for it and become a martyr for his those beliefs]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
1st Dec '16 8:05:49 AM starofjusticev21
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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons ''Lady'' caught so much heat was that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other Another was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[TakeThatCritics antagonize film critics]].critics]], though the biggest for many was that Shyamalan himself played a character who will [[MessianicArchetype not only write a book that will usher in a golden age for humanity, but will be killed and become a martyr for his beliefs]]. As a result, people pronounced this his career nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
11th Nov '16 4:21:58 AM Snicka
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Farber the critic. The film goes into great lengths to make him unlikable, but his OnlySaneMan status and DesignatedVillain position still makes him quite popular with audiences.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Farber the critic. The film goes into great lengths to [[TakeThatCritics make him unlikable, unlikable]], but his OnlySaneMan status and DesignatedVillain position and the fact he appears to be the OnlySaneMan still makes him quite popular with audiences.
11th Nov '16 4:20:21 AM Snicka
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Farber the critic. The film goes into great lengths to make him unlikable, but his OnlySaneMan status and DesignatedVillain position still makes him quite popular with audiences.
7th Jul '16 11:53:58 AM erttheking
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** The kid who predicts the future by interpreting ''cereal boxes''.

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** The kid who predicts the future by interpreting ''cereal boxes''. Though it wasn't much better before that point, when they were reading the future via a crossword puzzle.
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