History YMMV / LadyInTheWater

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.
31st May '16 4:17:48 PM Angeldeb82
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* PuritySue: Vick.
22nd May '16 8:37:38 PM rjd1922
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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 [[BullyingADragon 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 was that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[BullyingADragon [[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.
14th Apr '16 4:25:03 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Narm}}: Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain “NARF!”]]?

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain “NARF!”]]?
21st Mar '16 8:37:05 PM BananaPancakes
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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 player 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'', ''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 player tenant to a given role himself.]]



* HilariousInHindsight: Vick’s ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons the film fared so poorly 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 [[BullyingADragon antagonize film critics]]. The film was considered the point when his career hit the bottom … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As ludicrous as the rest of the movie is, this is genuine. Vick’s ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States.States. The film was released to U.S. theaters on July 21, 2006. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons the film fared ''Lady'' caught so poorly 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 [[BullyingADragon antagonize film critics]]. The film was considered the point when As a result, people pronounced this his career hit the bottom nadir … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.



* {{Narm}}: Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "NARF!"]]?

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* {{Narm}}: Did somebody say [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "NARF!"]]?“NARF!”]]?


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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Shyamalan, obviously, but also Creator/PaulGiamatti, who gives a much more convincing (nominal) lead performance than the plot in which his character finds himself.
19th Mar '16 12:56:07 PM BananaPancakes
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* CreatorsPet: Vick, to a T; heck, he's even played by Shamalyan himself!
* DesignatedVillain: Farber the critic. We're supposed to dislike him, because what kind of person would be so arrogant as to presume the intention of another human being? Except that he ''didn't''. [[spoiler:When Cleveland asked him about who he should look for to fill the various roles, he expressed it as a hypothetical question and Farber only gave qualities he'd expect the person to have. Cleveland was the one who actually chose the people.]]

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* CreatorsPet: Vick, to a T; heck, he's he’s even played by Shamalyan Creator/MNightShyamalan himself!
* DesignatedVillain: Farber the critic. We're We’re supposed to dislike him, because what kind of person would be so arrogant as enough to presume the intention of another human being? Except that he ''didn't''. someone else? He ''didn't'', though. [[spoiler:When Cleveland asked him about who whom he should look for seek to fill the various roles, roles in Story’s guard, he expressed it as a hypothetical question and Farber only gave qualities he'd he’d expect the each person to have. Cleveland was the one who actually chose the people.nominated each player himself.]]



** The critic, whom many viewers consider the only likeable character in the whole movie. It's quite ironic, given the effort to make him [[{{Jerkass}} an unlikable jerk]].
** Also Story, but that's mainly because she's played by Creator/BryceDallasHoward, who was also a bright spot on M. Night's previous film, ''The Village''.
** Anna Ran, Vic's cheerful, funny sister who warms up to Story right away.
* HilariousInHindsight: Vick's ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the reasons the film fared so poorly was the audience getting tired with Shyamalan's formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other was trying ''way'' too hard to [[BullyingADragon agitate film critics]]. The film was considered as the point when Shyamalan's career hit the bottom... until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
* LoveItOrHateIt: To be fair, the movie does have positive reviews (if Amazon has anything to go by) despite being considered by others to be one of M. Night Shyamalan's weakest films (before ''Film/TheVisit'' revived his career).
* {{Moe}}: Obviously Story, a shy and innocent outsider who bonds with one of our heroes in the film.

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** The critic, whom many viewers consider the only likeable likable character in the whole movie. It's It’s quite ironic, given the effort expended to make him [[{{Jerkass}} an unlikable jerk]].
** Also Story, but that's that’s mainly because she's she’s played by Creator/BryceDallasHoward, who was also a bright spot on whose performance in M. Night's Night’s previous film, ''The Village''.
''Film/TheVillage'', many critics liked.
** Anna Ran, Vic's Vick’s cheerful, funny sister who warms up to Story right away.
* HilariousInHindsight: Vick's Vick’s ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the main reasons the film fared so poorly was the audience that audiences had started getting tired with Shyamalan's Shyamalan’s formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other was trying that Shyamalan tried ''way'' too hard to [[BullyingADragon agitate antagonize film critics]]. The film was considered as the point when Shyamalan's his career hit the bottom... bottom … until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
''Film/TheLastAirbender'', which got even worse reviews.
* LoveItOrHateIt: To be fair, the movie does have positive reviews (if Amazon has anything to go by) despite being considered by others to be one of M. Night Shyamalan's Shyamalan’s weakest films (before ''Film/TheVisit'' revived his career).
* {{Moe}}: Obviously Story, a shy and shy, innocent outsider who bonds with one of our heroes in the film.
23rd Feb '16 7:17:06 AM cheedo
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** Anna Ran, Vic's cheerful, funny sister who warms up to Story right away.
4th Feb '16 3:25:38 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** The kid who predicts the future by interpreting ''cereal boxes''.
30th Jan '16 4:15:26 PM SorPepita
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* HilariousInHindsight: Vick's ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the reasons the film fared so poorly was the audience getting tired with Shyamalan's formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other was trying ''way'' too hard to [[BullyingADragon agitate film critics]]. The film was considered as the point when Shyamalan's career hit the bottom... until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.



* HilariousInHindsight: Vick's ''Cookbook'' is supposed to inspire a Midwesterner with prodigious oratorical gifts to become President of the United States. Two years and change later, [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama guess who was elected to the presidency from relative obscurity in Illinois]]?
* HypeBacklash: One of the reasons the film fared so poorly was the audience getting tired with Shyamalan's formulas and {{Mandatory Twist Ending}}s. The other was trying ''way'' too hard to [[BullyingADragon agitate film critics]]. The film was considered as the point when Shyamalan's career hit the bottom... until he made ''Film/TheHappening'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
30th Jan '16 4:14:50 PM SorPepita
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* LoveItOrHateIt: To be fair, the movie does have positive reviews (if Amazon has anything to go by) despite being considered by others to be one of M. Night Shyamalan's weakest films (Before ''Film/TheVisit'' revived his career).

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* LoveItOrHateIt: To be fair, the movie does have positive reviews (if Amazon has anything to go by) despite being considered by others to be one of M. Night Shyamalan's weakest films (Before (before ''Film/TheVisit'' revived his career).
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