History YMMV / TheVillage

23rd Apr '16 4:11:06 PM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Say what you will about the story, but Ivy was a cool character and Bryce Dallas Howard knocked it out of the park performance-wise.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Say what you will about the story, but Ivy was a cool character and Bryce Dallas Howard knocked it out of the park performance-wise. Most will agree that she is the best thing about it.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Ivy returns with medicine for Lucius who will probably make a full recovery. But Ivy has just learned that she's been lied to her whole life. The Elders are going to cover up Noah's death to continue their lie. This is presented as happy or bittersweet, rather than horrifying.]]



* RewatchBonus: Once you know the twist, watch the dialogue between the Elders. [[spoiler: They speak in archaic phrases like actors in a play, which makes perfect sense since this way of speaking is unnatural to them. The children meanwhile - Ivy, Lucius, Kitty etc - speak much more naturally.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had [[spoiler: "Those We Don't Speak Of" [[YourMindMakesItReal become real as a result of the Villagers' belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villagers had broken the Truce?]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had [[spoiler: "Those We Don't Speak Of" [[YourMindMakesItReal become real as a result of the Villagers' belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villagers had broken the Truce?]]




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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The Elders. They allowed plenty of people to die from illnesses and other things that could have been solved [[spoiler: with modern medicine. All because they think the {{Arcadia}} they're preserving is better than the modern world. Mr Walker to boot sends his blind daughter through the woods rather than going himself.]] That's not to mention that Mr Walker allowed his teenage daughter to ''go blind'' when medicine could have saved her.
17th Feb '16 8:16:51 PM cheedo
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Christop is [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Marty Mikalski]], Finton is [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Jimmy Darmody]], Jamison is [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Mark Zuckerberg]], Kitty is [[Film/AntMan Maggie Lang]], of course, Ivy is [[Film/SpiderMan3 Gwen Stacy]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Christop is [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Marty Mikalski]], Finton is [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Jimmy Darmody]], Jamison is [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Mark Zuckerberg]], one of the boys who saw the monsters was [[Series/TheMiddle Axel Heck]], Kitty is [[Film/AntMan Maggie Lang]], of course, Ivy is [[Film/SpiderMan3 Gwen Stacy]].
23rd Dec '15 5:19:56 AM falcon2484
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* {{Tearjerker}}: Ivy's extra-long hug to Kitty at the wedding reception, after hearing Mrs. Clack tell the story of how her sister was murdered by three men in an alley.
14th Dec '15 12:05:24 PM jabberwocky1996
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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/BryceDallasHoward and Creator/JudyGreer play sisters. Almost a decade later, [[Film/JurassicWorld they played sisters again]]. To be fair, they DO look related.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/BryceDallasHoward and Creator/JudyGreer play sisters. Almost a decade later, [[Film/JurassicWorld they played sisters again]]. To be fair, [[Main/SeparatedAtBirthCasting they DO look related.related]].
14th Dec '15 11:59:09 AM jabberwocky1996
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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/BryceDallasHoward and Creator/JudyGreer play sisters. Almost a decade later, [[Film/JurassicWorld they played sisters again]]. To be fair, they DO look related.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Christop is [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Marty Mikalski]], Finton is [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Jimmy Darmody]], Jamison is [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Mark Zuckerberg]], and, of course, Ivy is [[Film/SpiderMan3 Gwen Stacy]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Christop is [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Marty Mikalski]], Finton is [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Jimmy Darmody]], Jamison is [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Mark Zuckerberg]], and, Kitty is [[Film/AntMan Maggie Lang]], of course, Ivy is [[Film/SpiderMan3 Gwen Stacy]].
13th Aug '15 11:55:30 AM madius
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: James Newton Howard's Oscar-nominated violin-filled score is absolutely gorgeous.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: James Newton Howard's Oscar-nominated violin-filled score is absolutely gorgeous. The first name in the end credits is that of Hilary Hahn, the featured violinist.



* IdiotPlot: It's difficult to believe Walker and the town doctor couldn't foresee the utility of modern medicine in the Village's comparatively risky environment, and account for these needs. We're meant to believe this was a calculated risk, but after TheReveal of Those We Don't Speak Of, the same people should have considered a comparatively simpler disguised tunnel exit.
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:The titular village is not an 1800s town but secretly set in the modern day. Those We Do Speak Of are people in costume intended to keep up the masquerade.]]

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* IdiotPlot: It's difficult to believe Walker and the town doctor couldn't foresee [[spoiler: the utility of modern medicine medicine]] in the Village's comparatively risky environment, and account for these needs. We're meant to believe this was a calculated risk, but after TheReveal of Those "Those We Don't Speak Of, Of", the same people should have considered a comparatively simpler disguised tunnel exit.
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:The titular village is not an 1800s town but secretly set in the modern day. Those "Those We Do Don't Speak Of Of" are people in costume intended to keep up the masquerade.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had Those We Don't Speak Of become real as a result of the Villagers' [[YourMindMakesItReal belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villagers had broken the Truce?

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had Those [[spoiler: "Those We Don't Speak Of Of" [[YourMindMakesItReal become real as a result of the Villagers' [[YourMindMakesItReal belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villagers had broken the Truce?Truce?]]



** Another good way to incorporate the twist is that [[spoiler:both the village and Those We Do Not Speak Of are still real, and it's just that the people are still living like it's the 1800s because they've been isolated from the rest of the world since that time.]]
** Alternately, Those We Do Not Speak Of get revealed and replaced by outside criminals, who'd love to have such a sanctuary.

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** Another good way to incorporate the twist is that [[spoiler:both the village and Those "Those We Do Not Don't Speak Of Of" are still real, and it's just that the people are still living like it's the 1800s because they've been isolated from the rest of the world since that time.]]
** Alternately, Those "Those We Do Not Don't Speak Of Of" get revealed and replaced by outside criminals, who'd love to have such a sanctuary.
13th Aug '15 11:02:19 AM madius
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** It's also not difficult to just skip the two five-minute scenes that reveal the hoax, and the result is a solid monster-movie.

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** It's also not difficult to just skip the two five-minute scenes that reveal the hoax, twist, and the result is a solid monster-movie.
9th Jun '15 12:20:36 AM ChrisDen
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had Those We Don't Speak Of become real as a result of the Villagers [[YourMindMakesItReal belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villager's had broken the Truce?

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film's twist ending renders most of the suspense completely pointless, [[ShockingSwerve since it completely removes the supernatural elements]]. Arguably, it would have been far more interesting had Those We Don't Speak Of become real as a result of the Villagers Villagers' [[YourMindMakesItReal belief]], which would have been more in tone with the rest of the film. Imagine the OhCrap moment if it instead ended with all of them slowly walking out of the forest, furious that the Villager's Villagers had broken the Truce?
29th May '15 9:33:39 AM Anddrix
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: While Shyamalan attempts to explain the biggest PlotHole in the premise by saying the Village is under a no fly zone, he also makes it clear that the Village is in Pennsylvania. Given that all air traffic must cross just to enter or leave New York State or New England without entering Canadian airspace (or the slim strip of New Jersey), with 20 years' time and the relative size of Pennsylvania, it's virtually impossible that off-course or unchartered flights wouldn't be a regular problem. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot If anything, the public explanation for the no fly zone would have actually made it a popular spot for smugglers.]]
20th Mar '15 4:09:49 AM gfrequency
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** It's also not difficult to just skip the two five-minute scenes that reveal the hoax, and the result is a solid monster-movie.
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