Posted on 7/27/10 11:36 AM
A thriller that has come to redefine the genre, with heartfelt scares, and a climão best final of all time.
There are those movies that appear every few years to redefine the genre in which they are contained. The suspense was no longer the same, showing only movies or deaths or else could not create climates strong enough to keep viewers glued to their seats. Then in 1999, M. Night Shyamalan is included in this list of renovations and a crisis of new ideas that Hollywood has been undergoing in recent years, The Sixth Sense exploded.
The film kind of came out of nowhere, with a low budget and not even half the promised his success. With an original script, Shyamalan could have Bruce Willis in the lead role. The director (who makes cameo roles as a doctor at the hospital) did not believe that the superstar would accept the role when he sent the script, but proving to be an intelligent and challenging, he accepted the role. And in my opinion, is his best work ever. The same goes for Shyamalan, who despite having made good movies in recent years (Unbreakable and Signs), neither of them reaches the feet of his great classic.
The performances are perfect, indisputable. But there's one thing to point out: Haley Joel Osment. The couple simply destroyed all that was then, throwing himself to the world as the greatest revelation in terms of actors. Today continues to successfully work in both films (such as Artificial Intelligence and Current Good) as voicing great games (Kingdom Hearts, Sora giving life to the protagonist).
Malcolm Crowe (Willis) is a renowned psychologist who, after a night in an award for its achievements in the profession back home with his wife, both a bit over the top in the drink. In the fourth, a former patient, who failed with Malcolm treatment, not helping, try the law into their own hands, baleando. No, not here Willis grabs a machine gun and a rocket launcher and goes alone against an entire army in search of revenge. It's a movie much more delicate and complex.
Six months later, recovered from the incident, he has a new patient, Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a youth with social problems with all who surround you. He has a gift not too nice, that keeps it to himself, never shared this information with anyone, leaving his mother and Malcolm even more confusing to figure out what's wrong with the boy. He knows that, even telling the truth, nobody will believe him.
With the unfolding of the plot, Malcolm is fully committed (and lost) in the case. Size commitment enables a parallel drama: the risk to the marriage of Malcolm, as the lack of attention to his wife to bother. The scene where Cole tells her gift for Malcolm turned icon suspense today, perhaps one of the most classic scenes in history. It's exciting, poignant and macabre at the same time, this is such a mixture is possible.
Technically it is a perfect movie. The picture is dark and well planned with the camera angles, always with the best shots perfectly lit. The makeup is fantastic phantoms, widening further the involvement and the reality situation in which the ghosts appear. The climate is quite scary, the songs bristle every hair from their bodies and the screams are part of the story of anyone who assists in a very involved. I'm not saying it's the best of the genre, because although well done, not innovated as the films of Alfred Hitchcock's genius.
The Sixth Sense came to redefine the current suspense. It has parallel stories, many scares, a fantastic climate, perfect performances, music, completely engaging and the best end of all time. Of course I still had not commented, the most avoided it because of so fantastic it makes you want to tell, but I would be the spoiling for those who had not yet seen. Porting, watch and immediately know what I'm talking about. Along with Fight Club and American Beauty as my Top 3 of the best films of 1999.