The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense. M. Night Shyamalan. 1999.

Yeah yeah yeah, I can see old movies.

In some ways it’s chill watching a twist movie that’s so well-known that I already know what the twist is. You can just sit back and relax and enjoy the chills. On the other hand, large parts of the movie turns rather tedious.

Shyamalan is great with the jump scares, but I think the actors aren’t particularly good. The whining from the kid is annoying and Bruce Willis is going through this movie as if he’s constantly slightly drunk. I know the detachment has a function in the movie, but it’s a turn-off.

And no matter how annoying the kid is, it’s not very convincing the way even the adults are unnerved by him and lash out. And how many times did Willis rewind to the “it’s cold in here” part of that tape? And and.

I’m disappointed that the mother didn’t hire a ghostbusters van at the end.

I’m totally open to the idea that this movie was brilliant in 1999.

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