Vantage point

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Saw M Night Shyamalan's "Signs" today. Enjoyed it a lot. It has a certain finesse about it that is not very common even in Hollywood. As I said to someone earlier, "Signs" seems like a classier version of "Independence Day". Mel Gibson, as a restrained Reverend puts in a dynamite performance, in contrast to his over the top roles in Braveheart, Patriot and Ransom. Shyamalan is there in a caemo, and the kids do a great job.

I loved Mel Gibson when he says "I won't waste a single minute of my life praying"! The angst in his voice has to be heard to be felt. The guy who played his brother does a great job too.

The movie is a good one and the pace never slackens. Is it as good as "The Sixth Sense"? Probably not, but it comes very close.