For my last Halloween Special entry, I will be sharing my thoughts about the movie, The 6th Sense.
I had heard about the movie since high school, but I never tried to watch it until now. Good thing, the movie happens to be in Netflix, though I just heard today that it will be remove at the end of November.
I chose this to be the last show to be featured on my special project because I had always wanted to watch this movie. It also happens to be its 20th anniversary (last August), so it’s nice timing.
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (IMDB)
The 6th sense movie is definitely not what I expected.
I have a lot to say on this movie, as it not amazed me with it’s high quality but also personally.
Simple premise done interestingly
One of the first things I knew about this movie was it’s simple premise, or what it seems to be. From the get go, I knew that there’s something else beneath the premise, and damn that twist. It was well executed, I was generally shocked. No wonder this movie became a classic.
From start to finish, the movie was very straightforward in telling the story. There was no hidden agendas or anything, it’s just that you, the viewer just missed that vital information. And that’s the fin part, as we get to be surprised with the twist presented.
I had never seen yet a movie like this and I am so happy to be able to watch this movie at last
Not just a Horror Movie
As stated from the premise, it’s quite sure this movie would be horror, but the more I watched, the more I realized that this movie was more than that. It blurred the lines between genres, and it depends on the viewer what’s there take of it.
For me, to be honest, I had a lot of feelings while watching this movie. As this movie starred a character that is a psychologist, one of my biggest fear was presented on screen. I dunno if you guys know already but I am an aspiring psychologist so there’s a possibility that I might experience what the child psychologist experienced in the movie. The part where he realized he wasn’t able to help someone, that would haunt to the core. I know thatits inevitable as I am also human, but its scary as hell if you think about it.
Anyway, enough about me, let’s go back to the story.
Amazing characters and actors
The main driving force of this movie would be the legit amazing characters, courtesy of the amazing performances of the actors. Both Bruce Willis and Hailey Osment were amazing as the child psychologist and the troubled kid, respectively. They brought the characters to life and we them grow infront of our eyes, especially, the troubled kid. Experiencing what he went through and be able to accept the gift given to him would be too much for a kid and I totally empathize with him.
The supporting casts were also incredible. They performed and brought the characters to life.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie would be the last scene of Cole and his Mom. It was really touching, I couldn’t help but cry. Amazing.
One of the best factor to this movie being amazing was its director. From its overall mood to the cinematography, everything was well made. That was all thanks to their director, M. Night Shamalan.
I heard him from other people, as he seemed to be regard as an amazing director. Even though he seemed to be unlucky because of his consistent disappointing movies, I think I could understand why he’s regarded as a brilliant director. I hope he could make more of this.
I really like and enjoyed greatly this movie. This movie gave me hope that there might be more interesting and deep western horror movies out there. This also encouraged me to check more western movies. Heh.
And that’s the last entry for my Halloween Special Project.
This had been an enjoyable ride. I never expect I could finish it. Thank you everyone for supporting me from start to finish.
This has been Will Sirius and thanks for reading!!!!
See you on my next entry!!!