I'm totally loving Nicole's MMM: Monday Movie Meme. Especially since I keep kicking ass in the scramble games (Fridays at the A-Z Blog) and get to choose the topic for MMM. Last time I picked it was “uncomfortable dinner scenes.” Today I picked HUGE plot twists at the end. Gotta tell you, I'm totally torn between revealing the plot twist (because these are by no means new movies so it's not like the news isn't out there...) but as someone who records football games and answers the phone with, “Don't mention ANYTHING ABOUT THE BRONCO GAME, hello?” I also want to honor those who might have passed these up for various reasons. So OK, my post will have no spoilers. I will try to tantalize you into watching these. If you dare...they're not all scary, but the plot twists are of the goose-bumps variety.
The first movie that blew me away with the ending was “The Usual Suspects”.
Don't click on that link unless you're willing to perhaps see some spoilers!
My next choice is "The Sixth Sense." (Remember? To avoid spoilers, no clicking!) I don't do horror. I don't do scary. I don't do scary movies with kids. However, I do like Haley Joel Osment. Bruce Willis is on my top five list. So I decided to watch it. So glad I did. It's worth the pay-off, which some say they saw coming, but I sure didn't. Watch it.
Not to get stuck on one director (though he is a favorite) I will pick as my third entry, “Signs”. Like I've said before, I don't do horror, but this movie defies categorization. It's many genres at once, and one of the most powerful films I've seen. M. Night does an absolutely masterful job of scaring the bejeebies out of us without showing us a thing. That takes skill. Lots of Hollywood types can make monsters which live in your nightmares (Aliens for example). Lots of folks can scare you with the “just in the nick of time escape”. But to keep me spellbound for two hours wondering if it's all in his head or is it real takes some serious skill. He has them. See the movie.
And I'm off. Heading to the The Sticks, TX, to spend a week with a friend, and though I know her house has cell reception (and hence email) I do not know how many G's she's got, so I unless during my five hour layover in Houston I get a bunch of posts in the hopper, I'll have to catch up with you later. Hope you're having a great summer.