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    The Village Spoilers

    Warning: If you don't want to know any secrets to this movie, do not view this thread. I've just seen "The Village" and it was absolutely incredible. But I wanted to get some opinions of other people who have seen it and find out what they think the twist was at the end.
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    What I got from it was that all the people in the village were the people that were supposedly killed in one form or another. Remember all the stories? About the husband that was mugged when he went to the market. The man (supposedly the grandfather) that was supposedly killed by a man who shot him in the eye. The sister who didn't live past her 23rd birthday? The stories were all fake. They are those people. Maybe I'm wrong but that's what I got from it. The only thing I didn't understand was how could there have been a car on the other side of the fence if the movie was supposed to be set in the late 1800's. I remember in the beginning of the movie, the timeline at the bottom of the screen specifically said 1895 or something. I'm pretty sure it said 18_ _ .
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    The way I took it was that all of these people were part of a grief support group. They decided to change the way they live back to a time when violence and crime was not an issue. The outside world was still living in modern times, but inside the village, they were living in the 1800s and the children were not allowed to leave the village because the parents did not want them to know what the world was really like and/or get harmed by anyone.

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    Okay. That makes a little more sense. I read a little too much into it. One thing that I sat there slackjawed about was when Noah stabbed Lucius. I never would've expected that to happen. But there wwere a lot of jumpy scenes.
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    I actually saw the stabbing coming. The only thing that really made me jump was when the girl fell into the hole in the ground.

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    I agree with Erin_dyes assessment. When they looked at the picture from the 70's there was a voiced over conversation. It was them all at a support group talking about loved ones who had died from violence. So they decided to create a society where there would be no violence, and they went back to the 1800's. I think this was also expounded when they showed the paper m. night was reading and all the headlines were about violence. I think the reason they emphasized that Ivy's last name is Walker and they told the story about how her grandfather was the richest person in town, was to show how they have the land and privacy for the village. Ivy's dad took the money from his dad and created a "wildlife preserve" that no one is allowed to trespass into. m. night's character also mentioned that planes are not even allowed to pass over the woods. It seems by the reaction of the guard that they do not even tell the employees what they are really guarding.

    This was how the "elders" where able to create a society set in the 1800's without being intruded upon by outsiders, and with no violence.

    I think this is also the reason they allowed ivy to get medicine for Lucifus was that he was the victim of crime, what they had tried to eradicate, and not natural causes.

    Thats my take on it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezerette
    It seems by the reaction of the guard that they do not even tell the employees what they are really guarding.
    Maybe no one knows there's a village inside the walls---including ALL those responsible for guarding the wildlife preserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezerette

    I think this is also the reason they allowed ivy to get medicine for Lucifus was that he was the victim of crime, what they had tried to eradicate, and not natural causes.
    You see it exactly as I do.

    Mr Walker (William Hurt's character) very passionately says to te other elders, he's a victim of a CRIME! when discussing what happened to Lucius, as opposed to disease-which we can only assume killed the Nicholson boy we see buried at the beginning of the movie. That would explain why they didnt breach the village borders to get that child medicine.

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    My only question would be how did Noah (Adrien Brody ) know about the creature's costume? and the fact that he was able to steal it and try to scare Ivy.

    Maybe his parents told him about it or he saw the elders took out the costume and scare the other villagers. Yeah.

    Quote Originally Posted by weezerette
    I agree with Erin_dyes assessment. When they looked at the picture from the 70's there was a voiced over conversation. It was them all at a support group talking about loved ones who had died from violence. So they decided to create a society where there would be no violence, and they went back to the 1800's. I think this was also expounded when they showed the paper m. night was reading and all the headlines were about violence. I think the reason they emphasized that Ivy's last name is Walker and they told the story about how her grandfather was the richest person in town, was to show how they have the land and privacy for the village. Ivy's dad took the money from his dad and created a "wildlife preserve" that no one is allowed to trespass into. m. night's character also mentioned that planes are not even allowed to pass over the woods. It seems by the reaction of the guard that they do not even tell the employees what they are really guarding.

    This was how the "elders" where able to create a society set in the 1800's without being intruded upon by outsiders, and with no violence.

    I think this is also the reason they allowed ivy to get medicine for Lucifus was that he was the victim of crime, what they had tried to eradicate, and not natural causes.

    Thats my take on it anyway.
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    I'm glad to find that others enjoyed this film too. I have found a lot of negative reactions, mostly from people who expected it to be this intensely scary, and possibly gory horror flick. However, given M. Night Shyamalan's track record, the movie was pretty much what I had bargained for.

    I have to say I saw a lot of it coming. With the exception of Lucius being stabbed. I thought Joaquin Phoenix was going to be the central character throughout the film.

    I knew something weird was up when Lucius's mother told him that his father had been mugged and killed and dumped in the river when he went out to the supermarket. (Who used the term "supermarket" in 1897? No one - that's who.) Then another woman told Ivy about her sister being "raped, killed and dumped in a dumpster in the alley behind her apartment." Again, 1897? Yes, people were raped and killed back then, but the terminology just felt out of place.

    My roommate picks up on things much faster than I do, and we saw this movie together. She leaned over and said to me (within the first 5 minutes) "The words sound forced. These people don't really talk like this. Something isn't right." And she was right - I don't think people in 1897 talked that way either. It sounded like they were trying to imitate the Amish or something with the phrases they chose.

    The one thing I didn't see coming was that one of the elders had been putting on the costume and pretending to be one of "the creatures." I had pieced together that these people had created this village to escape the horrors of the modern world, and I thought it would have been an interesting and ironic twist that as a result they now had to deal with some sort of supernatural force that loomed just outside their borders. Something that kept them cut off from the modern world now, and there was truly no way back. I know that fear can be a big motivator, but despite their intentions, I found it somewhat disturbing that they chose to keep their kids in the village by scaring them with monsters that threatened to kill them.

    I also knew when Ivy reached town it would be present day. When her father said that she would have two escorts into the woods, but they would have to wait for her, and she would go into town alone, I knew without a doubt. He was sending her in because she was blind, and she wouldn't actually be able to see the modern world. Her father couldn't go because the elders had all taken an oath not to, and he refused to break that oath.

    For me, it didn't take away at all from the film that I had parts of it figured out long before it was revealed on screen. It was a well put together film with an amazing cast, so I enjoyed every minute of it. And I'll definitely buy it when it comes to DVD. If there is anything you can count on with M. Night Shyamalan, it's then when you see the DVD, he'll tell you things you hadn't picked out, and when you watch the movie again, it will be a completely different movie.

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