Film 125 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1999’s “The Sixth Sense”. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this film was the second highest grossing film in 1999, the first highest was “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”. Prior to this, Shyamalan had directed 1992’s “Praying With Anger” and 1998’s “Wide Awake” and was a writer for 1999’s “Stuart Little”. Since then his career has fallen downhill with films such as “Lady in the Water”, “The Happening”, “The Last Airbender” and “After Earth”. Unlike those films, this one was fantastic. I don’t know if I enjoyed this film more or less knowing that Bruce Willis was a ghost the entire time going into the film. I didn’t feel that it ruined my enjoyment but it was interesting how they revealed it. Thought everyone played their parts well especially Haley Joel Osment (who played Cole). I personally thought he was brilliant throughout. Since this, Haley has been the voice of Sora in the “Kingdom Hearts” video game series and will be in the upcoming “Entourage” movie as Travis McCredle. I would recommend watching this but avoid all the other films made my Shyamalan. Feel free to watch “Signs”. In 2002 Bruce Willis had this to say about the film, “Even when we were done, we still didn’t quite know whether or not we were going to be able to fool the audience.” Fun Fact – Shyamalan had initially shelved the idea when he heard about plans to make another ghost movie. That movie would be 1995’s “Casper”. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1999’s “The Sixth Sense”
Film – The Sixth Sense
Year – 1999
Director – M. Night Shyamalan
Written by – M. Night Shyamalan
Staring – Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
IMDb Rating – 8.2/10
My Rating – 8.3/10
Length – 102 min (1h 42min)
Genre – Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Creepy opening credits
This film opens by telling us that we should be drinking throughout
Malcom is really interested in that photo frame
“You sound like Dr Seuss when you’re drunk”
The state of Pennsylvania called Malcolm “son”?!?
Time for some drunken sex… or not
Someone’s broken into the house and decided to stand in their bathroom in his underwear instead of robbing people
He’s a patient of Malcolm’s! Vincent Grey
First of who keeps a gun in the bathroom?
Second, Malcolm and Vincent are both dead!!!
“The Next Fall” – HE’S DEAD!!!!!!
Wait… Is this the film telling us that he’s a ghost!
Shyamalan you bastard!!!
Anyway, Malcolm is spying on Cole
I had those glasses when I was a kid
He followed Cole to a church where he’s playing with army dolls
He doesn’t have any glass in his glasses!
Still talking about that frame even in death
Honey I’m home
You need me? I’ll be in the wine cellar studying Latin
“Out of the depths, I cry for you O Lord”
Who opened all the kitchen cupboards and drawers?
All I wanted was a Pop Tart
They weren’t even Cocoa Pops! They’re Nesquik
Time for school!
Screw that! It’s time for a meeting with the parents
I won the lottery!
I got a grand slam in sports!
I’m here to see you, Cole!
Time to read Cole’s mind in order to make him sit down
Three steps later and Malcolm appears to be winning
Now Cole is getting closer to the door
You drew a photo of a man stabbing another man in the neck with a screwdriver
Nowadays I draw rainbows and smiles
And Malcolm lost! Better have dinner with Anna
That was their anniversary dinner! And he arrived at the end
I walk to school with a bully named Tommy
“You are not a freak” – He’s not One of us!
The subtitles say “Rock On Headphones” but that sounds more like Dance music
Why do all my photos have mysterious lights in them?
Why is Cole hiding behind the couch?
“Keep moving, Cheese dick”
Time for another school lesson
What was the school before it was a school?
Cole thinks it use to be a slaugterhouse
WRONG!!!! It use to be a courthouse
What’s a Stuttering Stanley?
What the hell is going on?
Time for a magic trick to make you smile
The TV is talking to Malcolm
What TV channel would let presenters go off script and talk about personal issues
Even showing their wedding video!
My wife is in the shower! Think I’ll have the anit-depressent tablets
Looks like Cole is using Malcolm’s magic trick on some kid
“I’ve never heard of this Chuck E Cheese”
Must follow red balloon
Lets go bully Cole
This has gone horribly wrong
SHYAMALAN!!!!! HE’S A DOCTOR
And is accusing Lynn of child abuse
Time to tell bedtime stories
It’s pretty clear that Malcolm has never told bedtime stories before
Your eyes told me that you’re sad
Think this story is better than the last one
Cole says he’ll tell his secret now
“I see dead people”
Is it common for doctors to record everything they say? I would guess so
Let’s blame the bullies for those cuts on Cole’s back
Who’s messing with the heating?
And who’s in the kitchen?
That’s not Lynn!
What child has that much Jesus figures in a tent?
I like how every parent has their cameras out. Nowadays, they would be banned
Cole can see people being hung! He was right about it being a slaughterhouse
You pushing me faster in this trolley doesn’t help with my problems
Time for an advert on cough syrup
I can switch off TVs by throwing stuff at it
So… Who did move the bumblebee pendant?
Damn dog won’t come out of the closet
Back with Anna who’s selling rings
Is it Anna’s old ring?
Who’s this that Anna is now in love with?
I broke the window of my wife’s shop and mysteriously snook away
Malcolm says he’s leaving Cole
Better listen to my conversations with Vincent
“Whew. It’s cold in here” gets played over and over
Turn the volume up to 11!
Who’s this speaking Spanish in the recording?
Let’s use the Spanish I heard to help Cole
My wife’s been cheating on me!
I think Lynn is having a nightmare
Damn! I broke my tent!
JESUS!!!! There’s a woman puking in Cole’s tent!
Time for a funeral
It’s the funeral of the girl who scared Cole the night before
Time to enter the girls bedroom
Cole decides to give the father of the girl a box containing something important
It’s a VHS tape of a puppet show
Fuck this puppet show! I’m off to bed
THE MOTHER KILLED HER! BITCH PUT BLEACH IN HER CEREAL
Time for another school play
It’s the one where a boy pulls a sword out of a stone
Cole is now giving Malcolm advice on how to settle things with his wife
Great! Car crash has caused the road to be blocked in both directions
At least this gives Cole the chance to open up to Lynn
Cole! You’re scaring your mother
Meanwhile, Malcolm visits Anna
FUCK!!!! I’m dead all along!
He still has the blood stain on his shirt!
Flashback to the wedding and that it