Warning: spoilers for The village are in play. If you've somehow escaped the spoilers for this M. Night Shyamalan film and you want to stay that way, don't follow us into the woods.
A little over 16 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan was in a hot phase as his career had brought three solid hits to the world: The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. Terror-ridden stories of people who overcome a personal trauma and become stronger than they could ever have imagined. This groundbreaking trio served as the basis for the writer's / director's meteoric rise in the Hollywood firmament. And then, on July 30th, 2004, that all changed when The Village saw critics and even fans turn against the steadily rising author and his visions. Part of the problem was that people didn't know what to do with The Village ending, and there's a really good reason for that.