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The Sixth Sense Essay

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The Sixth Sense Many movies today do not have plots. They consist of computer-generated images, poor acting due to the non-realistic aspects of the movies, and relatively bad overall story lines. This is mostly due to the fact that the director is more concerned with the special effects. This can be seen in the movie Star Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menace. Its story line was weak, and the acting was poor due to the fact that most of it was special effects. Don't get me wrong, the special effects were amazing, and not to mention that I'm a big Star Wars fan, but in lieu of the original Star Wars Trilogy, George Lucas in my honest opinion made a mockery of Star Wars. Though most films made today are very much like George Lucas's latest creation, there are a few movies that actually do have plots, good acting, and leaves people on the edge of their seats waiting for something to surprise them. These movies, unlike the movie Star Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menace, are filled with things to keep the audiences attention other than the special effects. They have such things like a plot, good actors, and something else that makes the movie different from the others. Take as an example the movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense. The Sixth Sense involves an intricate plot, great acting, and a truly surprising ending.The plot of a movie in today's movie market is normally broadcast to the world through an immense amount of advertising. Whether it is through television commercials, radio commercials, or newspaper articles before the movie comes out, one can normally figure out the story before you see it. This does not hold true in the case of The Sixth Sense. I witnessed nearly all of the various commercials for the movie, and the closest thing to revealing the story was when on a television commercial Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment) whispers to Dr. Malcolm Crowe (played by Bruce Willis), " I see dead people". That gave people the idea of the movie, but it did not give the viewers enough to figure out the entire story. The plot consisted of a lot more than a little kid seeing dead people. It also included a doctor patient confrontation between Dr. Crowe and one of the patients he failed to cure, marriage problems between Dr. Crowe and his wife, and many other twists and turns. A story with a plot is very hard to find these days, but the plot in The Sixth Sense is one that will keep you guessing what will happen next.Acting in movies is a large, as a matter of fact, the largest aspect of any movie. Without the actors, there is no movie. The...

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