So I saw The Village late last night at the nieghborhood 2nd run theater. I wasn't expecting to like it much (but wanted some mindless entertainment). I'd read several negative reviews, including in Willamette Week. But I thought it a work of art, a good movie, a fine contribution. Congratulations to all concerned.
I hadn't studied the reviews closely enough to know anything. I watched through the eye of an anthropologist. I thought maybe this was science fiction. Then it became more real.