Lady in the Water – Nostalgia Critic

Is this the FUNNIEST Shyamalan movie ever made? Nostalgia Critic says…YES! The Nostalgia Critic reviews Lady in the Water.

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  1. Time for this review to blow the rest out of the water!

    See what I did there?

  2. next month do musicals, or in March. DO PITCH PERFECT PLEASE!

  3. ilovethings andstuff

    wish the videos weren’t so stuttery on here that their unwatchable

  4. I’ll give credit to the design of the creatures. The wolves in particular remind me of the Wargs of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.

  5. doug’s fake laughing is unbearable. he’s laughing like he has the attention span of a retarded toddler. if lady in the water is garbage then nostalgia critic is a literal pile of shit.

    • its not that hard to make fun of a movie like this, doug tries too hard.

    • I like to think of it as Doug lowering himself to Shyamalan’s level in trying to force a response from the audience so hard that no one believes it.

      A true work of genius, that.

      • Yeah, I don’t like how AutoInfanticide put it (since he’s being a dick), but this was incredibly grating.

        Remember when he complained that The Smurfs was a constant stream of fast movement? There were too many constant streams of yelling in this review. I felt physically uncomfortable and had to mute it a few times to get through it.

        I also didn’t find the stuff he found funny that funny, to be honest. When something is supposed to be surreal and just ends up stupid, it’s more frustrating than hilarious. Like how bad comedies are rarely funny: They *know* what they’re doing is stupid. What they don’t know is that it doesn’t work. It’s the same deal here.

    • Zartan The Destroyer

      Aww muffin, triggered? Need a safe space?

      • Are you really deploying anti-social justice rhetoric against somebody who referred to someone as a “retarded toddler”? I do not think you understand the thing you are parodying.

  6. wow. he even talent bended the legendary Christopher Doyle. that cinematography was awful

  7. Narf…you know…there’s a “Pinky and the Brain” joke to be made somewhere in here. I just don’t know where.

  8. “The world of sanity is not for the faint of heart, and men, weak of of heart, delve into their own insanity for protection.” – Tayze Bell, An Ode to Narcissism.

  9. Why did they throw a party? Why not just – mow the lawn?

  10. To his credit, Paul Giamatti is the best part.

    • True. But to be fair, what other element of this film could have competed with him?

      • Bryce gives a good performance once you get past the whole ego stroking part of it. You get the idea that she’s a bit otherworldly, and watching this film back to back with The Village really shows her range.

        I just wish it wasn’t with Shamylan….anan….anon.

  11. I don’t know what’s worse…the obvious ego stroking by Shyamalan casting himself in that prophetic role? Or the fact that, after he made the movie, he actually published it as a fully illustrated children’s book. Yeah, he actually made this into a Children’s book…look it up!

  12. Minion of Yahtzee


  13. There’s something in the water ~

  14. “take a good look Shyamalanh, thats as close to a story you will ever get” LMAO, I genuinely had to pause the video to laugh at that xD

  15. Enough with the Jurassic World jokes already! We get it, you hate the movie! Quit rubbing it in to those who DO like it already!!

  16. My mom used to have a copy of Lady in the Water on DVD, and I was thankful enough NOT to see this movie. I remember seeing the trailer for it when I went to see Superman Returns, and thinking to myself that it’s freakin’ weird.

    The opening crawl in Star Wars was easy to understand, but the opening monologue in this movie is anything but.

    What are the Shyamalan characters looking at the camera think they’re doing? Reviewing a shitty movie on the internet? =D

    Tamera telling the bedtime story to Malcolm reminds me of Winona Ryder as an old lady in Edward Scissorhands.

    Thank you for the Pinky and the Brain reference with the mentioning of the NARF!

    15:24- Nice try, Shyamalan, unless the future President you’re talking about is Donald Trump (which I pray to God never happens).

    16:48- And people had problems with Paul Giamatti when he played The Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This is Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes Giamatti.

    20:31- This is why I never watched any of Shyamalan’s movies from start to finish, because everyone talks like they’re all in a freakin’ library in the middle of the day. And the kids act like they should be in a school for the gifted (Cereal Boy in this movie is a good example of why).

    22:13- Um, M. Night, this is not how critics act. For example, in the end of The Cinema Snob’s review of The Geek, Bigfoot came out of nowhere and started humping Snob’s leg, but Snob got pissed off, shoved Bigfoot to the ground, and shot him. They don’t stand still and critique on the creature that is seconds away from ripping them to shreds, you fuckin’ idiot!

    Thank you, Doug, for reviewing a movie that was worth ending Shyamalan Month with. OMG, the second half was worth it.

    • I WISH I had this film on DVD somewhere just so I could watch the commentary and figure out just what kind of salty bet Shamalon was a part of to make something THIS crazy actually happen. Seriously, there’s got to be some heck of a story there about the production team that had to seriously say stuff like “The Nehehes are going to kill the Narf if we look at them!”

  17. Wait…next month’s February. You know what that means: NEW OPENING MONTAGE!

  18. First: please use youtube or something else, this streaming site takes ages to load even on 480p. Everyone else uses youtube, why can’t you?

    second: guys, stop kissing Frozen’s frosty ass. It was an OK movie, to be honest I barely remember it, it was so run of the mill typical Disney. It wasn’t this huge thing, except for little girls.

    • He does use youtube. He or a staff member uploads these reviews a day or two after they are put up on here. it’s his site, so he’s gonna upload stuff here first. here’s the youtube page.

      Disney for a while was doing mostly mediocre movies up until frozen. The return of the Disney princess movie. I guess everyone forgets about The Princess and the Frog and Tangled. It won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”). It ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the third highest-grossing original film of all time, the ninth highest-grossing film of all time and so on and so forth. With it’s sequel on the way. People will continue to praise it until the next big Disney hit.

    • These videos go up on YouTube the day after their air on this site. Also, I have no issues at all with these videos loading in 720p

    • The video player got so bad for me, I had to find a better way to play it. I did. I found a Firefox plugin that loads flash videos into HTML 5. That right there fixed a lot of the problems, but for videos that still load too slowly, I just copy and paste the URL into a download manager (I use DownThemAll) and let it download in the background while I do something else, then come back and watch the video uninterrupted. Seriously, give this a try and see if it doesn’t at least improve the experience.

  19. All I can say is: Naaaaaaarf.

  20. I actually did watch this movie when I was younger and remember liking it okay. Granted, I was too young to know who Shyamalan was so I missed all the weird ego-strocking. Actually, I didn’t remember a lot from the movie, excepted the grass wolf creatures that freaked me out and the name Tartutik. Seeing this review actually reminded me of the plot and yeah… I forgot it was so weird…

  21. You don’t really laugh unless you ZESTfully laugh!

  22. I did see this in theaters on Paul McCartney’s 64th birthday of all days.

  23. I haven’t watched the video yet, but I wanna see how he reacts to “scrunt”. (harsh chuckle)

    This is the only film I ever actually BOOED OUT LOUD after it was over.

  24. What is this movie? How come this is the first time I’m seeing anything from it? People keep quoting The Happening even though this movie is out there just begging to be made fun of?

  25. Great review, I thought it was hilarous.

    And now for the Douchey McNitpick moment. That’s not Mars, that’s the Moon tinted orange.

    • Okay, extra point (damn you lack of edit option), did a quick Google search for picks of Mars and did find the one you used here so fair enough. But it sure looks like the Moon to me!

      • It definitely is the moon. Just do a quick google search of moon and then you see it.
        Come on man, just because it popped up once on a google search doesn’t mean it has to be real

  26. Doug is an interesting person because be reccognises things that are funny, but he isn’t funny himself. So the presentation evens out to something interesting. Rifftrax has the same vibe (and Doug’s a fan) … and I find those enjoyable too. I never laugh at Doug though…just find his presentation good….>I laugh sometimes at Rifftrax.

  27. When the Korean Britney Spears acted serious I had exactly the same response as the critic

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