(1) It was fun and entertaining, but still a little atypical and unique.
(2) Fun portrayl of simple comic characters.
(4) It touched on my own most touching film theme: The Average Person is a Hero, Not Because They're Trying to Be A Hero, but because they're in the right place at the right time and have the personal character to stand up to the task.
Previous Post of interest: Strange Culture: Is M. Night Shyamalan afraid of Water?
Checkout Kimberly Ann's post on Lady in the Water, she discusses her distraction with the magnitude of Shyamalan's role.