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(NYPost)   It's not good for M. Night Shyamalan when audiences starting mocking his movie trailers. "The screen showed, 'From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan.' Then everyone erupted in laughter."   (nypost.com) divider line 352
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2010-07-20 01:23:06 PM
ElPollotonto: The worst part is that "Devil" is a rip off of another B-rated horror movie... in that movie one of the people in the elevator was a serial killer and not the devil which I'm sure is the only difference...

*SPOILER*
*NOT SURE IF SPOILER*
*SECOND HAND SPECULATION*

My buddy told me (we were sitting next to each other for the trailer) he'd read that the movie has a "twist" -- that they're hallucinating the whole thing d/t carbon monoxide poisoning or something.
 
2010-07-20 01:23:15 PM
ultraholland: I saw Signs in the theater and knew his career was pure bile

That's the only one of his films that I have seen. While it was dreadful, I must admit to enjoying the sight of Mel Gibson as a tinfoil hat wearing country bumpkin with an unhealthy religious fixation.

Also because I haver family living where it was shot and enjoy hearing the locals' complaints that it isn't as backwards or remote there as it appears in the film.

/It is.
 
2010-07-20 01:23:24 PM
I had this same reaction to the Devil trailer, was watching Hulu when that "From the mind of...." showed up on the screen and I said F**K YOU A**HOLE loud enough to startle my wife and wake up my kid.

Goddamitsomuch Airbender was a piece of shiat. Dude could've copy/pasted dialogue from the cartoon with C list actors and made a better movie for 1/4 the price.
 
2010-07-20 01:23:35 PM
the difference between shaymalan and any good director, is that every director or artist is allowed to have one great opus that they never live up to again. it happens all the time. they make something great, be it a book, or a cd, or a painting or a movie, and they realize nothing they ever produce will be as well received and perfect as that thing. the difference though is shaymalan isnt trying anymore, and he doesnt care. and even if he is trying, nothing lives up to the previous works. this is a line graph of his career: \
 
2010-07-20 01:24:18 PM
Sixth Sense was a great movie, as was Unbreakable. Take everything else away and he still has a better resume than most making films today.
 
2010-07-20 01:24:25 PM
Carousel Beast: Paulistinian: I liked The Village. Suck it.

I thought the Last Airbender was pretty enjoyable.

Caveat: Never heard of the cartoons or graphic novels before the film, so I don't know how they compare.


Go get the complete DVD series on Netflix: A) so you can see how much better it is and B) so you don't get beaten to death by a maurading crowd of Airbender fans for misproouncing Aang's name.
 
2010-07-20 01:24:26 PM
tallguywithglasseson: My buddy told me (we were sitting next to each other for the trailer) he'd read that the movie has a "twist" -- that they're hallucinating the whole thing d/t carbon monoxide poisoning or something.

Doesn't really explain the part of the trailer where the security guards who are watching the monitor see that flash of piled corpses and recoil in horror.
 
2010-07-20 01:24:39 PM
The more people laugh at his name, the more money his movies make.

I guarantee this'll be successful as well.
 
2010-07-20 01:24:43 PM
Fark Me with a Chainsaw: . Somebody please take away his directors chair and let him go back to telling Dell owners to reboot.

LULZ :-)
 
2010-07-20 01:25:19 PM
Quasar: How far he's fallen. Still retained the pretentiousness, though. I guess he hasn't figured out that anything coming from his mind, hands, ass, whatever is pretty much a death knell.

There was a hilarious article in Entertainment Weekly a few years ago around the time that Lady in the Water came out. It was hilarious since it was basically him trying to shop that script for that movie around to various people, them telling him it was crap and made no sense, and him basically begging and crying like a baby to get it made. I did some looking and found it, it's worth a read just to see what a jackass this guy is.

Link (new window)
 
2010-07-20 01:25:54 PM
KatjaMouse: Doesn't really explain the part of the trailer where the security guards who are watching the monitor see that flash of piled corpses and recoil in horror.

They also are hallucinating?

//again, comment whispered to me by a friend is where I got the info, so, FWIW
 
2010-07-20 01:26:47 PM
From IMDB:

The Sixth Sense - 8.2/10
Unbreakable - 7.3/10
Signs - 6.9/10
The Village - 6.6/10
Lady in the Water - 5.8/10
The Happening - 5.2/10
The Last Airbender - 4.3/10

Anyone see a trend?
 
2010-07-20 01:26:47 PM
Stinkyy: There's only one reason people ever thought this d-bag was special: the conincidence of the whole Goth thing, and that some guy went around with the name "M. Night."

Whut? Goth was decades before Shamalamadingdong.
 
2010-07-20 01:26:48 PM
tallguywithglasseson: He's a talented director.

That's what I thought as well... until I watched The Happening.

The only, and I mean only good part about that movie was the cinematography. The direction was deplorable, as was the casting, acting, writing, plot, etc. So basically everything Shyamalan was responsible for was brutal.
 
2010-07-20 01:27:17 PM
"Devil" looked good - his trailers tend to. Hell, "The Happening" was an awesome trailer.
 
2010-07-20 01:27:30 PM
Paulistinian: I liked The Village. Suck it.

I liked it too. But I preferred it as the book Running Out of Time, which I read when I was in the 6th grade.

Link (new window)

The fluke isn't that he's made bad movies, it's that he ever made a good movie.
 
2010-07-20 01:27:51 PM
bamf75: I dug Signs and Unbreakable.

I just watched Unbreakable again two days ago, so the guy's doing ok again in my books. That's a solid piece of entertainment there. But I will admit I have stayed away from the proclaimed turkeys he has put out in recent years. Don't think I saw Signs though. If you like both maybe I should give it a go.
 
2010-07-20 01:28:14 PM
Unbreakable and Sixth Sense are the only ones worth watching to me. Now if he'd just make that sequel to Unbreakable like he'd said he was working on right after it came out...
 
2010-07-20 01:28:38 PM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: unlikely: xanadian: Don't think that movie's gonna break even.
No movie ever breaks even.

Pretty sure Avatar broke even. Not to mention dozens of other films.


Hollywood Accounting (new window)

No film EVER makes a profit in Hollywood.
 
2010-07-20 01:28:46 PM
"Devil" actually looks like a pretty cool concept. It's not a genre I'm into, but I was still fairly impressed with the trailer.

I doubt it was Shyamalan who made the decision to put "From the mind of..." in the trailer -- that was probably the studio's marketing dept's idea, and they should change it immediately. I haven't bothered with any of his films since Signs, and his reputation is the basement, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still have some cool ideas in there somewhere. They just need to stop trying to use his name to sell stuff until he stages a decent comeback.
 
2010-07-20 01:28:53 PM
I would love it if someone hacked a DVD factory and changed "From the Imagination of Tim Burton" into "From the Homoerotic Fantasies of Tim Burton."

/Helena Bonham-Carter is totally wasted as a beard/Johnny Depp surrogate.
 
2010-07-20 01:29:25 PM
I'm pleasantly surprised to see that my theater's reaction to Shyamalamadingdong wasn't unique. Although ours was more groan than laughter.

Stinkyy: the conincidence of the whole Goth thing, and that some guy went around with the name "M. Night.

No. People were interested in him because The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were FANTASTIC. And then he lost his head in his ass and started attaching his name to every movie. "M. Night Shyamalan's herp derp what a twist".

And for what it's worth, the twist in the village wasn't even a twist. I saw it coming 10 minutes into the movie and was pissed as hell.

As far as I'm concerned, Shyamalan died sometime after making Signs, a director who made two great movies and sadly, ended on a somewhat low note. Just think, what if he'd lived longer! Or what if they made sequels to The Matrix!?
 
2010-07-20 01:29:25 PM
Screw that haters, Last Airbender was awesome!
 
2010-07-20 01:29:39 PM
Paulistinian: I liked The Village. Suck it.

I also liked The Village. Unbreakable wasn't bad, either.

And fark all of you... I think The Last Airbender was great.
 
2010-07-20 01:29:52 PM
Tyrosine: I've never forgiven him for Unbreakable (WORST. MOVIE. EVAR!) and haven't seen anything he's done since.

You shut your whore mouth. That was a great movie.
 
2010-07-20 01:29:55 PM
I've enjoyed all of his films, even "Lady in the Water." My wife, too. So, when "The Happening" came out, we went to see it.

About twenty minutes in, we both started getting that "WTF?!" look (although in my case, it was because I had eaten at Taco Bell before, and a couple of bean burritos were looking to make an exit). We both laughed out loud, though, at the most retarded (Sorry, Sarah; it deserves to be called that) line I've heard in a "serious" movie for a loooong time:

"Ma'am! It's ok! I'm a schooool teacher!"

Though I am a big fan of the Avatar series, I don't plan on subjecting myself to anymore of that.
 
2010-07-20 01:30:36 PM
That's funny, and it's exactly what happened when I saw Inception yesterday.

/Sixth Sense and Unbreakable are good. The ending of Signs ruins an otherwise solid exercise in building suspense. The rest are a huge mess.
 
2010-07-20 01:31:10 PM
I think more than the "tired of his twists" crap, I am just tired of his overblown ego. Dude, you can't act, you are not an actor, please stop appearing in your own films. Maybe sit back for a while. Direct a few TV episodes, a few commercials, go count with the count on Sesame Street, learn the art of being humble and be content with the truckloads of money you have that no one else on these boards can ever dream of having.
 
2010-07-20 01:31:35 PM
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From Signs in Four Easy Steps (new window)
 
2010-07-20 01:31:38 PM
NightOwl2255: From IMDB:

The Sixth Sense - 8.2/10
Unbreakable - 7.3/10
Signs - 6.9/10
The Village - 6.6/10
Lady in the Water - 5.8/10
The Happening - 5.2/10
The Last Airbender - 4.3/10

Anyone see a trend?


The ratings for his movies are approaching that of one of my favorite movies (new window)?
 
2010-07-20 01:31:52 PM
KatjaMouse: Fark Me with a Chainsaw: Unbreakable should have been called Unwatchable.

STFU


I really liked Unbreakable, even though the ending was a little rushed and predictable. Though the Happening is something I never want to remember.
 
2010-07-20 01:32:08 PM
I'd like to know why studios keep giving Tim Burton money to work out his spikey leather fetishes onscreen.
Or how Adam Sandler keeps getting work.
 
2010-07-20 01:32:10 PM
unlikely: xanadian: Don't think that movie's gonna break even.

No movie ever breaks even.


This is quite possibly the dumbest statement I've seen on fark in years.
 
2010-07-20 01:32:15 PM
The theater I saw Inception in with the M. Night Shamalyan trailer attatched, everyone groaned when his name was put up and then laughter. I was not aware this was a mass experience but not surprised.
 
2010-07-20 01:32:30 PM
papabusche: IdBeCrazyIf: I'd rather watch paint dry than most of this assholes shiat.

what makes him an azzhole?


He, insists on himself
 
2010-07-20 01:32:35 PM
I think a lot of the Shyamalan hate is undeserved.

Yes, The Happening sucked, but the first act was pretty creepy. I've read sci-fi books that used the idea of mass suicide, or humanity just giving up and refusing to procreate; it's heavy stuff. It would have worked better in The Happening if left unexplained, and the characters' stories were more interesting. Even if they had to work in an explanation, the one they came up with was insipid.

The Village? Didn't stray from Shyamalan's Twilight Zone form. People didn't like it because they expected a twist ending, which -- no matter how neat the twist -- no one's going to satisfied with because they're expecting it. Had Shyamalan anticipated their anticipation, people would probably have liked it. Had The Village come out before Sixth Sense, people would be biatching about the latter.

Lady in the Water? OK, the tag line was "A Bedtime Story". Right there it says "kids' story, so don't look for this to be too deep or make perect sense; it's a fairy tale brought to life and put into an interesting context." That movie was a victim of high expectations, nothing more. What, he was pretentious for putting himself in his own movie in a world-changing role? He can't do that? Has Shyamalan not made a mark on the world?

He's made a few mistakes, and it's evident that he has a touch of Lucas Syndrome -- being too secretive and controlling to let others flesh his ideas out a little more -- but he's still young enough to turn this around.

And it's not like the guy is Joel Schumacher or Uwe Boll.
 
2010-07-20 01:32:50 PM
NightOwl2255: From IMDB:

The Sixth Sense - 8.2/10
Unbreakable - 7.3/10
Signs - 6.9/10
The Village - 6.6/10
Lady in the Water - 5.8/10
The Happening - 5.2/10
The Last Airbender - 4.3/10

Anyone see a trend?


Look at the comments for Last Airbender on that site. some people have suggested M Night Shyamalan hs been trolling that site, trying to make it seem like he actually has fans.
 
2010-07-20 01:33:25 PM
There was a similar happening in the village theater I was in. Shyamalan's name popped up after the preview and there was a smattering of laughter and snarky comments. I get the sense that there are no signs of his career recovering; one could say that his career is broken, and dead in the water.
 
2010-07-20 01:33:55 PM
screw you guys, Im going home.

Hollywood spends too much of its resources on safe, mind numbing remakes of the A-team, Karate Kid and Charlies Angles etc. than on anyone that willing to take a risk and try something new.

Se we have gotten a few stinkers from the guy, but Jesus, at least its original.
 
2010-07-20 01:34:10 PM
gregory311: unlikely: xanadian: Don't think that movie's gonna break even.

No movie ever breaks even.

This is quite possibly the dumbest statement I've seen on fark in years.



I think he's pointing out how the studios screw over everyone they owe money to.
 
2010-07-20 01:34:25 PM
Lernaeus: And it's not like the guy is Joel Schumacher or Uwe Boll.

I note you don't mention Airbender in your critique. That steaming pile was right up Boll's alley. I daresay he might've done better.
 
2010-07-20 01:34:35 PM
Tiberian.Winter: Paulistinian: I liked The Village. Suck it.

I liked it too. But I preferred it as the book Running Out of Time, which I read when I was in the 6th grade.

Link (new window)

The fluke isn't that he's made bad movies, it's that he ever made a good movie.


I tried watching 'The Village' but it was ruined for me because I knew the twist, and I felt that his promoting of the movie (with some 'Secret Life of M. Night" TV special) was really, really, really, pretentious. After that, I have totally walked away from that guy - and I liked Signs and Unbreakable.

He's just a pretentious dink that thinks if people don't *get* his movie it's because everyone is stupid. I've met people like this in art school and some days I believe it would be worth the jail time to strangle them to death.
 
2010-07-20 01:34:41 PM
i just came here to say that The Village was atrocious.

started off cool, but quickly became awful.
 
2010-07-20 01:34:55 PM
I enjoyed the Sixth Sense. I enjoyed Unbreakable. There comes a time, though, when the "twist ending" has been done to death, though. I'm pretty much done with Mr. Shyamalan's movies until he can do a passable "regular" movie with a good plot and original premise. Twist in the middle, maybe?

/She wants to see him again?
 
2010-07-20 01:35:33 PM
The guy might suck but can we please stop saying "Shamalamadingdong"? It's farking obnoxious.
 
2010-07-20 01:35:33 PM
You don't even want to know what I think...

www.pastdeadline.com
 
2010-07-20 01:35:41 PM
Maybe he should just change his name....?
 
2010-07-20 01:36:24 PM

Voodoofu


I'm pretty much done with Mr. Shyamalan's movies until he can do a passable "regular" movie with a good plot and original premise. Twist in the middle, maybe?


By now everyone is conditioned to get up and leave just after the twist appears.
 
2010-07-20 01:36:45 PM
Signs is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and it scared the crap out of me in the theater. I had dreams about it for weeks, and noises at night freaked me out. No typical horror movie has ever had that effect on me. Incredible movie making, and people who try to make the movie be something realistic about aliens are missing the point and need to Google "MacGuffin."

The Sixth Sense "twist" was obvious to me on first viewing. "Why isn't she answering him? Is he dead?" I asked my date.

I liked The Happening and The Village, but they weren't Signs level awesome. The Happening was a low-key atmospheric piece. Night's mistake in both was explaining what was going on. Hitchcock never bothered to explain The Birds, and nobody minded. If Night had gone that route, rather than blaming the trees, the movie would have been amazing.

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/sorry for posting an intelligent comment in Fark. I will now return to snark.
 
2010-07-20 01:37:00 PM
IronTony: And for what it's worth, the twist in the village wasn't even a twist. I saw it coming 10 minutes into the movie and was pissed as hell.

I liked Signs and the Village.

What gave away the twist in the village? Would you have recognized it if you weren't looking for a twist?
 
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