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2012-12-19 08:28:48 PM
Jackson remarked, "I mean, he hasn't made a really good movie since [Unbreakable]."

At least he's not sugarcoating anything.

After watching Lady in the Water and The Happening, I began to question whether M. Night Shyamalan could, in fact, speak English in What.
 
2012-12-19 08:51:35 PM
I don't see Unbreakable spawning a sequel. The whole story was the setup to a comic book hero and villain but that's it. There's no real story involving a guy in a raincoat who can't swim and a bad guy in a wheel chair with no real motivation now that Raincoat Guy has been established. It's like after The Dark Knight Rises, they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman. The story was the setup.
 
2012-12-19 08:54:49 PM

Mugato: I don't see Unbreakable spawning a sequel. The whole story was the setup to a comic book hero and villain but that's it. There's no real story involving a guy in a raincoat who can't swim and a bad guy in a wheel chair with no real motivation now that Raincoat Guy has been established. It's like after The Dark Knight Rises, they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman. The story was the setup.

 
I don't know if you meant to do that, but it made me laugh
 
2012-12-19 08:56:04 PM

Mugato: I don't see Unbreakable spawning a sequel. The whole story was the setup to a comic book hero and villain but that's it. There's no real story involving a guy in a raincoat who can't swim and a bad guy in a wheel chair with no real motivation now that Raincoat Guy has been established. It's like after The Dark Knight Rises, they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman. The story was the setup.


Exactly. The whole movie was about moving towards:

1.) the hero's realization about himself
2.) the hero's realization about Mr. Glass

That's it.

I don't see a sequel having any real kind of energy or dramatic go-get-'em.

I'm not saying that it can't be done, but I don't see it happening.
 
2012-12-19 09:01:21 PM
"There were supposed to be three. I don't know... You'll have to ask the brilliant director who wrote it and didn't do the rest of them."

Play 'Mr. Glass' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfarker, play Mr. Glass one more Goddamn time!
 
2012-12-19 09:03:57 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: I don't see Unbreakable spawning a sequel. The whole story was the setup to a comic book hero and villain but that's it. There's no real story involving a guy in a raincoat who can't swim and a bad guy in a wheel chair with no real motivation now that Raincoat Guy has been established. It's like after The Dark Knight Rises, they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman. The story was the setup.

Exactly. The whole movie was about moving towards:

1.) the hero's realization about himself
2.) the hero's realization about Mr. Glass

That's it.

I don't see a sequel having any real kind of energy or dramatic go-get-'em.

I'm not saying that it can't be done, but I don't see it happening.



What if the sequel had Bruce Willis running around bench pressing a sh*t load of angry trees?
 
2012-12-19 09:06:40 PM

Shostie: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: I don't see Unbreakable spawning a sequel. The whole story was the setup to a comic book hero and villain but that's it. There's no real story involving a guy in a raincoat who can't swim and a bad guy in a wheel chair with no real motivation now that Raincoat Guy has been established. It's like after The Dark Knight Rises, they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman. The story was the setup.

Exactly. The whole movie was about moving towards:

1.) the hero's realization about himself
2.) the hero's realization about Mr. Glass

That's it.

I don't see a sequel having any real kind of energy or dramatic go-get-'em.

I'm not saying that it can't be done, but I don't see it happening.


What if the sequel had Bruce Willis running around bench pressing a sh*t load of angry trees?


Can we get Bill Murray as a tree?
 
2012-12-19 09:22:43 PM

Shostie: What if the sequel had Bruce Willis running around bench pressing a sh*t load of angry trees?


That depends entirely on whether or not there would be a training montage.

IS there a training montage?


UsikFark: Can we get Bill Murray as a tree?


I don't want to be on a planet where the answer to that question is 'no.'
 
2012-12-19 09:25:39 PM
I enjoyed The Sixth Sense .
 
2012-12-19 09:35:32 PM
For committing the crime against humanity known as the "The Last Airbender" movie, M. Night should have his hands chopped off, and his eyes put out, and left to wander the countryside as a lesson to all.

He took an Emmy and Peabody-winning animated series, and turned into a pile of material which couldn't possibly hope to rise to the level of "crap."
 
2012-12-19 09:38:10 PM
He IS a great director. But he's a so-so writer. He needs to use his directing talents on someone else's script. Unbreakable and Signs were both good, but underdeveloped. They needed a second pair of eyes to make some revisions. And the next two films that he made after those just shouldn't have been made.
 
2012-12-19 09:42:32 PM
I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.
 
2012-12-19 09:45:57 PM

shower_in_my_socks: He IS a great director. But he's a so-so writer.


You're being generous. He's a horrible writer. He has no ear for natural-sounding dialogue.

That's why he had the artificial old-timey language in The Village. That's why his films often feature children who talk as if they're way smarter beyond their years. That's why everyone sounded like they were wacked out on goofballs during The Happening.

M. Night Shyamalan can't write for shiat.
 
2012-12-19 09:49:18 PM

"Samuel L. Jackson calls M. Night Shyamalan "a brilliant director." "


What a twist!


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2012-12-19 09:49:32 PM

Mugato: I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.



Even the Rifftrax guys couldn't make that watchable.
 
2012-12-19 10:15:29 PM
Shyamalan, the only director even more over-rated than Tarentiny.
 
2012-12-19 10:57:00 PM

Mugato: they're not actually going to make further movies with Jennifer Love Hewitt as the new Batman.


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2012-12-19 11:03:27 PM

Mugato: I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.


However bad you think it might have been... it was worse. Much, much worse.
 
2012-12-19 11:22:27 PM

sithon: I enjoyed The Sixth Sense .


I'm guessing you haven't seen Stir of Echoes.
 
2012-12-20 12:04:41 AM

Mr. Mikey: Mugato: I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.

However bad you think it might have been... it was worse. Much, much worse.

 
Damn, now I want to see it.
 
2012-12-20 12:07:56 AM

gilgigamesh: Mr. Mikey: Mugato: I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.

However bad you think it might have been... it was worse. Much, much worse.
 
Damn, now I want to see it.


Good luck, but it's the bad kind of bad movie, the kind that it's not even fun to make fun of. Mostly it will just make you think about going to sleep.
 
2012-12-20 12:24:21 AM

Confabulat: gilgigamesh: Mr. Mikey: Mugato: I never even saw The Last Airbender, was it really that bad? I saw people getting violent over that film.

However bad you think it might have been... it was worse. Much, much worse.

Damn, now I want to see it.

Good luck, but it's the bad kind of bad movie, the kind that it's not even fun to make fun of. Mostly it will just make you think about going to sleep.


The worst thing about it was that the animated series is so epically good, making the bad movie even worse by comparison.
 
2012-12-20 05:15:03 AM

Confabulat: Good luck, but it's the bad kind of bad movie, the kind that it's not even fun to make fun of. Mostly it will just make you think about going to sleep.


That's the strange thing for me, who haven't seen it before. There are a ton of other really bad movies that everyone makes fun of. You know, "Wheeee! Fun! Jokey jokey sarcasm! What a shiat movie!"

In the case of The Last Airbender, when I mention it or ask about it, everyone who's seen it suddenly stops smiling, no sarcasm, no jokes to put down the movie... they seem to just look at me with a "WHY DID YOU BRING THAT UP?" expression without explaining anything to me.

It's an achievement of sorts for the filmmakers to have this kind of audience reaction, I thought.

/Still haven't seen. Not in a hurry to.
 
2012-12-20 08:40:29 AM

Aboleth: Confabulat: Good luck, but it's the bad kind of bad movie, the kind that it's not even fun to make fun of. Mostly it will just make you think about going to sleep.

That's the strange thing for me, who haven't seen it before. There are a ton of other really bad movies that everyone makes fun of. You know, "Wheeee! Fun! Jokey jokey sarcasm! What a shiat movie!"

In the case of The Last Airbender, when I mention it or ask about it, everyone who's seen it suddenly stops smiling, no sarcasm, no jokes to put down the movie... they seem to just look at me with a "WHY DID YOU BRING THAT UP?" expression without explaining anything to me.

It's an achievement of sorts for the filmmakers to have this kind of audience reaction, I thought.

/Still haven't seen. Not in a hurry to.


Well you see there's bad in a fun silly way that can still be enjoyable with the right mindset, and there's "Jesus, even Uwe Boll and Roger Corman would call this movie shiat." This movie falls into the latter category. Add to that the fact that the cartoon this movie was based off of had won multiple awards and was a pretty damn good show loved by many you'll understand the hate.

I'll give you as much of an explanation as I can though. It starts out with Shamallamadingdong deciding that being given everything he needed to make the movie on a silver platter wasn't good enough. "Look, I know this is an established franchise but I think I'll start with changing how some of main character's names are pronounced. Hmm, I don't like this happy go lucky fun loving protagonist that develops into a mature strong character. I think I'll make him quiet, reserved and a bit emo, and I'll use the worst child actor possible. It worked for George Lucas in the Phantom Menace. Jolly fat uncle character that's actually a wise and kind man playing the surrogate father to the antagonist? Let's make him all serious too and change how his name sounds. Now this major part of the cartoon, this 'element bending', I don't like that a single character can use simple moves to effect their given element, lets make it so that several people have to do a series of complex maneuvers to do the same thing. Also not loving the comedy element from the show, it's way too much fun, let's minimize that. While we're at it we'll make the entire movie dark, like it's all being filmed on cloudy days, that'll work wonders for the 3D right? And violla! There's my masterpiece!"
 
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