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(SlashFilm)   First look at M. Night Shylaman's new TV show, which doesn't look at all like Twin Peaks   (slashfilm.com) divider line 36
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2014-01-10 12:17:42 AM
At series end it's revealed to be fan fiction created by Monroe Ficus while he endures the fat women raping him
 
2014-01-10 01:32:46 AM
Now that we've had The Village, Lady in the Water, Last Airbender, and After Earf foisted upon us, can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes?
 
2014-01-10 02:05:48 AM
Who?
 
2014-01-10 02:05:55 AM
there's a twist! a twist!

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2014-01-10 02:07:07 AM

stoli n coke: Now that we've had The Village, Lady in the Water, Last Airbender, and After Earf foisted upon us, can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes?


Don't forget the brilliant horribleness  that was The Happening.
 
2014-01-10 02:21:02 AM
The only twist of his that won't suck ass is if he can manage to bring Firefly back as an animated show with a guaranteed 5 year run
 
2014-01-10 03:27:52 AM
This guy still gets work? THIS guy?
 
2014-01-10 04:18:40 AM
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2014-01-10 07:37:44 AM

stoli n coke: Now that we've had The Village, Lady in the Water, Last Airbender, and After Earf foisted upon us, can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes was a fluke?


ftfy
 
2014-01-10 08:03:52 AM
jerryrushing.net
 
2014-01-10 09:11:08 AM
Shamalamadingdong.
 
2014-01-10 09:19:26 AM
I'll go against popular opinion and say that I really liked Lady in the Water. I won't defend Airbender, the Happening, or After Earth, but I like his earlier work.
 
2014-01-10 09:32:38 AM
web-images.chacha.com
 
2014-01-10 09:34:03 AM
I love his twists. Like at the end of the Sixth Sense you find out the guy in the hair piece was Bruce Willis the whole time!
 
2014-01-10 09:36:07 AM
Well, at least this serves as a reminder that it's been a while since I rewatched my Twin Peaks DVDs
 
2014-01-10 09:42:53 AM
Terrence Howard alert!

Project doomed to fail with or without Shamalamadingdong...
 
2014-01-10 10:34:47 AM
I'm apparently one of the few that like most of his movies.  Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs were great IMO.  I even liked The Village and The Happening as I felt they were very "Hitchcockian" which is something maybe a lot of casual viewers didn't realize or care about.  Didn't like Lady in the Water or After Earth, and never saw Airbender, but I've enjoyed most of his movies.  They aren't for everyone though, and as a result it also seemed to me that at some point it became hip to diss on this guy, so lots of people just decided to follow and join in.
 
2014-01-10 10:38:26 AM

recoil47: I'm apparently one of the few that like most of his movies.  Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs were great IMO.  I even liked The Village and The Happening as I felt they were very "Hitchcockian" which is something maybe a lot of casual viewers didn't realize or care about.  Didn't like Lady in the Water or After Earth, and never saw Airbender, but I've enjoyed most of his movies.  They aren't for everyone though, and as a result it also seemed to me that at some point it became hip to diss on this guy, so lots of people just decided to follow and join in.


No, people don't diss on his movies because it's "hip." It's because he makes terrible movies. And you just insulted the great Alfred Hitchcock.
 
2014-01-10 10:56:24 AM

recoil47: I'm apparently one of the few that like most of his movies.  Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs were great IMO.  I even liked The Village and The Happening as I felt they were very "Hitchcockian" which is something maybe a lot of casual viewers didn't realize or care about.  Didn't like Lady in the Water or After Earth, and never saw Airbender, but I've enjoyed most of his movies.  They aren't for everyone though, and as a result it also seemed to me that at some point it became hip to diss on this guy, so lots of people just decided to follow and join in.


Not This
 
2014-01-10 12:07:48 PM

stoli n coke: can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes?


It's been said that everyone has one Great American Novel (or Great American Film, in this case) in them. MNS would still be betting better than average if he'd just stopped there.
 
2014-01-10 12:44:11 PM
Guy made two awesome movies and some average ones.

Damn him to the pits of hell!
 
2014-01-10 01:41:01 PM

Orgasmatron138: Guy made two awesome movies and some average ones.


Have you seen The Happening or The Last Airbender?
 
2014-01-10 01:49:54 PM

stoli n coke: Now that we've had The Village, Lady in the Water, Last Airbender, and After Earf foisted upon us, can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes?


Rod serling is clawing his way back from the grave, and the host doesn't always cooperate.
 
2014-01-10 03:39:49 PM
I've read pretty good arguments that Signs and The Happening weren't actually bad, but horribly misunderstood.  Of course, if everyone misunderstands something meant to be entertaining, that kind of makes it bad.

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/26050/looking-back-at-m-night-shyama la ns-the-happening
 
2014-01-10 04:23:37 PM

stoli n coke: Now that we've had The Village, Lady in the Water, Last Airbender, and After Earf foisted upon us, can't we just all finally admit that this guy is a hack and Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were flukes?


1,000,000% This. I almost suspect that the real MNS was murdered in 2001 and replaced by a doppleganger, like Paul McCartney and Prince.
 
2014-01-10 04:29:32 PM

recoil47: Signs were great IMO


No, it wasn't. What kind of civilization that is advanced enough to create intergalactic travel decides to invade a planet where the whole environment is like acid to them? And without a protective suit, no less? That's like if we managed to reach Venus and went out in jeans and a t-shirt.
 
2014-01-10 04:36:05 PM
Shyamalan is just the jizz-crusted icing on this horseturd cake. First off, the author basically said that this is a Twin Peaks ripoff - government agent in creepy northwestern US setting finds weird shiat going on, and it gets complicated. The book only came out in 2012 and I haven't picked up a copy (Kindle only publishing!), but most reviews seem to be indicating it's a well written thriller with a very good twist ending.

However, we're talking about this particular TV show, which is based on a book that was based off another TV show. I don't know about you, but that's starting to sound like there's not a lot of originality left in this premise, even before a hack like Shyamalan got hold of it. Now you've got Matt Dillon - of Herbie: Fully Loaded and You, Me, and Dupree fame - playing the Kyle MacLachlan character. Add to that the fact that professional nails-on-chalkboard actress Juliette Lewis is mixed up with this, plus Terence Howard as a backcountry Idaho sheriff (!?) and this is shaping up to be pure travesty. Oh, and it's scheduled to run 10-14 episodes on Fox and then end, which means that unlike Firefly, it'll actually get like five more seasons after everybody raves about it and the internet hates it.
 
2014-01-10 04:40:49 PM
Oh, and The Village was stupid as well. You have a town of people that need medical supplies, surrounded by woods where there are traps and a "monster", and they send out a blind chick? It was obvious that MNS was just forcing his way toward a twist, because no sane people would send out a teenage girl alone in the woods alone, much less a blind one. And just because she was blind doesn't mean she couldn't hear the truth about the outside world, and then go blabbing about it when she came back.
 
2014-01-10 04:42:04 PM

phyrkrakr: Shyamalan is just the jizz-crusted icing on this horseturd cake. First off, the author basically said that this is a Twin Peaks ripoff - government agent in creepy northwestern US setting finds weird shiat going on, and it gets complicated. The book only came out in 2012 and I haven't picked up a copy (Kindle only publishing!), but most reviews seem to be indicating it's a well written thriller with a very good twist ending.

However, we're talking about this particular TV show, which is based on a book that was based off another TV show. I don't know about you, but that's starting to sound like there's not a lot of originality left in this premise, even before a hack like Shyamalan got hold of it. Now you've got Matt Dillon - of Herbie: Fully Loaded and You, Me, and Dupree fame - playing the Kyle MacLachlan character. Add to that the fact that professional nails-on-chalkboard actress Juliette Lewis is mixed up with this, plus Terence Howard as a backcountry Idaho sheriff (!?) and this is shaping up to be pure travesty. Oh, and it's scheduled to run 10-14 episodes on Fox and then end, which means that unlike Firefly, it'll actually get like five more seasons after everybody raves about it and the internet hates it.


Well it's no Haven, but probably better than Fringe.
 
2014-01-10 05:13:55 PM
I thought Signs and The Happening were quite good. Signs was a creepy scifi flick which I thought far superior to  cruises War Of The Worlds (which came out after), while The Happening reminded me of "The Signal" and Stephen King's "Cell," but in a very good way. Still curious about "Lady In The Water," might have to watch that tonight.

M Night heading into Lynchian territory sounds fascinating to me. Even if it falls flat, it will STILL be better than The Village and that crappy twist ending.
 
2014-01-10 05:22:10 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: recoil47: Signs was great IMO

No, it wasn't. What kind of civilization that is advanced enough to create intergalactic travel decides to invade a planet where the whole environment is like acid to them? And without a protective suit, no less? That's like if we managed to reach Venus and went out in jeans and a t-shirt.


Yea, that's not what the movie was about.  It wasn't one for the Sci-Fi nit-pick crowd.  It was called SIGNS for a different reason.  It really wasn't a Sci-Fi movie at all.
 
2014-01-10 05:37:38 PM

recoil47: Yea, that's not what the movie was about. It wasn't one for the Sci-Fi nit-pick crowd. It was called SIGNS for a different reason. It really wasn't a Sci-Fi movie at all.


You play in the sci-fi sandbox, you abide by sci-fi tropes. If you want to make a movie about signs from God, you choose another genre. You don't make a half-baked attempt at sci-fi with a really stupid twist ending and then try to baldface your way out of it by blathering about synchronicity and meaning and reasons. And you especially don't dress up your key grip in stretch pajamas and call him an "alien".
 
2014-01-10 05:41:21 PM

recoil47: FuryOfFirestorm: recoil47: Signs was great IMO

No, it wasn't. What kind of civilization that is advanced enough to create intergalactic travel decides to invade a planet where the whole environment is like acid to them? And without a protective suit, no less? That's like if we managed to reach Venus and went out in jeans and a t-shirt.

Yea, that's not what the movie was about.  It wasn't one for the Sci-Fi nit-pick crowd.  It was called SIGNS for a different reason.  It really wasn't a Sci-Fi movie at all.


Oh god, those lame excuses again:

IT WASN'T SCI-FI!

So aliens invading isn't sci-fi?

YOU'RE JUST NITPICKING!

No, the whole "weak to water" thing was a huge plot hole, not a slight inconsistency like an actor switching between tie colors in the same scene.
 
2014-01-10 05:42:43 PM

recoil47: Yea, that's not what the movie was about.  It wasn't one for the Sci-Fi nit-pick crowd.  It was called SIGNS for a different reason.  It really wasn't a Sci-Fi movie at all.


Yes, we know. It was all about Mel Gibson reclaiming his spirituality. We know this because it was beaten over our heads with the subtlety of a jackhammer. Signs was a good movie until about halfway through, which is exactly the moment M. Night began to suck, coincidentally.

M. Night get mocked so badly because he's completely unaware of how terrible his movies are. If you got Uwe Boll drunk he'd probably have a good laugh and admit he makes trash, but what does he care, he's rich and having a lot of fun. M. Night thinks he is an IMPORTANT ARTIST which makes his utterly tone-deaf movies all the more painfully awful to watch.
 
2014-01-10 05:48:23 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: I've read pretty good arguments that Signs and The Happening weren't actually bad, but horribly misunderstood.  Of course, if everyone misunderstands something meant to be entertaining, that kind of makes it bad.

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/26050/looking-back-at-m-night-shyama la ns-the-happening


eh, I didn't think Signs was that bad. I was mostly annoyed that it seemed like a huge build up with no real pay off, but the "death by water" thing that everyone keeps bringing up has always came off as extremely pedantic to me. That said, if Shyamalan did intend for the water to mean holy water and that the aliens were actually demons, he didn't do a very good job conveying that symbolism.

It's been a while since I've seen it, but I've wondered how well The Village holds up. It seemed like something that would've held up well if you go in without any previous knowledge of Shyamalan; otherwise it seems like it was a victim of its director losing a lot of goodwill and a trailer that was fairly obvious with the movie's twist.

no way The Happening wasn't some giant fark-up though. At best, it's a decent concept with terrible execution or its humor was not at all intentional. I'm convinced the Den of Geek link was tongue-in-cheek. "Lady in the Water" in that it suffers from the same "good idea, bad execution", albeit not to the same degree.
 
2014-01-11 08:11:47 AM

theorellior: recoil47: Yea, that's not what the movie was about. It wasn't one for the Sci-Fi nit-pick crowd. It was called SIGNS for a different reason. It really wasn't a Sci-Fi movie at all.

You play in the sci-fi sandbox, you abide by sci-fi tropes. If you want to make a movie about signs from God, you choose another genre. You don't make a half-baked attempt at sci-fi with a really stupid twist ending and then try to baldface your way out of it by blathering about synchronicity and meaning and reasons. And you especially don't dress up your key grip in stretch pajamas and call him an "alien".


And if we apply this theory to the Indiana Jones movies, an interesting thing happens...
 
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