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2019-01-09 09:47:31 PM  
IndieWire's David Ehrlich went in on Shyamalan personally, calling "Glass" the "biggest disappointment of his career," adding that his film is "as clever in its design as it is joyless in its execution."

Yikes.
 
2019-01-09 09:54:49 PM  
How will I ever summon up the willpower to miss an M. Night Shyamalan movie?
 
2019-01-09 10:26:51 PM  
Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...
 
2019-01-10 02:45:16 AM  
An M. Night movie got bad reviews.
Did it turn out the obvious tag has been dead the whole time?
 
2019-01-10 03:17:36 AM  
The Visit and Split both got good reviews. But it wouldn't be like M. Night to make three good movies in a row.
 
2019-01-10 03:19:41 AM  
Also, I loved The Visit. Hard to do funny and scary at the same time but he pulled it off with that one. But to be fair, I did guess the twist.
 
2019-01-10 04:22:14 AM  

Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...


Yeah, but when almost every single critic who is literate tells you it sucks, maybe you should remember the previews are just commercials, and commercials are designed to sell you shiat.

I'll watch it on Netflix in a year when I'm half asleep.
 
2019-01-10 05:32:59 AM  

Confabulat: Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...

Yeah, but when almost every single critic who is literate tells you it sucks, maybe you should remember the previews are just commercials, and commercials are designed to sell you shiat.

I'll watch it on Netflix in a year when I'm half asleep.


Counterpoint;

Critics tore Bohemian Rhapsody apart, and not a single one of my friends didn't love it.
 
2019-01-10 06:09:59 AM  
Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.
 
2019-01-10 07:22:48 AM  
I saw Split in the theater and liked it. Finally watched Unbreakable night before last and wasn't that impressed. I'll be seeing Split at a $5 matinee, I'm sure.

Did like The Visit.
 
2019-01-10 07:23:05 AM  

Confabulat: Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...

Yeah, but when almost every single critic who is literate tells you it sucks, maybe you should remember the previews are just commercials, and commercials are designed to sell you shiat.

I'll watch it on Netflix in a year when I'm half asleep.


*sigh*

"Bless your heart"
Love, Redh8t...
 
2019-01-10 07:36:17 AM  
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2019-01-10 07:36:56 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I saw Split in the theater and liked it. Finally watched Unbreakable night before last and wasn't that impressed. I'll be seeing Split at a $5 matinee, I'm sure.

Did like The Visit.


I meant I'd be seeing Glass, of course.
 
2019-01-10 07:46:06 AM  
Damnit, I have been looking forward to this one since I saw the teasers for it. "Unbreakable" and "Split" are both great movies... how could this one go wrong?
 
2019-01-10 08:03:31 AM  
I guess you can get paid for regurgitating snippets of other people's reviews into an article now?
 
2019-01-10 08:10:33 AM  

Calypsocookie: IndieWire's David Ehrlich went in on Shyamalan personally, calling "Glass" the "biggest disappointment of his career," adding that his film is "as clever in its design as it is joyless in its execution."

Yikes.


David Ehrlich is clearly not an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan. No fresh turd ShamalamaOneTwoThree produces is ever going to be able to out stink that one.
 
2019-01-10 08:15:07 AM  

serpent_sky: Damnit, I have been looking forward to this one since I saw the teasers for it. "Unbreakable" and "Split" are both great movies... how could this one go wrong?


It's Shymanalanadingdong (oblig stupid spelling), what do you expect? A twist in his downward trajectory career? That already happened with Split.
 
2019-01-10 08:17:30 AM  

GungFu: It's Shymanalanadingdong (oblig stupid spelling), what do you expect? A twist in his downward trajectory career? That already happened with Split.


Generally, I don't like his movies, but I actually did like "Split" a lot... which is why I was thinking this one looks good. And I think most people agree "Unbreakable" is the best thing he did.
 
2019-01-10 08:22:36 AM  

Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.


That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?
 
2019-01-10 08:29:17 AM  
The article talks about how Unbreakable was lauded but I don't remember that at all.

I mean, I loved it - I thought it was great - but all the reactions and responses I remember were people whining about the lack of a "twist" because the 6th Sense had had one, and they were "let down" because they spent the whole time anticipating there would be a twist and there wasn't.

I thought Split was ok, but not great, but the final scene made me excited for what I now know to be Glass.  It'll probably be on Cheap Ticket Tuesday, but I'll be seeing this one.
 
2019-01-10 08:35:31 AM  
Oh, and since I'm sure everybody is dying to know

I thought 6th Sense was pretty good
I quite liked Signs
I didn't see The Village, but I think of it as the one where he basically went "Fine, I'll make another movie with a twist" and then everybody complained about the twist.
Lady in the Water was not good, but was fascinating to watch in a certain context

I haven't seen The Visit either
 
2019-01-10 08:40:00 AM  
Bummer. Unbreakable and Split are the only MNS movies I like. I guess the 3rd time's not the charm.
 
2019-01-10 08:40:31 AM  
GRCooper:

Critics also gave it a best actor & best picture award
 
2019-01-10 08:41:34 AM  

Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...


This.  "Split" wasn't exactly raved about -- Metacritic has it at 62%.  The tomato meter slightly better at critic 76%.

I loved it.
 
2019-01-10 08:45:12 AM  

GRCooper: Confabulat: Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...

Yeah, but when almost every single critic who is literate tells you it sucks, maybe you should remember the previews are just commercials, and commercials are designed to sell you shiat.

I'll watch it on Netflix in a year when I'm half asleep.

Counterpoint;

Critics tore Bohemian Rhapsody apart, and not a single one of my friends didn't love it.


That, too.

When my mom tells me she didn't like the latest "Halloween" installment (she doesn't do slasher flicks), it means less to me than my friend Dave telling me it was awesome (he and I both like slasher movies).

Now, if my mom told me she liked it, I'd buy tickets to it ASAP.
 
2019-01-10 08:46:32 AM  
PlaidJaguar:

6th sense telegraphed it's twist from the start
Unbreakable would have been better if they didn't market it featuring his name, the audience I saw it with ruined it
Signs was blah
The village was better than most give it credit for, but it's not a great movie
Lady in the water would have made an excellent limeted series on showtime or Starz
The Visit was fun
split was mentally viceral in its execution
 
2019-01-10 08:47:59 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.

That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?


There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Film criticism still hasn't recovered from Roger Ebert's death.
 
2019-01-10 08:49:01 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.

That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?


Everyone who consumes any product creates an opinion. If you've created nothing but opinions, then that is what your opinion is additional worth to me in relation to the opinions of everyone else.
 
2019-01-10 08:51:03 AM  

AuralArgument: GRCooper:

Critics also gave it a best actor & best picture award


Now.

Before it was released, it was savaged.
 
2019-01-10 08:51:31 AM  
IIRC, Split didn't get great reviews by critics before it opened in theaters.

Still going to see Glass anyway.
 
2019-01-10 08:53:26 AM  
so Glass is half empty?
 
2019-01-10 08:58:57 AM  

Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...


Why are you so proud to blow your cash? Gotta show that fan "cred" I guess.
 
2019-01-10 09:01:55 AM  

serpent_sky: GungFu: It's Shymanalanadingdong (oblig stupid spelling), what do you expect? A twist in his downward trajectory career? That already happened with Split.

Generally, I don't like his movies, but I actually did like "Split" a lot... which is why I was thinking this one looks good. And I think most people agree "Unbreakable" is the best thing he did.


*Raises hand*

To this day, I think "Unbreakable" is the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. Saw it in a second run theater for $2, and wanted my money back. It was slow, boring, terribly acted, and the "twist" was so obvious you could see it coming a mile away. It's like they took the first 30 minutes of a kinda decent movie, and stretched it into it's own full length film. Total garbage.

/I've only seen a few MNS movies, and thought all of them were terrible
//I was the rare nerdy kid who never got into comic books or fantasy so that maybe clouded my view of "Unbreakable" a bit, but it was still crap
////Ooh, you were expecting three here, but it was actually four the whole time! **TWIST!!**
 
2019-01-10 09:07:16 AM  
Think The Flash getting caught in a traffic jam or The Hulk filing a W-2."

I can't possibly be the only one who would watch the Hulk trying to file a W-2.  Hell, the right director could turn it into a Kafka-esque tragi-comedy
 
2019-01-10 09:14:34 AM  
Not sure if this is still considered a spoiler. You have been warned.
I thought Split was a great movie right up until the twist? Well the part where we learn that it's basically a origin story movie when it would have been better off as a simple standalone movie with a different twist.
I will possibly still watch Glass to see if it can change my mind on Split.
 
2019-01-10 09:15:29 AM  

stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.


Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.
 
2019-01-10 09:19:13 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.


No advice worth following has ever included "Do like I did" and "move to Roanoke."
 
2019-01-10 09:19:54 AM  

stoli n coke: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.

No advice worth following has ever included "Do like I did" and "move to Roanoke."


Don't make me come over there, bub.  :-P
 
2019-01-10 09:47:47 AM  

Naido: Think The Flash getting caught in a traffic jam or The Hulk filing a W-2."

I can't possibly be the only one who would watch the Hulk trying to file a W-2.  Hell, the right director could turn it into a Kafka-esque tragi-comedy


you're definitely not the only one. I actually really want to see that now.
 
2019-01-10 09:47:58 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.

No advice worth following has ever included "Do like I did" and "move to Roanoke."

Don't make me come over there, bub.  :-P


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/actually, most beautiful woman i dated before my wife is from Roanoke
 
2019-01-10 09:50:58 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: How will I ever summon up the willpower to miss an M. Night Shyamalan movie?


Sixth Sense was good (IMO).
Not much after that.
 
2019-01-10 10:00:55 AM  
USA Today editor: "Hey Andrea, deadline's in half an hour and we still need a 300-word piece, go to Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic and paraphrase six or seven reviews of Glass. Thanks!"
 
2019-01-10 10:20:41 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.

That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?


I'll never understand this argument. Some of the most boring movies I've ever seen were praised to the high heavens by other filmmakers. They're not entertained by the actual product, they're impressed by the way it's framed, or the camera tricks employed or whatever other inside baseball nonsense. I'm sitting there like "Yeah, great. Nice establishing shot. This movie's a farking snore though." It's the same thing with comedians/artists/bands that are universally loved by other comedians/artists/bands.
 
2019-01-10 10:46:11 AM  

xalres: ThatBillmanGuy: Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.

That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?

I'll never understand this argument. Some of the most boring movies I've ever seen were praised to the high heavens by other filmmakers. They're not entertained by the actual product, they're impressed by the way it's framed, or the camera tricks employed or whatever other inside baseball nonsense. I'm sitting there like "Yeah, great. Nice establishing shot. This movie's a farking snore though." It's the same thing with comedians/artists/bands that are universally loved by other comedians/artists/bands.


You seem to be the common element there.
 
2019-01-10 10:50:11 AM  

johnny_vegas: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.

No advice worth following has ever included "Do like I did" and "move to Roanoke."

Don't make me come over there, bub.  :-P

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/actually, most beautiful woman i dated before my wife is from Roanoke


Yeah, yeah. Trust me, I know.

This is also the city that gave us a black tie New Years affair ... in a parking garage, and "NASCAR ballet".
 
2019-01-10 11:17:16 AM  
Movie critics almost universally praised that crappy Ghostbusters reboot.

Move critics have no credibility whatsoever.
 
2019-01-10 11:26:16 AM  

Travis_Bickle: xalres: ThatBillmanGuy: Hooferatheart: Critis are the people who don't have enough talent to actually make a movie.

That's kind of a ridiculous argument, don't you think? Are you saying only other film makers are allowed to be critical ? Does it stop at movies? Can I not dislike when the chef screws up my eggs because I didn't make them myself?

I'll never understand this argument. Some of the most boring movies I've ever seen were praised to the high heavens by other filmmakers. They're not entertained by the actual product, they're impressed by the way it's framed, or the camera tricks employed or whatever other inside baseball nonsense. I'm sitting there like "Yeah, great. Nice establishing shot. This movie's a farking snore though." It's the same thing with comedians/artists/bands that are universally loved by other comedians/artists/bands.

You seem to be the common element there.


I guess you're right. Silly me for expecting an entertaining movie instead of a highlight reel of directing tricks wrapped around a flimsy plot.
 
2019-01-10 11:31:11 AM  

GRCooper: Confabulat: Redh8t: Some of the best films I've viewed have been slammed by critics for one reason or another. Not artistic enough, too arthouse, slow action, so many fast shots that it made them dizzy.
Blah blah, farking blah!

The previews look good, I'm f*ckin watching it...

Yeah, but when almost every single critic who is literate tells you it sucks, maybe you should remember the previews are just commercials, and commercials are designed to sell you shiat.

I'll watch it on Netflix in a year when I'm half asleep.

Counterpoint;

Critics tore Bohemian Rhapsody apart, and not a single one of my friends didn't love it.


And "Office Space" was considered dreck by critics....
 
2019-01-10 11:37:43 AM  

xalres: I'll never understand this argument. Some of the most boring movies I've ever seen were praised to the high heavens by other filmmakers. They're not entertained by the actual product, they're impressed by the way it's framed, or the camera tricks employed or whatever other inside baseball nonsense. I'm sitting there like "Yeah, great. Nice establishing shot. This movie's a farking snore though." It's the same thing with comedians/artists/bands that are universally loved by other comedians/artists/bands.


It's the modern issue people have with not understanding the difference between quality and preference.  At some point, we decided the two were the same thing, and have been fighting about it ever since.  There's a lot of great quality food/music/movies/art that you'll not like, and there's terrible food/music/movies/art that you'll love.

Experienced, educated critics, filmmakers, directors, actors, etc know how to spot quality filmmaking.  Might not be what you like, but many people don't enjoy the highest quality foods, well-produced music, etc.
 
2019-01-10 11:39:55 AM  

johnny_vegas: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: ArcadianRefugee: stoli n coke: There are too many critics now to be a reliable indicator of anything. For every one that offers legit critiques, you have a dozen that are either mad that the movie didn't play out the way they imagined it would, using the movie as a backdrop to show how "woke" they are, or just taking on the role of willful contrarian.

Do like I did when I first moved to Roanoke: go through the (Ed. note-- this was late '90s) newspaper, look through critics' review for every movie they write about.  Find the one that matches your preferences the closest, trust that one from there.

Before I moved to Roanoke, there was a critic on Long Island (Newsday) that, if he gave 2-1/2 stars to a slasher flick, I was so there.

No advice worth following has ever included "Do like I did" and "move to Roanoke."

Don't make me come over there, bub.  :-P

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/actually, most beautiful woman i dated before my wife is from Roanoke


Someone should photoshop a whiskey bottle into her other hand to go with the dart.
 
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