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2020-09-27 9:26:27 AM  
His last three movies grossed $624M on a total budget of $34M, but hey, you do you, Subby.
 
2020-09-27 9:45:12 AM  
Checking his IMDB, yeah he had a couple stinkers, but it's mostly decent. Appearantly he wrote the screenplay for Struat Little.
 
2020-09-27 10:23:01 AM  
a group of people trapped on a strange beach with a dark secret.

Yeah, that's never been done before.
 
2020-09-27 11:19:43 AM  
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2020-09-27 11:27:01 AM  
a group of people trapped on a strange beach with a dark secret.

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2020-09-27 11:27:55 AM  
The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.
 
2020-09-27 11:32:26 AM  

Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.


One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy. Certain directors come to mind but sometimes hearing there's a twist lets you know "it's a dying dream, simulated reality, or a con that EVERYBODY is in on."(for some common twists) (also the tomato in the mirror surprise)
 
2020-09-27 11:32:52 AM  
That slum dog bastard twisted all of us!
 
2020-09-27 11:33:07 AM  

Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.


Counterpoint:

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He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.
 
2020-09-27 11:35:33 AM  
Lady in the Water is one of my all time favorites.  Glass was a great film.  Devil is underrated.  The only one that sucked was the Happening
 
2020-09-27 11:36:40 AM  

Bslim: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

Counterpoint:

[i.ytimg.com image 850x478]

He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.


So a big swing and a miss?
 
2020-09-27 11:39:31 AM  

Fano: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy. Certain directors come to mind but sometimes hearing there's a twist lets you know "it's a dying dream, simulated reality, or a con that EVERYBODY is in on."(for some common twists) (also the tomato in the mirror surprise)


That's what made Split so fun for me.  I had no idea that M Night was involved going in.  It ended up being a weird double meta twist.
 
2020-09-27 11:46:35 AM  

Hoban Washburne: Fano: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy. Certain directors come to mind but sometimes hearing there's a twist lets you know "it's a dying dream, simulated reality, or a con that EVERYBODY is in on."(for some common twists) (also the tomato in the mirror surprise)

That's what made Split so fun for me.  I had no idea that M Night was involved going in.  It ended up being a weird double meta twist.


A movie I can't recommend in good conscience is A Cure For Wellness. What IS interesting is trying to figure out what sort of movie are you watching and is there is there not a twist and what will it be.
 
2020-09-27 11:58:18 AM  

Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.


You got a bunt in your ass and can't fit in your seat? Hope you get well, soon
 
2020-09-27 11:58:37 AM  
Mr. Twist needs to be kept in check. Let him promote movies, or let him write a script, but never put more than one task under his control. And whatever you do, keep him on a short leash at all times.


/ Props to the creator of the "Ass" movie poster parody.
 
2020-09-27 11:58:58 AM  
Wait, we are supposed to hate Shyamalan now?  Man, Fark is hard to keep up with!

/Bill Nye is still ok right?
 
2020-09-27 12:01:14 PM  

jim32rr: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

You got a bunt in your ass and can't fit in your seat? Hope you get well, soon


Sure.  Thanks!
 
2020-09-27 12:02:17 PM  

Fano: Hoban Washburne: Fano: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy. Certain directors come to mind but sometimes hearing there's a twist lets you know "it's a dying dream, simulated reality, or a con that EVERYBODY is in on."(for some common twists) (also the tomato in the mirror surprise)

That's what made Split so fun for me.  I had no idea that M Night was involved going in.  It ended up being a weird double meta twist.

A movie I can't recommend in good conscience is A Cure For Wellness. What IS interesting is trying to figure out what sort of movie are you watching and is there is there not a twist and what will it be.


You have me intrigued.  I will look into it.
 
2020-09-27 12:02:34 PM  

Fano: Hoban Washburne: A movie I can't recommend in good conscience is A Cure For Wellness. What IS interesting is trying to figure out what sort of movie are you watching and is there is there not a twist and what will it be.


I would recommend the first hour and a half of that movie. I loved everything about it and equally hated everything about the last hour.

I have never loved and then hated a movie more than that one.

/And if this is the thread where we inexplicably heap praise onto Shyamalan, Wayward Pines' first season was great.
//Maybe most of the praise should go to Blake Crouch, who rules, but at least Shyamalan didn't fark up his story.
 
2020-09-27 12:05:23 PM  

Mugato: a group of people trapped on a strange beach with a dark secret.

Yeah, that's never been done before.


As a counterexample, "Palm Springs" was a good movie with a premise that's been done to death. Originality is overrated. Execution is what's important.
 
2020-09-27 12:06:48 PM  

Obscure Login: Fano: Hoban Washburne: A movie I can't recommend in good conscience is A Cure For Wellness. What IS interesting is trying to figure out what sort of movie are you watching and is there is there not a twist and what will it be.

I would recommend the first hour and a half of that movie. I loved everything about it and equally hated everything about the last hour.

I have never loved and then hated a movie more than that one.

/And if this is the thread where we inexplicably heap praise onto Shyamalan, Wayward Pines' first season was great.
//Maybe most of the praise should go to Blake Crouch, who rules, but at least Shyamalan didn't fark up his story.


Yeah I don't know how to say anything about the movie without spoiling it but because of the later portion of the movie I feel the same as you
 
2020-09-27 12:07:09 PM  

Fano: Hoban Washburne: Fano: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy. Certain directors come to mind but sometimes hearing there's a twist lets you know "it's a dying dream, simulated reality, or a con that EVERYBODY is in on."(for some common twists) (also the tomato in the mirror surprise)

That's what made Split so fun for me.  I had no idea that M Night was involved going in.  It ended up being a weird double meta twist.

A movie I can't recommend in good conscience is A Cure For Wellness. What IS interesting is trying to figure out what sort of movie are you watching and is there is there not a twist and what will it be.


And whether that movie will farking end or not.
 
2020-09-27 12:36:17 PM  

Obscure Login: Wayward Pines' first season was great


I had forgotten he was involved in that one. And you're right, first season was great ... and then they had no idea where to go after that.
 
2020-09-27 12:50:47 PM  

Bslim: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

Counterpoint:

[i.ytimg.com image 850x478]

He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.


Are you going to bother to provide reasons why or just stand there pouting and pointing at it like a child?
 
2020-09-27 12:52:30 PM  
M. Night Shyamalan makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are surprise twist endings you hate so much.
 
2020-09-27 12:53:17 PM  
It's all about the ROI.
 
2020-09-27 1:11:13 PM  
"The Visit" was good.
 
2020-09-27 1:13:56 PM  
It's cool to hate Shamalongadingdong so stop liking him.

-fark philosophy
 
2020-09-27 1:15:02 PM  

Weatherkiss: M. Night Shyamalan makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are surprise twist endings you hate so much.


Michael Bay makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are explodey-boom endings you hate so much.

JJ Abrams makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are weak ass endings you hate so much.

Zack Snyder makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if they're Zack Snyder movies that you hate so much.

This is a positive thing?
 
2020-09-27 1:20:27 PM  

EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: M. Night Shyamalan makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are surprise twist endings you hate so much.

Michael Bay makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are explodey-boom endings you hate so much.

JJ Abrams makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are weak ass endings you hate so much.

Zack Snyder makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if they're Zack Snyder movies that you hate so much.

This is a positive thing?


Michael Bay and Zack Snyder make films for kids and teenagers. People like us aren't their target audience. I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.
 
2020-09-27 1:21:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.


Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!
 
2020-09-27 1:24:04 PM  

EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.

Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!


What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films, and I thought his work on Star Wars was watchable (but not great). Super 8 was nice. Cloverfield was a cool little monster movie. JJ Abrams is no Stanley Kubrick, but the guy isn't bad for the kind of sci-fi movies he does.
 
2020-09-27 1:33:25 PM  

Weatherkiss: EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.

Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!

What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films, and I thought his work on Star Wars was watchable (but not great). Super 8 was nice. Cloverfield was a cool little monster movie. JJ Abrams is no Stanley Kubrick, but the guy isn't bad for the kind of sci-fi movies he does.


Before making a full confession, are you sure you wouldn't like to wait till your lawyer arrives?
 
2020-09-27 1:36:58 PM  

Weatherkiss: EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: M. Night Shyamalan makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are surprise twist endings you hate so much.

Michael Bay makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are explodey-boom endings you hate so much.

JJ Abrams makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if there are weak ass endings you hate so much.

Zack Snyder makes profitable films more often than not. Hollywood will continue to give him employment and millions of dollars to make movies even if they're Zack Snyder movies that you hate so much.

This is a positive thing?

Michael Bay and Zack Snyder make films for kids and teenagers. People like us aren't their target audience. I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.


Both of them have a decent movie or two. Pain & Gain from Bay is an above average outing for him. Snyder did come up with a decent remake of Dawn of the Dead, and I wouldn't say The Watchmen is for teenagers.
 
2020-09-27 1:37:52 PM  

lifeslammer: Bslim: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

Counterpoint:

[i.ytimg.com image 850x478]

He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.

Are you going to bother to provide reasons why or just stand there pouting and pointing at it like a child?


Last Airbender is reason enough as far as I'm concerned. How does someone ruin a  f*ckin' Avatar story. It was basically pre-storyboarded, like, LITERALLY.
However, if you are a personal fan of the excrement he spews out, that's a *YOU*problem that I don't care to get into.
It's not a debate or a conversation, I TOLD you what I think of his work.
 
2020-09-27 1:38:32 PM  
Split was better than it had any right to be. Glass wasn't as good as I hoped, but not as bad as many made it out to be. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs coontil the final act) were all great movies.

Subby's screenplay still collecting dust it seems.
 
2020-09-27 1:40:37 PM  

Weatherkiss: EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.

Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!

What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films, and I thought his work on Star Wars was watchable (but not great). Super 8 was nice. Cloverfield was a cool little monster movie. JJ Abrams is no Stanley Kubrick, but the guy isn't bad for the kind of sci-fi movies he does.


Top 40 Plotholes in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker!
Youtube 7ttfwyrjNv0


How terrible do you have to be at making movies to have over 40 plot holes in one movie?
 
2020-09-27 2:10:23 PM  

Fano: One problem, and one I can't find an exact tvtrope for, is when just KNOWING there will be a twist allows you to nail it with pinpoint accuracy.


Maybe that's why I knew the twist in The Village. Because I suck at guessing the twist. I never guess the murderer, I never guess the twist, Maybe because I'm a movie guy and I just watch films for the experience.

But The Village, 20 minutes in I was "Oh FFS it's the modern age and they're reclusive jerkeroffs".

Weatherkiss: What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films,


What? Those were horrible. Maybe not TNG  movie horrible but it's a definite close race.
 
2020-09-27 2:29:19 PM  

Mugato: But The Village, 20 minutes in I was "Oh FFS it's the modern age and they're reclusive jerkeroffs".


Same.  By that point you knew his schtick so you pretty much go into the film guessing the big twist.  But I was on a date when seeing that movie, and the date ended well so I do have positive memories of seeing The Village.


Mugato: What? Those were horrible. Maybe not TNG  movie horrible but it's a definite close race.


I enjoyed his first Trek.  It was fun, despite some dumb plot elements.  However, I've never been a Star Trek fan (didn't dislike it, just never got into it) so that's probably why I didn't have any major objections to it.
 
2020-09-27 2:52:11 PM  
Sixth Sense was ruined for me because Bruce Willis was basically the narrator of the first Goosebumps book I got as a kid. So even at 12 he seemed fishy to me.
 
2020-09-27 2:53:06 PM  
Here's a great take on Adam Sandler's "big budget" movies...

Half in the Bag Episode 21: Jack and Jill (2 of 2)
Youtube Cc85QCF5414
 
2020-09-27 3:52:56 PM  

Weatherkiss: EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.

Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!

What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films, and I thought his work on Star Wars was watchable (but not great). Super 8 was nice. Cloverfield was a cool little monster movie. JJ Abrams is no Stanley Kubrick, but the guy isn't bad for the kind of sci-fi movies he does.


You are everything that is wrong with everything all the time ever.
 
2020-09-27 3:59:04 PM  

lifeslammer: He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.

Are you going to bother to provide reasons why or just stand there pouting and pointing at it like a child?


Are you actually trying to white knight his excretable abomination live-action disaster that was The Last Airbender movie? Seriously, I'd rather have front row seats to a Nickleback concert without earplugs than have to sit through that cinematic disaster again.
 
2020-09-27 4:14:30 PM  

Mugato: Fano: But The Village, 20 minutes in I was "Oh FFS it's the modern age and they're reclusive jerkeroffs".


I don't remember what point it was in the movie but one of the characters made a comment about a dumpster and that made it pretty obvious that they weren't in some kind of colonial days village.
 
2020-09-27 4:21:38 PM  

johnny_vegas: Wait, we are supposed to hate Shyamalan now?  Man, Fark is hard to keep up with!

/Bill Nye is still ok right?


I always preferred Beakman.
 
2020-09-27 4:24:19 PM  

Bslim: Hoban Washburne: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable were really good.  The Village was okay but I figured out the twist too early and without trying.  Signs was probably just okay, but I had a great experience in a packed theater, with everyone gasping and laughing and screaming at the right moments.  Split was a lot of fun.  The Happening was MST3K worthy.

I could go on, but the fact is that he's at the very least talented.  He takes big swings and often misses, but asses don't get in seats for sacrifice bunts.

Counterpoint:

[i.ytimg.com image 850x478]

He should've been run out of Hollywood on a rail after that abomination.


Someone at a con asked Bryke "If Firelord Ozai couldn't kill Aang, why'd you let Shyamalan do it?" and I farking love that.
 
2020-09-27 4:25:12 PM  
I've never seen an MNS movie I didn't like.  Fight me.
 
2020-09-27 4:40:10 PM  

born_yesterday: Weatherkiss: EdgeRunner: Weatherkiss: I don't have a problem with JJ Abrams, though.

Forget Shyamalan! Pile on THIS guy!!!

What? I enjoyed his Star Trek films, and I thought his work on Star Wars was watchable (but not great). Super 8 was nice. Cloverfield was a cool little monster movie. JJ Abrams is no Stanley Kubrick, but the guy isn't bad for the kind of sci-fi movies he does.

You are everything that is wrong with everything all the time ever.


Now I am really on the fence about taking anything you say seriously.
 
2020-09-27 4:42:41 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: I've never seen an MNS movie I didn't like.  Fight me.


I'm sorry, but you can't enter the ring with a serious head injury like that.
 
2020-09-27 4:43:17 PM  
Bslim:

In his defense, it's in doable in live action.

Would you turn down the money he was given to make it?
 
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