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2021-06-20 4:58:28 AM  
Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa
 
2021-06-20 5:58:16 AM  
I read the graphic novel it was based on. This movie is going to be really weird and perverted if it follows the source material. If it doesn't, this will probably not be one of his better flicks. Hope he proves me wrong though.
 
2021-06-20 6:17:05 AM  

MagSeven: I read the graphic novel it was based on. This movie is going to be really weird and perverted if it follows the source material


If you're talking about people with adult bodies but the mental age of kindergartners having sex, then yeah.

But still... Thomasin McKensie in a bikini 7 sizes too small?

(But then finds another bikini that fits her, plus there are scenes set at night when a couple of the kids are being chased by something even though there was no 'big bad' in the novel. Oh well.)
 
2021-06-20 6:33:22 AM  

MagSeven: I read the graphic novel it was based on. This movie is going to be really weird and perverted if it follows the source material. If it doesn't, this will probably not be one of his better flicks. Hope he proves me wrong though.


From the interview quoted on IMBD M. Night said he was "inspired by the novel" and that it helped him work through some of his very personal and I'm sure very precious issues.
So this is *his* very special "artistic vision" of the true material.

GARBAGE!!
 
2021-06-20 7:05:41 AM  
"The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.
 
2021-06-20 7:21:36 AM  

koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa


Twist: they actually DIDN'T like Trump
 
2021-06-20 7:42:38 AM  
Terrible headline
 
2021-06-20 7:54:13 AM  
All I know is from the trailer, and the trailer makes it look lousy.

Feel the same way about The Green Knight. What an interminable leaden slog that looks to be...

/I understand I'm in the minority on that one
//would be glad to be wrong
///don't expect to be
 
2021-06-20 7:56:51 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: "The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.


The visit was crazy insane fun.
 
2021-06-20 8:35:22 AM  
*Mostly* crap director. Unbreakable and Split were pretty good.
 
2021-06-20 8:38:41 AM  

MagSeven: I read the graphic novel it was based on. This movie is going to be really weird and perverted if it follows the source material. If it doesn't, this will probably not be one of his better flicks. Hope he proves me wrong though.


I'd rather see a movie based on Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron.
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2021-06-20 9:16:01 AM  
MNS made two-thirds of a decent superhero trilogy, completely screwed the ending tho.   Split was better than a lot of Marvel films and nearly all of the DC films.
 
2021-06-20 9:39:42 AM  
The Twist: it's a prequel to Lady in the Water.
 
2021-06-20 9:57:41 AM  

CocoNutz: koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa

Twist: they actually DIDN'T like Trump


Ha! Trump! That's hilarious!!!
 
2021-06-20 9:58:29 AM  
This may be the best thing I've seen on the very complicated career of M. Night, worth a watch.

The Career of M. Night Shyamalan - Movies with Mikey
Youtube 3GCppxDw-Cw
 
2021-06-20 10:01:43 AM  
Old
/old/
noun

1. A joke "Shamalamadingdong" will NEVER get. Ever.
 
2021-06-20 10:06:35 AM  
Fark: No more reboots! We want original movies!

MNS: Here's an original movie

Fark: You suck! Go away!!!
 
2021-06-20 10:09:54 AM  

WhippingBoi: Fark: No more reboots! We want original movies! MNS: Here's an original movie Fark: You suck! Go away!!!


I don't know how original it is if it's based on a graphic novel.
 
2021-06-20 10:37:42 AM  

WhippingBoi: CocoNutz: koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa

Twist: they actually DIDN'T like Trump

Ha! Trump! That's hilarious!!!


I don't know how Trump is connected to this movie...does the leading actor have a front butt?
 
2021-06-20 10:43:45 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: "The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.


This. Dude gets way too much shiat in an era of retread after retread after retread. He's at least attempting to try things. That means you fail someone's.

/I'll say it - lady in the water was fantastic
 
2021-06-20 10:46:56 AM  

Stud Gerbil: MNS made two-thirds of a decent superhero trilogy, completely screwed the ending tho.   Split was better than a lot of Marvel films and nearly all of the DC films.


I love marvel shiat. Unbreakable is probably my favorite superhero movie in the last 25 years.
 
2021-06-20 10:54:40 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Wine Sipping Elitist: "The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.

This. Dude gets way too much shiat in an era of retread after retread after retread. He's at least attempting to try things. That means you fail someone's.

/I'll say it - lady in the water was fantastic


No, he deserves every last ounce of shiat he gets and more after what he pulled withLast Airbender. He should have been strung-up.
 
2021-06-20 10:56:29 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: "The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.


The Visit was this first film of his since Signs that I liked. And I thought that one of the movie's strengths was how certain scenes teetered on comedy, which made for me made it even more scary instead of undermining the horror. The Yahtzee scene is a great example.
 
2021-06-20 10:56:55 AM  

Karne: WhippingBoi: CocoNutz: koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa

Twist: they actually DIDN'T like Trump

Ha! Trump! That's hilarious!!!

I don't know how Trump is connected to this movie...does the leading actor have a front butt?


Perhaps you don't get it: the twist was they actually DIDN'T like Trump.

"TRUMP"

HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR


/We're never going to stop hearing about him, are we?
 
2021-06-20 10:58:06 AM  

Bslim: No, he deserves every last ounce of shiat he gets and more after what he pulled withLast Airbender. He should have been strung-up.


I need to see this thing, it's been so reviled over the years. But I'd probably have to see the cartoon for context.
 
2021-06-20 11:00:13 AM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: Fark: No more reboots! We want original movies! MNS: Here's an original movie Fark: You suck! Go away!!!

I don't know how original it is if it's based on a graphic novel.


It's not a reboot or a sequel is all I'm saying.
 
2021-06-20 11:04:34 AM  

Mugato: Bslim: No, he deserves every last ounce of shiat he gets and more after what he pulled withLast Airbender. He should have been strung-up.

I need to see this thing, it's been so reviled over the years. But I'd probably have to see the cartoon for context.


If we're not going to have strong feelings about things we haven't seen, what are we even doing on Fark?
 
2021-06-20 11:11:35 AM  
MNS's biggest problem is that he's the "twist ending" director. So he tries to cram in some stupid "twist" ending in an otherwise decent movie, or the twist ending isn't satisfying enough, so people claim the entire movie "sucks", even though it's a fairly decent movie.
 
2021-06-20 11:18:16 AM  

WhippingBoi: MNS's biggest problem is that he's the "twist ending" director. So he tries to cram in some stupid "twist" ending in an otherwise decent movie, or the twist ending isn't satisfying enough, so people claim the entire movie "sucks", even though it's a fairly decent movie.


Well movies like The Village for example, the whole point of the movie is the twist. Some of his movies don't even have twists though. Personally I thin he's been coasting on his first two movies, which are two more good movies than most people make.
 
2021-06-20 11:22:24 AM  

Mugato: Bslim: No, he deserves every last ounce of shiat he gets and more after what he pulled withLast Airbender. He should have been strung-up.

I need to see this thing, it's been so reviled over the years. But I'd probably have to see the cartoon for context.


I haven't seen either the movie or the cartoon.

But from what I heard, if you've watched the cartoon and you're a fan, you'll hate the movie even more because M shiats over everything that made the cartoon such a good series.
 
2021-06-20 11:24:46 AM  

phimuskapsi: This may be the best thing I've seen on the very complicated career of M. Night, worth a watch.


Also this, it has 4 parts:

YMS: M. Night Shyamalan SUCKS (1 of 4)
Youtube NmbPdWZEFr8
 
2021-06-20 11:35:35 AM  

gunga galunga: Mugato: Bslim: No, he deserves every last ounce of shiat he gets and more after what he pulled withLast Airbender. He should have been strung-up.

I need to see this thing, it's been so reviled over the years. But I'd probably have to see the cartoon for context.

I haven't seen either the movie or the cartoon.

But from what I heard, if you've watched the cartoon and you're a fan, you'll hate the movie even more because M shiats over everything that made the cartoon such a good series.


Which should serve as a warning to those who appreciate the graphic novel that is now "inspiring" him.
Aaaanytime one of these "auteurs" says they're "inspired" or are "re-imagining" somebody else's hard work is just code for "smear myself all over your work, bro"
 
2021-06-20 11:40:32 AM  

WhippingBoi: MNS's biggest problem is that he's the "twist ending" director. So he tries to cram in some stupid "twist" ending in an otherwise decent movie, or the twist ending isn't satisfying enough, so people claim the entire movie "sucks", even though it's a fairly decent movie.


I really like the Village, but the very fact he was the director, and inserts himself into each of his movies in a  cameo spoiled the ending for me the second I heard about the movie. If the movie was truly set in the time period it was supposed to be, he would have have stood out like a sore thumb by his very presence. But as I knew he was going to be in there somewhere, I knew what the ultimate spoiler was going to be
 
2021-06-20 11:53:15 AM  
I am of the mind that anyone making claims about "something never seen before," is, at best, lacking in their knowledge of what has come before them. And more often than that knows exactly what they bit to get what they got to show you.
 
2021-06-20 11:55:12 AM  
"Dubbed the 'master of the twist ending' after delivering absolute belters in The Sixth Sense, The Village and Split,"

Haven't seen Split but Unbreakable is still my favorite movie from him. Didn't care for the ending of the trilogy though.
 
2021-06-20 12:03:20 PM  

gunga galunga: Wine Sipping Elitist: "The Visit" was surprisingly good. From what I've read, he filmed a comedic version and a tense version of certain scenes and edited them together. It worked really well.

I think about the movie often, the granddad cleaning his shotgun scene, the Yahtzee scene, the diaper scenes. Thinking about a movie years later is often the highest praise one can give a movie.

He may not be the best director, but he makes interesting movies and takes chances, and that is a positive in my book.

The Visit was this first film of his since Signs that I liked. And I thought that one of the movie's strengths was how certain scenes teetered on comedy, which made for me made it even more scary instead of undermining the horror. The Yahtzee scene is a great example.


I really enjoyed The Visit, and it's done well enough that it holds up to rewatching even after you know what's really going on. Agree on the nice comedy-terror balance. Also, the performances are all very good, even the kids. Creepy Old People is becoming an even more enjoyable subgenre than Creepy Kids. See also: Relic. And there's another one that I forget the title of. Cuz I'm becoming a creepy old.
 
2021-06-20 12:12:36 PM  
His movies tend to be either great or awful, with little in between.

Good to great-

The Sixth Sense
Split
Unbreakable
The Visit
Devil
Signs (goofy aversion to water aside)

Bad to awful-

Lady in the Water
Avatar
The Village
The Happening
After Earth
Glass
 
2021-06-20 12:23:40 PM  

Stantz: WhippingBoi: MNS's biggest problem is that he's the "twist ending" director. So he tries to cram in some stupid "twist" ending in an otherwise decent movie, or the twist ending isn't satisfying enough, so people claim the entire movie "sucks", even though it's a fairly decent movie.

I really like the Village, but the very fact he was the director, and inserts himself into each of his movies in a  cameo spoiled the ending for me the second I heard about the movie. If the movie was truly set in the time period it was supposed to be, he would have have stood out like a sore thumb by his very presence. But as I knew he was going to be in there somewhere, I knew what the ultimate spoiler was going to be


Yeah. Same. I liked the Village, but because I knew there was going to be a twist, it was easy to figure out long before the big reveal.
 
2021-06-20 12:33:39 PM  
Sorry.
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2021-06-20 1:55:02 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Bad to awful


You missed a third category:

Crime against humanity-

The Last Airbender
 
2021-06-20 4:54:26 PM  

WhippingBoi: Fark: No more reboots! We want original movies!

MNS: Here's an original movie

Fark: You suck! Go away!!!


Imagine how Chris and Deborah must have felt hearing the criticism of Interstellar.  It can take a couple of viewings to "get it".
 
2021-06-20 5:19:13 PM  
Signs was utter dreck.
 
2021-06-20 8:18:25 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: MagSeven: I read the graphic novel it was based on. This movie is going to be really weird and perverted if it follows the source material. If it doesn't, this will probably not be one of his better flicks. Hope he proves me wrong though.

I'd rather see a movie based on Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron.
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Get David Lynch to direct and take all my money.
 
2021-06-20 10:13:03 PM  
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2021-06-20 10:51:14 PM  
Can't the poor guy just make a film that doesn't have a surprise ending? Can he? I don't know.
 
2021-06-20 11:07:52 PM  

koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa


I was thinking the twist would be the the ocean water was the sand all along but your twist might work better.
 
2021-06-20 11:13:41 PM  

koder: Twist: they were young the whole time.

/Dnrtfa


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2021-06-20 11:14:44 PM  

skyotter: Sorry.
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I love this meme. One of the better memes to roll around in a while.
 
2021-06-21 9:09:29 AM  

Bslim: Which should serve as a warning to those who appreciate the graphic novel that is now "inspiring" him. Aaaanytime one of these "auteurs" says they're "inspired" or are "re-imagining" somebody else's hard work is just code for "smear myself all over your work, bro"


I think the original creator has to sign off on and agree to their work getting raped in the pooper

....or maybe it's the publisher, I don't really know how that part of the industry works but at some point the author had to sign off to someone.
 
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