Who Keeps Giving That Dude Money

July 10, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

M. Night Shyamalan is coming out with yet another movie, The Last Airbender. While it promises to be different than his previous flops (The Happening, Lady in the Water, The Village, Signs, or Unbreakable*), it is nevertheless remarkable that people continue to endorse his movies. The Last Airbender was not written by him and as such there’s a good chance that he won’t supply the by-now predictable Twist At The End. Further, since the film is based on an anime series, the plot points are likely well-ironed out leaving Shyamalan to focus on film production. We’ll see.

I’ve always thought that his biggest problem is that he doesn’t realize he is making B-movies and if he would only embrace the B-movie character of his aesthetic, if he reduced production value, he might actually do something innovative within the genre of his sentimental adolescent plot-lines.

*Even the Sixth Sense was a little too much for me, but I feel like it was wildly superior to the others, “Lady in the Water” being perhaps the worst.

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4 Responses to “Who Keeps Giving That Dude Money”

  1. sandy Says:

    in answer to your question of who keeps giving this fool money, you do. for god sakes, stop watching his movies. it only encourages him. or if you must watch them, buy a ticket for another movie and sneak into his.


  2. I wonder how much the ‘flop’ box viewpoint is the result of foiled expectations due to marketing ploys that result in audiences wanting one thing and then getting something else entirely–and not being happy with the seeming bait and switch tactic.
    No matter what his faults, I do think that the declaration of love in ‘The Village’ is a rather neat piece of work all round. But that’s just me.

  3. 21jerrybomb Says:

    Everyone knows what to expect. You can expect a stupid (a la Hitchcock) walk-by and a Twist at the end. LAME LAME LAME.


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