Live Tweet Poll: Rubbish Shyamalan

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The career of M. Night Shyamalan can be easily divided into two parts, with perhaps a little grey area in between. First is his golden, early career that famously led to him being labelled the ‘next Spielberg’. This period runs up to at least Unbreakable (2000) and includes the almost universally acclaimed The Sixth Sense (1999) that was probably the critical and commercial highpoint of Shyamalan’s output. Just as stark is the period of rubbish Shyamalan, which runs from Lady in the Water (2006) to his most recent abysmal effort After Earth (2013). This period has seen Shyamalan release some of the most maligned flicks of the last decade, attracting the kind of vitriol generally reserved for the likes of Uwe Boll and Michael Bay. Signs (2002) and The Village (2004) occupy a little bit of  a grey area in between the two periods with mixed opinions. What do you guys think of those two?

In any case, I have actually seen very little of Shyamalan’s work hence this little live tweet poll. This Saturday night coming around 9:30 ot 10 my time, I will be live-tweeting one of M. Night’s rather crappier efforts. Let me know in the comments below which of these three films you would like me to unleash my live-tweet on.

Lady in the Water (2006)

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The Happening (2008)

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The Last Airbender (2010)

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12 responses

  1. I actually LOVE The Village!

    For the Live Tweet, The Happening! That one is just horrid.

    1. Thanks for voting man. Yeah I remember not minding The Village when I saw it. That was a fair while ago though.

      1. I rewatched it like a year and a half ago and found out I still loved it.

  2. Can’t wait for your wasted tweets. This is one filmmaker mystery I want solved! From Riches to Shyamalans

    1. Any preference on which film I live-tweet?

      1. I have always been a big fan of the terribleness of the happening so I am game for that

      2. It was terrible. I will post the full review over the next week sometime.

  3. I liked ‘The Lady and the Water’. I found the tenants of the motel to be charming. Paul Giamatti is supurb. The story Magical Realism, and why not? ‘Signs’ and ‘Sixth Sense’ will be his best ones to talk about. I REALLY had high hopes for him. It’s a shame he is off his mark. I hope he redeems himself. It’s popular to dislike him now.

    1. It is really popular to dislike him these days. I have only seen a couple of his films. After Earth which was utterly terrible, and The Village which I didn’t mind, but saw a long time ago.

      I am going to put this down as a vote for The Lady in the Water.

  4. I loved Signs but I hated The Village.

    1. That is the general vibe I am getting around the place

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