To Trust Shyamalan or Not to Trust Shyamalan?

August 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm (Movies)

A lot of people shudder at the mention of the name M. Night Shyamalan. While he was nominated for Best Director almost a decade ago and was proclaimed as the next Spielberg, he’s proven he’s only the next George Lucas. The man has produced… How do I put it nicely, crap over the past decade and his last piece of work, The Last Airbender, was by far his crowning achievement of crap-itude. That movie was so terrible it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Whereas a lot of people hate that film b/c of what it did to the series, I simply hated it because of what it did to the art of film making. The Last Airbender was a giant step backwards for any aspiring film maker, and is a giant example of what not to do with 300 million dollars. However, that’s neither here nor there. I remember vapidly disliking The Last Airbender, but I don’t remember saying I’d never see one of his films ever again. His newest film, Devil, is set to hit theaters in just about two weeks, and it’s slowly gearing my anticipation. The story follows a group of five strangers stuck in an elevator, one of whom is secretly Satan. For one, Shyamalan didn’t even direct the film, the film is being directed by the same director of 2008’s Quarantine, a film that received generally positive reviews. Shyamalan is simply a producer and came up with the story for the film. Thankfully he didn’t write the film or even touch the script, as that was possibly the worst part of Airbender. The film does have a really interesting premise to it, and it even has an awesome poster. It’s a little intimidating though that Shyamalan already has the sequel, a film set inside a court room, planned. Who knows, this may be the semi-redemption of Shyamalan, and as long as it doesn’t get universally negative reviews I’ll be in line to see it on release day, September 17th, 2010.

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2 Comments

  1. darkcloak said,

    While it doesn look like a great movie, I’m skeptical because M. Knight had his dirty fingers in it. I know he didnt do much in the film but still.

  2. The James said,

    the script for this is based on the original sequel for “unbreakable” which makes me excited

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