|M Night Shyamalan Is Code for "LOL."
||[Aug. 22nd, 2010|10:09 pm]
It's so bad, I don't think anyone will take him seriously anymore.
The main point of the article:
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Devil' trailer gets big laughs at 'Inception' screenings
By Anthony Benigno
Daily News Writer
Hell, at least for M. Night Shyamalan, is other people.
The embattled auteur and "Last Airbender" director is getting jeers rather than cheers for "Devil," the latest sci-fi effort to bear his name. A YouTube video posted by Perez Hilton this week showed audience members laughing out loud at the trailer during a screening of "Inception." The offending moment came when audiences caught a glimpse of the words "From the Mind of M. Night Shyamalan."
NBC responded by swiftly blocking the video, stating it breeched copyright issues. At the time of posting, they had not not responded to calls for comment.
In my opinion, since The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan has made films with increasing levels of lameness. Each film is just so much worse than the last one. It's almost a shame, too, since Sixth Sense is amazing. That wasn't his first film, however, Shyamalan has two credits prior to Sixth. Neither Praying with Anger nor Wide Awake are more than mixed reviews. Sixth is literally Shyamalan's most successful feature film, and in my opinion, it's his only competent film. In his defense, I think Shyamalan posits intriguing ideas. The oddities Shyamalan presents are ideas that resemble the type of strange occurrences with which Rod Serling would start his stories, but then, unlike Serling, Shyamalan butchers it. People wouldn't laugh if it wasn't terrible, and nobody laughed at Rod's stuff.
I predict Shyamalan, in the near future, will have Chinese takeout. He will get sick from bad General Tso's Chicken. This will inspire him to write a movie about how the Chinese takeouts around everyone's corner are haunted. Working title? "Tso Tscary."