What Happened to M. Night Shyamalan?

With the release of The Last Airbender last month, M. Night Shyamalan’s reputation – already damaged by a lukewarm response to The Village and outright critical disgust at Lady in the Water and The Happening – has reached new depths.  Celebrated film critic Roger Ebert, who once championed Shyamalan’s natural skill and craft, wrote a ½ star out of 4 review and began with the following: “The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.”  This is it, the nadir of one of the world’s more famous NRIs.  Having had the film world at his feet a decade ago, in 2010 he cannot possibly sink any lower…

…read more at The NRI

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2 responses to “What Happened to M. Night Shyamalan?

  1. Manoj is a one hit wonder, that’s all. The sixth sense was a big success owing to the story and the story only. I didn’t find the great style or charisma a director of higher echelons posses in Shyamalan. So I got ready for the disaster in the start itself :D

    • Well, yeah, if you don’t jive with his style you probably never will. To me, The Village is like a tone poem – exquisite.

      Thanks for commenting, and for your comment on IndiBlogger – hope to see you back soon!

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