Hey man Blubberella (2011) - IMDb is a goddamn classic!The hack fuck strikes again. What a horrible fucking plot, it's amazing he is still getting director roles but fuck of Uwe Boll can make a living taking fat dumps on audiences I guess Shamalamadingdong can too.
I've heard it said about directors that all you have to do is make money once in hollywood and you have career security.The hack fuck strikes again. What a horrible fucking plot, it's amazing he is still getting director roles but fuck of Uwe Boll can make a living taking fat dumps on audiences I guess Shamalamadingdong can too.
split is hokey and by itself is pretty bleh. james macavoy single handedly elevates the film to an amazing experienceI've heard it said about directors that all you have to do is make money once in hollywood and you have career security.
Doesn't apply to actors.
But if that blurb is to be believed then Shama actually turned down money in order to have more creative control of the product. Thinking about it, maybe that's a large part of why 6th/Unbreakable were his good movies. With Bruce Willis attached and them being his first movies he probably had some people looking over his shoulder and keeping him from going too far off the rails. Which doesn't mean he's bad, it means he's better in collaboration. Most people are. George Lucas was like that. Since then he's been making exactly the movies he wants to make. I haven't seen Split. Yall say it's a good one too. Seems like it would break that theory.
Not sure that's a fair knock on Sham. Split is the type of movie that's designed to live and die based on that 1 character.split is hokey and by itself is pretty bleh. james macavoy single handedly elevates the film to an amazing experience
I was a big MNS fan back in the 90's. Everything up to, but not including Lady in the Water. His productions obviously jumped off a massive cliff from there. Similarly to the Wachowski trannies who other than the Matrix and Sense8 have created a bunch of shit undeserving of any credence even after their blockbuster hits.In your lists you guys are forgetting the somewhat recent The Visit (2015). Not a great film, but at least a decent one, unlike The Last Airbender (2010). I guess it can be considered the starting point of Shyamalan's return to form.
Also missing from the lists, probably because it's better to forget it even exists: After Earth (2013). This Will & Jaden Smith SF adventure is supposedly extremely dumb, pretty terrible and, even worse, some sort of scientology inspired thing... That's one of the only three Shyamalan directed movies I have not seen, the other two being Praying with Anger and Wide Awake, the movies he made before The 6th Sense.
Also, while we complain about the quality of MNS' movies, the guy remained a pretty safe bet through his career. Let's look at budget and domestic box office for his movies:
The 6th Sense: $40m -> $293m
Unbreakable: $75m -> $95m
Signs: $72m -> $228m
The Village: $60m -> $114m
Lady in the Water: $70m -> $42m OUPS! Probably still in the red even with the foreign box office.
The Happening: $48m -> $64m
The Last Airbender: $150m -> $131m OUPS! Probably in the green thanks to foreign box office ($188m). Also, by far his highest budget film and he got to helm it after two film that did not inspire confidence!
Devil: $10m -> $33m Not directed by MNS, but produced by him and based on one of his stories.
After Earth: $130m -> $60m OUPS! Probably not saved by the $183m of foreign box office.
The Visit: $5m -> $65m That's some serious return on investment!
Split: $9m -> $138m Not only is that some tremendous return on investment, that's the third highest domestic grossing film of MNS' career!
you're absolutely right. it was a perfect vehicle for james macavoy to show off his acting chops and creativity. i really enjoyed the film but after i got some distance from it the shine started to wear off. i'm fine with nonsense plot devices as long as they are internally consistent, and split had that. a lot of the stuff doesn't REALLY make sense under a microscope, but it needed to happen in order to let macavoy do his thing.Not sure that's a fair knock on Sham. Split is the type of movie that's designed to live and die based on that 1 character.
This Glass movie, though, wtf