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Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is a two-time Academy Award nominated Indian-born American filmmaker and script writer of major studio films, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that usually climax with a twist ending. He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received mixed reviews. His 2002 film Signs, where he also played Ray Reddy, gained both critical and financial success, but The Village (2004) was a critical disappointment whose box office fell hard after a strong opening weekend, and Lady in the Water (2006) performed even worse. His latest film, The Happening (2008), did financially better than his previous effort but was also panned by critics; in its entire American run, it grossed only slightly more than Signs made its opening weekend.

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1 Lady in the Water Has M. Night's Career downed?
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2 Signs Aliens come to earth are killed with water?
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3 Post-Sixth Sense Ok, one movie does not make great film maker
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4 "The Happening" Wow- was this bad
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5 Unbreakable =Unwatchable
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6 The Last Airbender Where are all the Asian actors?
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7 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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8 What a twist! Every movie has a twist ending.
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9 Unboned - The Visit Who knew Shyamalan could make a comeback
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1 He's just this year done a new one, "The Visit", and it's a bit different in using no music and "filmmaking"(young teen,in this case..) set up and being considerably lighter, with a boy and girl who are siblings (and one of them being the "Alexander" of Disney's movie last year, "Alexander and the...day".) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on September 18, 2015, 9:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Well he did it again folks, another M. Night turkey and even Will Smith and his brat couldn't save it with their Scientology powers. Newsweek called this guy "The Next Spielberg". Bet they regret that one. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 3, 2013, 9:04 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 leave it to M. night Shyamalamadingdong to make twist endings boring and predictable. -- Submitted By: (wambamsam) on March 1, 2012, 3:16 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I found an article that featured a chart that pretty much shows how M. Night Shyamalan's fanbase and public image evolved since The Sixth Sense: http://www.cracked.com/funny-5806-the-last-airbender-movie/ -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 3, 2011, 4:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 How many chances do you give someone before you give up? Sixth Sense was a classic, but every film since that from him has lacked in writing, acting, direction and enjoyment. It's just gotten worse and worse. Signs, the first movie after Sixth Sense, was okay, but Last Airbender is a flop no matter how you slice it. Hollywood, stop giving him millions to waste on poor films and give it someone more deserving. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on January 24, 2011, 1:56 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
6 This guy is now just one small step above Uwe Boll now as a director, and it doesn't get any worse than that! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on November 16, 2010, 4:46 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I think it would be more humane to beat your kids half to death than let them watch this movie. The last thing we need is M Night Shamanadfdaasf (whatever his damn name is) thinking he's actually a good director. -- Submitted By: (dr_sarcastor) on November 16, 2010, 12:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I don't understand why Avatar: the Last Airbender had to be a live-action movie when the series it was based on was a cartoon. There used to be a rule: a cartoon must be at least 20 years old before you make a live-action movie based on it (The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, etc.). How times changed. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 16, 2010, 8:51 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Wow, The Last Airbender is down to 6% positive. Too bad it's hit #5 on the DVD rentals list. Seriously people, don't rent this for your kids, no matter how much they beg. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 15, 2010, 9:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Homeboy got owned on a foreign publicity tour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C76QBg2p78 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 20, 2010, 6:04 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Again, you wonder why he keeps on getting movies to direct and write. He must know something in Hollywood that scares movie execs. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 2, 2010, 3:27 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 He's done it again, folks! Currently Airbender is 9% positive at Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender/ Roger Ebert gives it half-a-star. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 2, 2010, 11:20 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Unfortunately, it looks like M. Night Shyamalan only had one decent movie in him, and that was The Sixth Sense. As per usual Hollywood practice, you're allowed three failures after a big success. Regrettably, MHS has now had five relative failures in a row, so it's hard to see anyone taking him very seriously now. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on December 7, 2009, 2:25 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Ok, he makes Sixth Sense, which was good, then all this crap afterwords?!? I guess in his case, even a blind man can hit a bullseye every once in a while, and in his case, Sixth Sense was that blind bullseye, right off the bat. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 4, 2009, 5:55 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Thanks for clearing that up for me, Mythigator! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 29, 2009, 9:45 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Hi, Peli ... Actually, Mel Gibson's character in Signs was an Episcopalian priest. Like Roman Catholic priests, "E-priests" wear black clerical garb and are referred to as "Father." Unlike R.C. priests, though, E-priests CAN marry and have children - there's no celibacy requirement for the clergy as there is with the R.C. Church. Getting back on topic, M. Night's problem is that his first high-profile film, The Sixth Sense, captured lightning in a bottle, and therefore severely ramped up film audiences' expectations for his subsequent films. Just about anything will come up short compared to The Sixth Sense. While M. Night's films declined in quality after T.S.S. (with the exception of Signs being better than Unbreakable, IMO), the boning didn't occur until Lady in the Water. T.S.S. was awesome, Signs was pretty good, even The Village was OK (albeit predictable), but Lady in the Water was the point at which things went underwater. It wasn't even that much of a story, and M. Night's basing the movie on his kids' bedtime stories and casting himself as an integral character (instead of a quick cameo) came off as extremely self-indulgent. The Lady in the Water is a boned fish - pass the coleslaw, please! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 28, 2009, 10:10 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 The last one of his movies I bothered with as "Signs" and I liked how he was able to scare the audience with the unseen entities. I mean, at the theater I saw it in, I heard one guy yell 'I'm OUTTA HERE!' and actually RUN out of the theater with a friend never to return even though this was totally taking place on a movie screen. Still, I agree that water ending was a bit flawed- and I also thought it was odd that they kept referring to Mel Gibson's minister character as 'Father' even though it's well known that Catholic priests called that aren't allowed to wed or acknowledge offspring. Moreover, I thought it a bit much that Gibson's character would STILL consider Shyamalan's character a friend- despite him having fatally run over the minister's late wife! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 4:14 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Love this guy. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on September 22, 2009, 11:37 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Most of Signs was great. The way that the paranoia was manipulated in the buildup was fantastic. But then, the payoff is pathetic - fake looking aliens who can be defeated with water? Aliens who are brilliant enough to be able to travel between the stars, but not smart enough to know what all that blue stuff on the surface of this planet is? Please. (And don't get me started on "The Village") -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on August 7, 2009, 12:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 I liked The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable. When I saw Unbreakable in the theatre, at the end it states how Mr Glass was sentenced to so many years in prison, etc. We're standing up to leave and the lady in front of us leaves over to her husband and asks "Was this a true story?" I burst out laughing right in her face. -- Submitted By: (rick283) on May 9, 2009, 11:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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