M. Night Shyamalan’s Next Movie

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:33 pm,

M. Night’s next movie, The Happening, sounds like it has the potential to be pretty good. For those of you unfamiliar with the movie, it will star Mark Wahlberg as a father who takes his family on the run as a result of a global crisis. I really hope that this movie is well written and does well as I like Shyamalan and think he is pretty gifted. The Sixth Sense genuinely surprised me and I thought that Unbreakable was a neat concept and an interesting take on the superhero genre.

Having said that, I hope that Shyamalan decides against his usual trick ending. It worked in his first two movies because he was new to the scene and no one expected them. I spent all of my time watching Signs and The Village looking for the surprise. Based off the review posted here, I didn’t even bother with Lady in the Water.

Hopefully, Shyamalan will drop the trick ending and put out just a straight thriller which seems to be where his talents lie.

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  1. His next one had better be good… the bloom is definitely off the rose with M. Night. Of course there’s nothing worse than starting at the top and then having to do even better. Same thing happened with the guys who did “Independence Day.”


  2. Boy, they really flubbed Godzilla didn’t they? Hard to believe anyone could mess that one up.

  3. Lady in the Water was a great movie which I really enjoyed. Shyamalans managed to combine several different ideas to bring together a scifi, fantasy, superhero type of movie all in one. Few can even begin to do that and even fewer can make it work.

    I think by trusting someone else’s option and not seeing the movie for yourself in the first place is a very childish. This is a great way to miss some good movies…

    I hope you will see Lady in the Water for yourself and see how Shyamalans style has evolved over the years. And I can’t wait to see his next one.

  4. Based off of your recommendation, I will see the movie Romek. It was the review here and what i perceived to be a general lowering in the level of the quality of his movies that made me skip it, not just the review.

  5. Yeah, but the thing about Unbreakable, it was one huge introduction of a superhero and that’s it. If they would have made a TV show afterwords, it would have been better. Sixth Sense, yeah, super awesome. The Village, yeah, it was ok. Lady In The Water was horrible. This one better be good.

  6. I think with “Unbreakable” it was either all the story he wanted to tell or he didn’t know how to sustain that level of storytelling without compromise. Did he actually reel himself in on this one? It’s supposedly based on a true story, so …. more true to life drama less fiction/fantasy. A hero doesn’t have to be super to be admirable.