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Knock at the Cabin | Official trailer

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  1. [4]
    cloud_loud
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    M. Night Shyamalan started his comeback strong with The Visit and Split. The Visit was fine, but Split was genuinely great. And then he went on another downward trend with Glass and Old. This...

    M. Night Shyamalan started his comeback strong with The Visit and Split. The Visit was fine, but Split was genuinely great.

    And then he went on another downward trend with Glass and Old. This looks a lot better than either of those films though.

    I will say for as much as people talk about The Village being the start of Shyamalan’s downfall, I actually think it’s his masterpiece. I think a lot of its negative reputation comes from people expecting a horror movie (as back then it was marketed as such) but we ended up getting a gothic romance. I think it’s beautifully written (twist and all), it’s gorgeously shot, and the score is just incredible.

    It’s a shame that was poorly reviewed when it came out. I think, had it not been poorly reviewed, Shyamalan would have continued to make great films. But he got too hung up on negative reviews which is why he made Lady in the Water. An anti-critic film. Which is genuinely terrible. And then he just couldn’t find his footing.

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    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      I thought The Village was actually pretty decent too. Lady in the Water, The Happening, Last Airbender, and After Earth are objectively terrible, undeniable awful, and thoroughly indefensible...

      I thought The Village was actually pretty decent too. Lady in the Water, The Happening, Last Airbender, and After Earth are objectively terrible, undeniable awful, and thoroughly indefensible though, IMO.

      p.s. The Rifftrax for The Happening is one of the funniest they have ever made though. So at least there is one way to actually enjoy that dumpster fire of a film. :P

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        cloud_loud
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        Depending on whether you believe Shyamalan or not, he says Happening is an intentional nod to b-movies.

        Depending on whether you believe Shyamalan or not, he says Happening is an intentional nod to b-movies.

        1. cfabbro
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          Eh. That's way too easy of an excuse for any time a director makes a bad horror film. And even if it was truly meant to be an homage to B-movies, it should still be entertaining. But The Happening...

          Eh. That's way too easy of an excuse for any time a director makes a bad horror film. And even if it was truly meant to be an homage to B-movies, it should still be entertaining. But The Happening wasn't so bad it was good, it was so bad it was practically unbearable to watch.

  2. AugustusFerdinand
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    Hmm... On the negative side: M. Night "What a twist!" Shyamalan On the positive side: Dave Bautista I'll wait for it to hit a streaming service.

    Hmm...

    On the negative side: M. Night "What a twist!" Shyamalan

    On the positive side: Dave Bautista

    I'll wait for it to hit a streaming service.

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