Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Let's just say he didn't like the movie.

Rex Reed reviews M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water:
As vacation time nears, it is safe to say that no matter how rotten things get on the big screen during the rest of the summer, the worst of it is over. Hollywood cannot pollute the ozone with anything more idiotic, contrived, amateurish or sub-mental than Lady in the Water. This piece of pretentious, paralyzing twaddle is the latest in a series of head-scratchers by the incompetent, self-delusional M. Night Shyamalan. He’s the writer, producer and director, and terrible at all three, but if that isn’t bad enough, this time he has even gone one further and cast himself in one of the roles. I am here to tell you he is about as camera-ready as the corpse that Tommy Lee Jones dragged across the cactus in Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. In a war of wits, brains, imagination and talent, Mr. Shyamalan would be defenseless.
And then it starts to go downhill.

I didn't much like Signs but I thought Unbreakable was great and Sixth Sense was very good. He's billed as writer and director for both of those. Maybe he's just got a neurodegenerative disorder.
I don't really care for scary movies, but I do get a kick out of vicious reviews.
Definitely. Henchmen are the only way to go. Them and writing under a psuedonym.
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