I have to say I love Unbreakable. Saw it a year or two ago for the first time in probably 15 years and loved it.
Signs is a classic for me, too; a small scale, personal story. I have to say I disagree with @BAYLOR that it fell apart. For my taste, sure, I found the twist a little far-fetched at first, but seeing it again recently, I thought it was more a riff on spiritual beliefs. To interpret something that could have been pure co-incidence and interpretation as a miracle or a sign from God is really just in the eye of the beholder.
6th Sense is a classic chiller. His movies get patchy thereafter. The Village was decent and atmospheric but dragged a little bit. I don't remember Lady in the Water that well. I didn't hate The Happening, but it was underwhelming. And I thought After Earth didn't deserve the hate it got, although it was heavily flawed. I think his best late-era movie is Split, thanks mainly to James McEvoy's terrific performance. Glass was a massive letdown by comparison, for my taste.
I haven't got round to his TV show yet. Is it any good?
Good point @BAYLOR. I suppose that was why they ended up leaving, but they surely should have seen it from space and known what it was; unless they thought it was perhaps a different liquid they weren't allergic to. I forgot he was involved in Wayward Pines; I remember watching the pilot but nothing after that.Signs begs the quarto of, why would aliens who are allergic to water , invade a planet that's mostly water in the first place ?
After Earth is actual a pretty decent science Fiction film
I found Wayward Pines quite good. It had a nasty concept .It ran 2 season and 20 episodes. I think you'd like it .
Yes, @Guttersnipe, The Village just ran out of steam. I liked the eerie, Sleepy Hollow-style atmosphere, but it definitely wasted some fine actors in essentially bit part roles (Brody, Weaver, Gleason, Cherry Jones). I guess every creative is at the mercy of the advertisers, ultimately.He didn't direct Devil, but he did come up with the story. The Happening just made me laugh; the written dialogue could've been better and the actors didn't carry it well enough for me. The Village I didn't think was as bad, but it would've worked better as a romance than a horror film. I think less people would've been let down by the ending. Shyamalan himself said he didn't like the way it was advertised.
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