January 22, 2017 by jacklovelace
M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie out, Split. Haven’t seen it yet.
Entertainment Weekly did a scorecard on his 10 previous movies.
They gave an F to Wide Awake which I don’t even remember.
A C grade to The Last Airbender that I avoided.
But I dispute their ratings on the movies I did see.
The tops are Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. I remember really enjoying Sixth Sense
but once you know the hook, why see it again? Unbreakable was ok but I don’t have any desire to revisit it.
Next is The Visit, his most recent movie that I thought was really enjoyable.
All the way down to fourth place is Signs, a movie I would put at the top.
I watch it every time it comes on. Gibson is great as usual. Cherry Jones is fine
as the cop. I even like Joaquin Phoenix, who I loathe on most any occasion.
Right behind Signs is The Village, a really interesting movie, not as good as its
concept but still good.
In the bottom rung they include After Earth, a dreadful movie, and Lady in the Water,
which is even worse.
But they also bury The Happening. I love The Happening. The spook concept is
well executed with a solid Wahlberg lead. Those people jumping off buildings is
I would put Signs and The Happening at the top, and enough reasons why I am always
curious to see what this interesting, flawed Night mind is going to come up with next.