The following is an opinion piece about M. Night Shyamalan, wondering whatever happened to this guy. If you’d rather read about The Vampire Diaries, click here.
Although people who really know me and what I’ve said about this man over recent years might not believe me, I really am happy for M. Night Shyamalan.
Last weekend, his had his first box office No. 1 hit since 2004 with the James McAvoy film Split. And even now, there’s buzz about him maybe even stepping in to direct an episode of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
So for the first time in a long time, things are on the up and up for Shyamalan. But I’m not going to hold my breath on how long that might last.
I’m sure you and I have something pretty big in common: We first fell in love with Shyamalan because of his 1999 film The Sixth Sense. Although Shyamalan didn’t invent the crazy twist scenario, he sure picked the right period to unveil it. I mean, some of the more popular movies of that period was American Beauty with its what I like to call “double pump” twist, and one of my favorite twist films of all time – The Others, with Nicole Kidman and a pre-Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston.