The Five Awful Movies: The Village, Lady In The Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth M. Night Shyamalan, whose name is about as impenetrable as his filmography, must be in the "staring long and hard into the mirror" phase of his career. What happened to me? What have I become? Why won't the critics cut me a break? Is this the story, after all, of a director who got lucky two or three times and accidently made good movies, and has Shyamalan ploughed onwards, blissfully unaware that he's suffering from writer's block? Given that he's just made five of the all-time worst movies in existence, that theory makes a lot of sense. So let's go back to that question a fictional M. Night Shyamalan posed to himself earlier: Why won't the critics cut me a break? I think, deep down, every movie critic would genuinely love to write a good review for one of your latest movies - the feeling of doing so would be akin to curing a leper! The problem is, Shy (can I call you Shy?), is that you're not a particular good writer. You're a talented director, that's for sure, but your screenplays... not so much. If this guy makes another bad movie, though, we're getting into Ed Wood territory. Tred super carefully. Like this article? Who have we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
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