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Director and Composer => M. Night Shyamalan => Topic started by: SkarpoTheSorcerer on June 23, 2008, 11:25:01 AM

Title: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: SkarpoTheSorcerer on June 23, 2008, 11:25:01 AM
After i had seen The Happening, i thought it was Night's most disappointing film, after reading all the bad reviews and the reactions on Imdb boards i was certain it's going to suck, but regardless of that i saw it in the theatre with a friend, and we both hated it, and im a Night fan! so im interested to see what Shyamalan's fans think about it.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on June 23, 2008, 12:11:15 PM
I would agree that The Happening is Night's most disappointing film - however, I don't really see the hate for it. It would take a couple paragraphs to explain my feelings about this movie, so I am just going to leave it at that for now.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: GothMan on June 23, 2008, 05:16:57 PM
Maybe his most disappointing movie but it's not bad at all. Just different.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: DILinator on June 24, 2008, 09:31:00 AM
While The Happening may have been a minor disappointment for me, I wasn't even as let down as I was after Unbreakable.  And at least I like both of those movies despite being disappointed a little.  LITW is easily by far the most disappointing film of Shyamalan's in my opinion.  The only caveat is that I went into it with low expectations, so it wasn't as big of a let down after watching it as Unbreakable, or possibly The Happening. 
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Rohan on June 26, 2008, 07:57:59 PM
None of his films are disappointment to me. Again, I don't see the money in the box office window. I see the quality and creativity of this writer and director.

Rohan
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: mnightfan4lyfe on June 26, 2008, 08:40:38 PM
I have seen all Night's films except for the Happening, but I have never been disappointed in any of them to be honest. They're all very inspiring.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Prince111 on June 28, 2008, 04:52:29 PM
The Village is the worst for me.  Hands down.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: adelaide on June 28, 2008, 06:07:29 PM
He has not done one!!!
After i had seen The Happening, i thought it was Night's most disappointing film, after reading all the bad reviews and the reactions on Imdb boards i was certain it's going to suck, but regardless of that i saw it in the theatre with a friend, and we both hated it, and im a Night fan! so im interested to see what Shyamalan's fans think about it.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: San Jose Shark on June 28, 2008, 07:35:22 PM
Lady in the Water for me. This is my list from favorite to least favorite as of right now.

The Happening
Signs
The Sixth Sense
Unbreakable
The Village
Lady in the Water
Wide Awake
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Erik on June 29, 2008, 06:24:16 AM
I agree with Dr. Malcome Crowe and GothMan. It is his most dissapointing movie, but still not a bad movie!
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Sri HK on July 05, 2008, 10:46:25 PM
While The Happening may have been a minor disappointment for me, I wasn't even as let down as I was after Unbreakable.  And at least I like both of those movies despite being disappointed a little.  LITW is easily by far the most disappointing film of Shyamalan's in my opinion.  The only caveat is that I went into it with low expectations, so it wasn't as big of a let down after watching it as Unbreakable, or possibly The Happening. 

You were dissapointed with Unbreakable?  :o
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: steinmansbrain on July 06, 2008, 06:23:21 AM
While The Happening may have been a minor disappointment for me, I wasn't even as let down as I was after Unbreakable.  And at least I like both of those movies despite being disappointed a little.  LITW is easily by far the most disappointing film of Shyamalan's in my opinion.  The only caveat is that I went into it with low expectations, so it wasn't as big of a let down after watching it as Unbreakable, or possibly The Happening. 

You were dissapointed with Unbreakable?  :o

Lol Yeah I know what's up with that?? Unbreakable is quite possible the best film ever made!


But yeah The Happening is also my most disappointing film.

Not just by Night either. Just one of the worst films i've ever seen.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on July 06, 2008, 02:08:49 PM
I don't think it's dissapointing, none of his films are.  So I guess I can't really answer that question very well.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Unbroken on July 07, 2008, 11:59:09 AM
The Happening didn't disappoint me that much, probably because I adjusted my expectations after hearing negative things from fellow fans.

Lady in the Water was the most disappointing - but only because I thought it would be one of the most amazing movies I'd ever see, and it turned out that the overall execution of a brilliant idea didn't quite match up to it, in my opinion at least. So I was disappointed by Lady in the Water, even though I actually like it now a whole lot more.

I'd even say that Lady in the Water is superior to The Happening in many respects, it is a lot more evocative, but The Happening didn't let me down. It was better than I expected, although it didn't affect me much.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Decadent Sympozium on July 07, 2008, 05:31:31 PM
What exactly dissapoints you people in Happening?

In my opinion, the only possible really bad point, if you care, is the acting as whole (except for the old woman).

Now (what I believe is the correct view, and I beg to see any understandable argument negating me), the point of his work with Happening is the "Happening". Definition of Happening: an event that often occurs in a way that is unexpected or hard to explain. read this definition few more times and try to compare it with the movie content. Now, do you know how people react to a thing that is unexpected and hard to explain? In raw, rugged and quick manner, defined by instinct and their own major points of personality. The happening is a movie with theme that is, by nature, raw. As raw as it can get. How would you react to a sight of mass suicide? Would you not run if someone shouted that it's coming with the wind? Would you go through epic introspective if a man fell of the roof near you, or your companions get shot-gunned nearyou out of nowhere? You-would-get-raw.

The Happening is the type of movie (note that it's incredibly darker than his previous work, and an absolute opposition to Lady in the Water, in ALL possible ways), and the plot itself, in profile fits perfectly into any of the Stephen King's work (and if you didn't read King's work, you're thousand lightyears behind in terms of culture). In fact, it's similar to some of his titles and short stories. Comparing it with King only makes it so much greater, above the average. Yes, it didn't stun as other movies he did, and that's because it's made uncommon - as King does - with the cruical difference that King takes the role of writting dead-serious while Shyamalan negated the importance of acting -> Which can be, perhaps, with the intention of trying to focus you into the happening, and not the people involved, sort of, leading you straight into the theme, and not covering up with intercharacterism.

Alternatively, to back up this theory, listen to howard's compositions. Dark and raw. Led by nasty cello. NO known melodical magic and soothening strings, harp, violins, keys...
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: ALF on July 09, 2008, 02:38:41 AM
The sixth sense is the most disappointing Night film for me.

I won't say that The Happening disappointed me, maybe it surprised me, but those are different feelings. I was expecting something different, but I liked the movie, and I'm sure I'll love this movie after some time. Yesterday I saw it again, and I liked it more than the first time. I just told about this some days before: This movie needs time to be understood by all the public and critics. It remembers me the same feeling I had the first time I saw Hitchcok's Birds, and now I love it and maybe it's my favourite Hitchcock's movie.

The most disappointing film for me was The sixth sense, because once you've discovered all the truth it has no sense to see it again. I have a strange theory about why I don't like that movie, but I can resume it saying this: I don't like it that much because it's a trick to surprise thje espectator. Let's do this, I'll write my theory on the Thread about the movie, ok?
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Erin on July 09, 2008, 06:22:44 AM
Hi everyone ! Let's me introduce myself cos it's my first reply here.  I'm French so maybe my english isn't the best of the world. I love every single movie directed by M Night Shyamalan but Unbreakable dissapointed me a bit cos I don't know what but something is missing for me . I liked it very much but not like the other ones . It's a bit slow , too slow . But there is somthing else I can't explain at the moment I don't like. Maybe the story I think.

I'm surprised AFL because I just watched The sixth sense yesterday for the second time in a week and I 've found some little things that I've not noticed before. There was another dimension even if you know the truth cos once you know the truth, you can look for some clues in the movie, understand some things that you just don"t see the first time .
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: ALF on July 09, 2008, 07:42:14 AM
Hi Erin, welcome to the site. We're neighbours, I'm from Spain  :)
I know what you mean about The sixth sense, I've seen it more times, but I don't know, there's something I don't like in this movie, because I felt that without those cinematographic triks the story was impossible. Let me reflect about this and I'll post my thought about this movie in its own thread, in order to discuss with whoever who wants about this ideas.

Anyway, I liked the movie, but just the first time I saw it.
About Unbreakable, I like it, even if it's slow.

Welcome again.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Erin on July 09, 2008, 08:11:06 AM
Thanx :)

Don't you think the same thing about Unbreakable ? Because even if the story is more possible than the sixth sense, this movie is from something deep in the mind. The sixth sense is about our emotions and  our thoughts about death. Personnally, this movie attracted my heart cos I've this kind of imagination about death and dead people .
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: ALF on July 10, 2008, 07:55:22 AM
Hi Erin,
I don't talk about the story, I love both (Unbreakable and Sixth sense), I just don't like very much The sixth sense because of how is it made. The final surprise is that THe doctor is dead, and whole the story he was dead, but actually it's impossible that he doesn't realize it during the film, and that's what I don't like, the film for me is a trick.

I promise to post this "point of view" in the Sixth sense section, as soon as I arrive to home and have some minutes to write it correctly.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: Erin on July 10, 2008, 10:01:17 AM
Okay I understand what you mean.
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: DILinator on July 11, 2008, 02:32:09 PM
While The Happening may have been a minor disappointment for me, I wasn't even as let down as I was after Unbreakable.  And at least I like both of those movies despite being disappointed a little.  LITW is easily by far the most disappointing film of Shyamalan's in my opinion.  The only caveat is that I went into it with low expectations, so it wasn't as big of a let down after watching it as Unbreakable, or possibly The Happening. 

You were dissapointed with Unbreakable?  :o

Lol Yeah I know what's up with that?? Unbreakable is quite possible the best film ever made!

To each their own....  I just watched it again the other night, and liked it even more than I had in my previous two viewings, but I'd still place it around The Happening, below Signs, The Village, and The Sixth Sense.  I believe I stated above why as well, and that I answered the question based on my first viewing, what I brought into it, and how I felt afterwards.  Using those criterion, it was the most disappointing to me.  I still really like it though, definitely more than LITW. 
Title: Re: Most disappointing Night film?!
Post by: marco on July 12, 2008, 09:02:25 AM
Even if I liked it,I would say The Happening,because except for some beautiful and stylish scenes (people who stop and start walking backwards and a little more ones) it hasn't conveyed the same feelings and emotions of his other movies to me.