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Title: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 17, 2008, 09:48:44 PM
I just watched the special features for Unbreakable and there was a lot of talk by the producers and Night about making a realistic superhero story.  For the first few years of superhero films they tried to be slightly realistic, but never quite pulled it off-except for the X-Men in my opinion, but here Night was, making a superhero movie with a heart, and if there were to be superheroes in the world, this is what they'd be like.  He was ahead of his time.  It wasn't until Batman Begins, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and the Dark Knight, and superhero movies that are yet to come, that they tried to be as realistic as possible, and here Night was doing it 8 years ago.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: G3xmeister on January 11, 2009, 01:35:45 PM
I had never thought about that. I'm a Batman-fan myself, and I hang around on superheroforums alot, and the main thing people seem to like the best with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight is the realism.

That's what I enjoyed so much about Unbreakable. We never really got to know if he truly had superpowers or if it was just something he was pushed into thinking. There are certainly things that spoke towards him actually having powers, but then again.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Namaste on January 11, 2009, 10:23:12 PM
Shyamalan has been quoted as saying that movies like the village won't be truly appreciated for at least 10 yrs after their release. I believe it.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: ALF on January 14, 2009, 04:07:42 AM
Hi there, long time since my last post.

I've already said many times that many aspects of Shyamalan movies will be admirated with time, when specialists will look behind to know who was the first director who.... and they'll find out that it was M.Night Shyamalan. We should be proud of living in the age of Shyamalan, as my parents lived in the Hitchcok's times. They talk to me about those movies like I'll talk to my childrens about Shyamalan's movies.

He's someone important in the cinema industry, and people will study how he introduced new ideas to that industry, like I studied Hitchcok when I was at the university.


This is my first post in 2009, so HAPPY NEW YEAR for you all ;D
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 11, 2009, 01:28:15 PM
It'll be interesting to see what the next generation thinks.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: standtall on February 11, 2009, 10:23:14 PM
I agree. I was a big fan of the TV series "Heroes" during its first season. I was enthralled by the idea of ordinary folks discovering their super-powers.

I didn't realize until recently that Night was 7 yrs ahead of the curve.

Super-heroes like Iron Man, Bat Man and X-Men aren't the same for me. Brilliant scientist, rich playboys and mutants aren't ORDINARY to me. I may enjoy their stories, but we have very little in common. They live in two different worlds. But David Dunne. It is different. In fact, I've lived in the same kind of home he did in Philly!


standtall
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 12, 2009, 01:52:50 PM
I understand what you're saying standtall, completely, you need people you can relate too, which almost always leads to a better story.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: standtall on February 13, 2009, 01:34:51 AM
Mr. Glass:

His EVERYMAN persona(secret identity) is huge for me. Unbreakable is my favorite all-time movie now. I just became a huge fan of the movie. I've probably watched the movie at least dozen times. I used to wonder when I'd heard about someone watching a movie over and over. Now that person is me.  I'm a little late to  the party...but I'm sticking around.

I'm a fan that would love to see a sequel.


standtall
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Namaste on February 13, 2009, 09:15:12 PM
We would all love to see a sequel, but the reality of it is that a sequel would never live up to our expectations. I think Shyamalan knows that, and doesn't want to ruin the world created by the original movie which continues in our hearts and minds.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: standtall on February 15, 2009, 01:35:57 AM
Namaste:

If "expectations" {fear of} are the reason...then that would be disappointing.

Generally recognized great sequels include: Godfather II and Empire Strikes Back.

It makes more sense to me that M. Night has nothing more to tell us...or he didn't connect with the story any more...

standtall
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Namaste on February 15, 2009, 11:31:12 PM
or as Shyamalan would say, "i didnt wanna be thinking about that thing at that point in my life."
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: marco on February 16, 2009, 09:11:27 AM
I think that a sequel is not necessary.I mean,the movie ends in a great way,where everything is clear and both David and Elijah have found their purpose in life.It's perfect.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: standtall on February 16, 2009, 11:29:25 PM
I feel Unbreakable is pretty much a  "perfect" movie as well. But I do think there is potential to tell more...I'm a gambler. I'd love to see M. Night to develop the story further...



standtall

 
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 28, 2009, 01:52:03 PM
I was just thinking about  this, all of Night's movies end just when they seem like they should be starting. 
The Sixth Sense-he understands his gift, now he's going to use it.
Unbreakble-He finds his powers, now he's going to fight the bad guys.
Signs-he's drawn closer to God, and is now going back to being a priest.
The Village-they've saved Lucius, now they're going to get married.
Lady In The Water-the Narf has come, now they're going to do what they were meant to.
The Happening-still haven't figured that one out yet.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Namaste on May 01, 2009, 12:49:45 PM
In the happening they've finally realized they really do love each other. And uhm..that they had better be more respectful of mother nature. btw, please warn people before putting spoilers in your post.
Title: Re: M. Night Shyamalan-Ahead of His Time
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 19, 2009, 03:49:10 PM
Woops, forgot about that, sorry guys.