Shyamalan ‘not just about gimmicks’

Say whatever you want to say or rant about M.Night Shyamalan, but it seems like Jackson Rathbone is standing shoulder to shoulder with M.Night Shyamalan from the beginning and defending the director.  Jackson recently had the chance to sit with and do some talking.

 Jackson Rathbone has said that there is more to M. Night Shyamalan’s work than plot turns and gimmicks. Rathbone also told Digital Spy that his Last Airbender director, whose early films The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable featured twist endings, was “amazing” to work with.
“People say he does twists in all his movies but where really was the twist in Signs?” he said. “It’s kind of hard to say that there’s a gimmick to his work, it’s not that, he tells a story so compelling that you’re on the edge of your seat all the way through the film.”

On Shyamalan’s approach to The Last Airbender, which is based on the popular Nickelodeon children’s TV show, Rathbone said: “What he was able to put into the live-action adaptation was a condensed version of the animated series. It was fun, it was amazing to get to work with a director of Night’s calibre, someone we’ve respected and admired for years now. We’re waiting for his next film to get out and see what he was going to do next.”

Do you agree or disagree with Jackson Rathbone?


  1. I agree as well.

    I never really knew about him till he became Sokka and it was pointed out to me that he was in Twilight and Criminal Minds. Both of which I saw and just didn’t realize it was the same person. It’s funny though because when I first saw Twilight he was my favorite vamp the instant I saw him. Loved the “stuck a key in a socket and got electrocuted” look. lol Actually he had that same type of look when he played that character in Criminal Minds as well but I’m not very good at remembering faces. lol
    But now, I will most certainly remember him along with the others because of TLA.

Comments are closed.