I’m really, really torn at the news the M Night Shyamalan’s next fild is to be Glass, a direct sequel to Unbreakable.
For me, Shyamalan is the perfect example of the law of diminishing returns.
I saw Sixth Sense and thoroughly enjoyed it – yes, I saw the twist coming and, in the weeks following, accidentally ruined the twist for three of my friends by assuming they’d already seen it.
I watched and loved Unbreakable – both Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis were superb and the understated superhero elements worked perfectly.
Signs was okay although an alien race that was basically allergic to water not realising the Earth was pretty much covered in the stuff let the whole thing down.
The Village bored the crap out of me (apart from Bryce Dallas Howard who was great) and the reveal was just so disappointing.
Lady In The Water I remember next to nothing about apart from the dreadful CGI grass dogs – was there something about a murder?
But it was The Happening that killed my interest in Shyamalan’s work. It was just terrible and it was at that point that I said to Mrs Earth-Prime that I’d given up on the man’s films and I’ve seen nothing by him since.
Now, though, news of an Unbreakable sequel has me interested. Is it going to be a return to form? Or just another downward step? With a release date the best part of two years in the future, I guess we’ll wait and see.