Worst M Night Shyamalan plot twist (SPOILERS)

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
"IT'S REALLY PRESENT DAY!" 10
"EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! ALIENS HATE WATER!" 6
"PLANTS EVOLVED TO KILL HUMANS" 3
"GLASS IS A MURDEROUS VILLAIN!" 2
"IT'S A SECRET UNBREAKABLE SEQUEL!" 2
"THE DEVIL IS THE OLD LADY!" 1
"THE HORDE'S DAD WAS KILLED IN THE UNBREAKABLE PLANE CRASH!" 0
"THOSE AREN'T YOUR GRANDPARENTS" 0
"FAIRYTALE TROPES ARE FALSE!" 0
"BRUCE WILLIS IS DEAD!" 0
"BRUCE WILLIS IS A GOVERNMENT OPERATIVE!" 0


Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:45 (eight months ago) link

I'd watch it if it was all the same movie.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 01:50 (eight months ago) link

Voted "IT'S REALLY PRESENT DAY!" because in addition to being stupid, I had figured it out from the trailer.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 02:22 (eight months ago) link

I voted for the secret Unbreakable sequel. Because it set up Glass which was horrible

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 03:04 (eight months ago) link

Aliens who are killed by water invade planet that's 70% water

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 03:16 (eight months ago) link

Signs made me so mad I've never seen any of his other movies and I feel incredibly lucky.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 03:17 (eight months ago) link

I saw Split cos it was dubbed his return to form and it was garbage.

Horror movies about dissociative identity disorders are never entertaining, just a laborious exercise for the lead actor.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 03:19 (eight months ago) link

Glass was great if you like three mutants bitching for an hour

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 03:19 (eight months ago) link

cryptosicko seconded, because I can’t be bothered to watch all this nonsense

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 04:38 (eight months ago) link

Might have to vote "THOSE AREN'T YOUR GRANDPARENTS" because that's what convinced a few people he had returned to form.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 04:40 (eight months ago) link

That being said, has any director who had one fluke success ever had so many "returns to form"?

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 04:41 (eight months ago) link

Signs made me so mad I've never seen any of his other movies and I feel incredibly lucky.


You gotta treat yourself to The Happening. Stock up on drinks and take plenty of breaks.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 04:54 (eight months ago) link

which one of these is The Last Airbender

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:07 (eight months ago) link

The twist for that one is that he'd never seen Avatar: The Last Airbender

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:11 (eight months ago) link

Signs is mostly a fine movie but it def has the worst twist.

Simon H., Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:30 (eight months ago) link

yeah signs is tight as hell except the twist tbh

boobie, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:33 (eight months ago) link

I guessed The Sixth Sense from the trailer and have never put myself through most of his shit but the plants one is fucking stupid and not even really a twist

Only Blob Can Judge Me (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:36 (eight months ago) link

sad that After Earth didn't have a twist, cos DJP mighta nailed it

Jaden is the father

― whelping at his sandpapery best (DJP), Monday, April 4, 2011 4:19 PM bookmarkflaglink

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:55 (eight months ago) link

I just realized that, prior to this poll, I haven't heard/read a single post-release utterance re: Glass. Must've been a helluva film.

I saw The Sixth Sense in the theater before there was even hubbub about a twist (and before Shyamalan became known colloquially as Mr. Twister, natch) and...yeah, I think I figured it out like half an hour in?

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:06 (eight months ago) link

Glass was like a 2 hour bottle episode

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:07 (eight months ago) link

having the Regal Unlimited plan makes me feel less guilty of seeing shit I know will suck

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:08 (eight months ago) link

yeah signs is tight as hell except the twist tbh
Agreed, but the two twists are so incredibly stupid they retroactively ruin everything that came before it.

The saddest thing is that if you'd stop watching right before the twists, you'd have a pretty neat and unique take on alien invasion movies, of how regular non-heroic people deal with something like that.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:16 (eight months ago) link

I still liked it cos 50s-esque sci-fi/horror is my wheelhouse

the "lol you had asthma and my wife died to save us from the aliens" though was pretty hilarious as a twist

The Lord works in mysterious ways - he's just a HUGE DICKHEAD

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:18 (eight months ago) link

Shyamalan's style always seems like he's come from some different planet where narrative conventions are different but he's injected a bunch of pathos on top as a disguise

And by different, I might just mean incredibly basic and dumb

mh, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:21 (eight months ago) link

You gotta treat yourself to The Happening. Stock up on drinks and take plenty of breaks.
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:54 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Such a great premise, and then ruined by Mark Wahlberg delivering dialogue in what seems to be a 5 year-old's cadence, full of wonder.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:32 (eight months ago) link

....great premise..?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 7 November 2019 01:14 (eight months ago) link

Signs is the most frustrating bc the shitty twist(s) ruin what was preciously a pretty enjoyable scary movie, making it the worst viewing experience of the M Nights I’ve seen. But going strictly by the terms of the poll gotta vote Village because it truly is The Worst Twist. Just so... incredibly... DUMB.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 7 November 2019 02:47 (eight months ago) link

The Happening is def the apex of this moron’s career and it is v v funny

Οὖτις, Thursday, 7 November 2019 03:27 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:01 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:01 (eight months ago) link

Wait, which one is “bruce willis is a government operative?”

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:56 (eight months ago) link

Glass

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 01:13 (eight months ago) link

Which retroactively ruins Unbreakable

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 01:14 (eight months ago) link

I kind of liked Unbreakable, but Glass is total trash.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:48 (eight months ago) link

oic. So you have Glass up there twice.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:51 (eight months ago) link

Multiple twists

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:54 (eight months ago) link

None of which land

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:55 (eight months ago) link


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