Worst M Night Shyamalan plot twist (SPOILERS)

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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 (one year ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 01:50 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

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

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

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 04:38 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

which one of these is The Last Airbender

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:07 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Simon H., Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:30 (one year ago) link

yeah signs is tight as hell except the twist tbh

boobie, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 22:33 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Glass was like a 2 hour bottle episode

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

....great premise..?

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

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:01 (one year ago) link

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:56 (one year ago) link

Glass

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

Which retroactively ruins Unbreakable

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 November 2019 01:14 (one year ago) link

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

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:48 (one year ago) link

oic. So you have Glass up there twice.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 14 November 2019 02:51 (one year ago) link

Multiple twists

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

None of which land

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

one year passes...

ok I keep seeing the trailer for his new movie, about a beach that makes people age really fast. in one scene there's a boy who's 6, then in the next he's like 15. my question is, do the clothes and shoes grow with him? no I will not watch the movie to find out

frogbs, Monday, 12 July 2021 03:40 (two weeks ago) link

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

I'm gonna assume you meant to post this in a thread about This American Life

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 12 July 2021 03:49 (two weeks ago) link

Lotsa teens visiting that beach so they can appear old enough to drink

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 July 2021 11:56 (two weeks ago) link

What's the plot twist in Old gonna be?

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:45 (one week ago) link

“IT’S ACTUALLY A GOOD MOVIE WITH A COMPELLING, WELL CONSIDERED PLOT!”

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 00:16 (one week ago) link

I predict they get old and die but then are reborn again, repeating, in essence eternal life, but ... only on that magic beach?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

When you go to this beach, your body gets older but your clothes just get bigger, meanwhile you have to trim your nails like crazy.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:35 (one week ago) link

ending cuts to Don in the Mad Men finale, contemplating a bottle of sunscreen

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:00 (one week ago) link

I'm not going to see this, just as I haven't seen his last .. six movies? Seven? But I looked up the ending and ... nah.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 July 2021 12:57 (one week ago) link

same, I was curious how this one ended and...yeah, movies like this maybe shouldn't try to explain things

frogbs, Friday, 23 July 2021 13:39 (one week ago) link

spoilers for the graphic novel (and by extension the movie)

syntactically frustrating ending summary from an AV Club comment: "In the comic everyone dies of old age and the comic ends with the toddler pregnant and in the body of a 20-year old alone on the beach who will also inevitably die." Not exactly shocking they didn't go with that for their PG-13 genre movie but the real ending sounds a lot sillier

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Friday, 23 July 2021 13:48 (one week ago) link

Plot summary of Old seems to echo Death Stranding a fair bit.

I have to say, I really liked The Visit and I hate most of his films I've seen.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:03 (one week ago) link

The beach is also visited by rapper Mid-Size Sedan

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:06 (one week ago) link

The beach is also visited by rapper Mid-Size Sedan

xpost GODDAMMIT

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:08 (one week ago) link

lol

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:10 (one week ago) link

as someone who’s actually seen it, I’m just gonna state that yes, the ending is a bit silly but is a bit better when seen?

Also found a lot of it surprisingly moving which says a lot considering the dialogue in this, attribute that to pandemic mindshare if you want

Also Shyamalan really knows his way around a camera, so yeah he just needs to be around more human beings so he knows how hu-mahns talk

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:20 (one week ago) link

Just imagine what Shyamalan and Christopher Nolan might achieve if they ever deigned to let someone with actual writing acumen write their movies.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:22 (one week ago) link

if Shyamalan had directed Adaptation with same script / actors, would that have been good? not convinced.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:24 (one week ago) link

as someone who’s actually seen it, I’m just gonna state that yes, the ending is a bit silly but is a bit better when seen?

easier to make fun of the wiki summary

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:28 (one week ago) link

does Mid-Size Sedan become a Full-Size Sedan

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:29 (one week ago) link

I've always liked him as a director. He has a good eye. Just as a writer he's pretty uneven and silly and awkward. That's really what kneecaps a lot of his stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 July 2021 14:48 (one week ago) link

NOVELTY T-SHIRT: Life's a Beach and Then You Die

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN: hmm

— Sen. Lemon Gogurt (R - MS) (@Ugarles) July 25, 2021

frogbs, Monday, 26 July 2021 02:56 (four days ago) link


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