Director Review – M. Night Shyamalan

After recently watching both The Village and Lady in the Water back-to-back, I have taken upon myself to do a new style of movie review. These “Director Reviews” will focus on a handful of movies that share a common director, while illuminating his or her overall style and talents, as well as how each film compares to each other. Mr. Shyamalan will naturally be the first, as he served as the inspiration for this category. I will begin by giving mini reviews for each of the films, being Lady in the Water, Unbreakable, The Village, and The Sixth Sense, then work into a review of M. Night Shyamalan himself and how his style permeates each of these movies (and I will touch on his others as well, however, I must say I have not seen The Last Airbender). Hopefully this will serve as a slightly more optimistic review for Mr. Shyamalan, seeing as his last several films have flopped in the critic department.
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