Okay, you guys. You came that close, that close, to voting the same movie for Best and Worst Shyamalan film.
Best Shyamalan movie?
The Sixth Sense actually tied with Unbreakable for first place and, unfortunately, I haven’t seen either movie in a long time. But I loved The Sixth Sense when it came out. I liked the atmosphere. It was something different for Bruce Willis. The twist, at the time, took me by surprise. I haven’t watched it in a long time because I got burnt out on it a few years ago, but I really do like it a lot. On the other hand, I’ve only seen Unbreakable a couple of times, and while I liked it much better on the second viewing . . . I just don’t know it well enough to compare.
Interestingly enough, Signs and The Last Airbender tied for a very distant third place with two votes each. Signs is my own personal favorite Shyamalan film. Someday I’ll play the apologist and write up a whole review, but for now I’ll just say, “Move away, children! Vamanos!”
The Village, The Lady in the Water, and The Happening all tied for Total Loser Award with one vote each. I was sort of impressed that every film got a vote—though I believe The Happening was only picked because it was so hilarious to mock. (And clearly I can’t argue that logic, or Bloody Hearts wouldn’t even exist.)
Your least favorite film, on the other hand . . .
The Last Airbender won with ten votes or 35.71% of the vote. The Sixth Sense, on the other hand, the one that tied for first place? Yeah, that took second place with nine votes for Worst Shyamalan film.
Either this is an incredibly divisive movie, or someone out there is just fucking with me.
Third place goes to The Happening, although it didn’t receive nearly as many votes as I would have expected, only three, putting it in a very distant third place. Each movie got nominated at least once for Total Suckiness. The movies you appear to hate the least are Unbreakable and The Village.
It’s interesting. There seems to be a general consensus in the movie community that Shyamalan shouldn’t get to make any more movies. Seriously, the booing I heard for the Devil trailer (which he only produced) was just ridiculous. But there is apparently no consensus on which of his movies are awesome and which are awful. Even The Last Airbender, which won as the worst film, managed third place for best.
Art is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.