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No 3D this time, M?
If M. Night would just stroll over to the hundreds of IMDB comment pages for AIRBENDER he would see that about 5% are even approaching positive with above 5 out of 10 star ratings….the rest are all 1-2 stars and just ‘seat ripping’ rants about the film.
It was the same for THE HAPPENING and nearly as much for THE LADY IN THE WATER. He lives in a bubble and will not take any time to review his work with others. Even Stephen King says that not everything he writes should be published…and this certainly applies to M. Night….not everything you write should be put on film. Put is away. Let others review/make suggestions/edit.
My two sense worth.
Check out this hilarious scene from THE HAPPENING and make sure you watch it all the way to the end….the last five seconds are LMAO!!
Premise is interesting but trailer did not really deliver what I was expecting.
Also I think this is a bit too claustrophobic and myopic to really be feature length and not overburdensome? Maybe a short film..
And how does Night’s work keep selling when his returns are significantly inconsistent? How about giving some of the other thousands of unknowns a shot?
Agreed. I think I’d be embarrassed if someone I knew saw me waiting in line for an M. Night movie. But there won’t be a line, I guess. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t grown exhausted of his formula. You spend the first 90 minutes waiting for the twist and then the last 5 minutes feeling disappointed and angry because of the twist. On top of that, they obviously decided to cut costs by hiring terrible actors. I love it when interesting new talent shows up on screen, but all these folks just seem nervous to be doing their first movie.
The quick shot of the shadowy bad guy at the end of the trailer would be way more effective if every horror movie trailer didn’t end with a quick shot of a shadowy bad guy.
Can Mel Gibson’s punishment maybe be to call up Night and yell at him a little?
This movie looks to have more potential than the last four films Night directed, combined. Which is surprising considering how atrocious his writing has become. Goodness, could 2010 shape up to be Night’s biggest year since ‘Signs’??
This must be some new meaning of the word ‘hot’ that I was previously unaware of.
Looks awesome! Really intense.
Sorry, M. but after Airbender/The Happening/and Lady in the
Water I can’t part with any more money to see a movie with your name attached to the title.
From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan? Does Universal want anyone to go and see this?
I thought that ‘From The Mind of M. Night Pi’ was a bit pretentious too. Maybe I’ll start branding myself like that on my internet job applications.
He didn’t direct this so maybe there’s hope…even though he created the story and produced and had final cut. hmmmmmm maybe you’re right.
I’d be such an idiot to see another one of this hack’s movies.
Low budget concept, at least as it appears here. Somehow I’m not expecting Rosemary’s Baby in an elevator.
is there a cameo of mark wahlberg talking to a plastic plant? “hey plant. why are you killing people? say hi to your mother for me.”
This trailer will soon be pulled from all theaters (except in Plano, TX) as it’s too scary to be seen.
I’d say call it GOING DOWN, remove most of the substance from the trailer, and bait it to horror addicts and M. Night fans. Also run the trailer on certain adult websites, just to bring out the sex freaks who’ll mistake it for porn.
It SHOULD be called “Going Down” – absolutely right. Much better title.
Looks like an interesting premise and something different from the normal. Part thriller, mystery, and suspense (and likely leaves you a little puzzled at the end). Haven’t seen Airbender/The Happening/and Lady in the Water yet, but have enjoyed his other movies. Also looks like a must see preTV since has some scenes for the big screen.
Don’t recognize all but one of the actors in the elevators. Always like seeing new faces in pics.
barky bark – funny stuff…
It looks like it has potential. But I agree with the person who said he would be foolish to part with any more money for one of MNS’s movies. Sorry M. I’ll have to wait for a ton of positive reviews before I plunk down money to see this. good luck!
I can’t BELIEVE that guy is married to Christina Hendricks.
Dude, you’re telling me. I personally hate the sight of him now, as nice a guy as he may be.
Read the treatment. Interesting, but with no names. I will wait for netflix.
I’m surprised that somebody spent this much money cutting a trailer for a straight-to-dvd movie. Oh wait, it’s Uni? Figures. Another bomb. with DESPICABLE they had one in a row reversing course. Back to (lack of) biz as usual.
They should put Stuber at the top and get back into the 21st century.
M. Night is only producing but he didnt direct or write it. But at this point, I dont get why studios are still using his name to attract audiences when its going to do the exact opposite. And while this movie looks like it could be good, I’m going to wait until I see positive reviews.
I agree. Seems like they could gross an additional 20% simply by removing his name from above the title.
Who keeps giving this guy money to make movies?!?!
This is the kind of movie I want to see from M. Night. I had not heard of this at all, and I’m very excited for it now.
It had me interested, but it seems there are two kinds of trailers these days: Those that give away too much, and those that don’t give away enough. This was the latter. I lose interest when I don’t have any concept of what the mystery involves, because I can’t determine whether it’s worth my time, or just something stupid.
Is this about supernatural phenomenon, a psychotic killer, religiously-themed occurrences, aliens, or what?
Too evocative of 9/11. It will turn audiences off.
Seriously? Just because it takes place in a metropolis it’s “too evocative of 9/11?” Dinghole!
“Life Boat” in an elevator with a monster. Yawn.
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