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Shyamalan
« on: April 14, 2007, 05:23:13 PM »
Evening, everyone.  Long time reader, second time poster...

I would like to see ANY M. Night Shamalamadingdong movie riffed.

Sixth Sense has a wide open possiblity,

Unbreakable (or Unbearable as it's known in my family)

Signs (the entire climax is comedic enough)

The Village!  (I need not say more.)

I haven't witnessed "Lady in the Water" yet, but I'll just assume the worst.

Oh and, I've always imagined "A Few Good Men" as a Rifftrax...unsure why.  :-",
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 05:28:39 PM »
I can picture M. Night now: My movie is a rifftrax? WHAT A TWIST!"
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 05:38:00 PM »
i liked sixth sense. i found signs so ridiculously stupid and feeble that i stopped watching his damn movies after that.

i think "signs" would be an interesting choice, i'd totally be into that. and not least because mr. m. night shammalammadingdong has this, like, obsession with critics and how they're undermining his wonderful, beauteous vision of cinematic perfection, if he hears one of his movies got riffed he might pull a joe don or a sandy. which would be damn fun in its own right.


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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 06:18:57 PM »
Unbreakable is an awesome movie.  I'm a fan of his.
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 07:28:01 PM »
I hate all of his movies.  I don't know, he just seems so pretentious to me.  I hate the way he's all "See what I did. I'm so clever!" blah blah. Your movie was dumb.  I figured out the amusing twist from the first 15 minutes.  The symbolism was a little bit trying to hard and you're not as great as you think you are.  Thank you.

That being said, I think Sixth Sense has been made fun of so much already that it'd be hard to do in a new way but I'd watch it anyway.
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007, 08:21:39 PM »
I hate all of his movies.  I don't know, he just seems so pretentious to me.  I hate the way he's all "See what I did. I'm so clever!" blah blah. Your movie was dumb.  I figured out the amusing twist from the first 15 minutes.  The symbolism was a little bit trying to hard and you're not as great as you think you are.  Thank you.

100% agree. I think Signs would work better because it's cornier, though. It's got aliens for chrissake, very lame aliens. The problem is that Signs has a thorny combination of pathetic attempts at humor and long, drawn-out empty scenes. It makes fun of itself in a way, and I think movies that end up doing that steal a bit of the thunder of anyone trying to riff them.


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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 08:27:19 PM »
I hate all of his movies.  I don't know, he just seems so pretentious to me.  I hate the way he's all "See what I did. I'm so clever!" blah blah. Your movie was dumb

I suppose I can see that, I feel the same way about Wes Anderson.  The 'twist' in The Village was pretty clear even from the previews and I think Signs needs a few viewings to get but it amazes me how people have just completely turned on him.

That said, I'll never understand why Unbreakable didn't get the same explosion in popularity on DVD that Shawshank did though, it's genius if you ask me.
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007, 08:45:01 PM »
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it amazes me how people have just completely turned on him.
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i would pick lady in the water


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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2007, 08:49:55 PM »
I've only seen a couple Shyamalan films, of course Sixth Sense being one of them, which to be honest I couldn't imagine making all that good a riff. Some of those scenes were genuinely creepy!

Signs sounds like a better choice, the only part in that movie that made me jump was when...
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Mel Gibson seems like a prime target for riffing as well!


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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2007, 08:52:41 PM »
it amazes me how people have just completely turned on him.

I for one wanted to find him and do all kinds of unspeakably brutal things to him after seeing The Village.

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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2007, 08:54:21 PM »
"move children"

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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2007, 08:57:11 PM »
"Vamanos!" is a genuinely funny part of the movie.  :D


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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2007, 09:12:03 PM »
Both those characters are just so odd, it's really interesting to re-watch it.
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2007, 02:42:08 AM »

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I for one wanted to find him and do all kinds of unspeakably brutal things to him after seeing The Village.


I agree with the "Village" and the consequences M Night should have paid for such a tragedy against nature.
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Re: Shyamalan
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2007, 04:10:16 AM »
The Lady in the Water was not that bad, although that is maybe only because I really like Paul Giamati (sp) so much.   The whole fairy tale thing was a bit much and every bedtime story for your kids do not need to be filmed.

The Villiage was pretty bad and predictible. 

Signs would be PERFECT rifftrax fodder.

I really liked Unbreakable a lot, great acting in it.

Never say The sixth sense.

Wide Awake was a cute film that probably no one saw.