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In Reply to: RE: Split is absolutely average, another miss by M Night Shallowman. thumbs down from me posted by PhilJ on January 21, 2017 at 14:04:54
He is a true one hit wonderwhosomehow manages to get financial backing for his endless turkeys. He's the only guy alive who is worse than Stephen King.
Back in the 1980's I read a few of King's novels.....and liked them. However the movie versions of same never had the same involvement for me. So....if the only exposure to King's work is through the movies,.....I could see the negative impression.
"The Stand" was an epic read. The TV mini-series version of that novel, I found to be lacking and not anywhere near as involving.
"The Dead Zone"...another turd of a movie but the novel was great.
Since then I generally don't bother to see any Stephen King movies, or that recent TV series (The Dome).
The Body (Stand By Me's inspiration)
Short Story inspiring Shawshank Redemption
The Dead Zone
And yea, a lot of dreck. Let's never mention The Langoliers
"E Burres Stigano?"
Outside of "seeing dead people" what was the other Night goodie?
Unbreakable was pretty good - not great, but pretty good.
The visit until half(?) way in when we figured out the twist (which both Mrs. Nasty and I had suspected earlier). I guess the second then would be composed of a few good moments here and there from several movies of his. But yea, the seeing all them dead peeps movie was his only certifiable # uno.
"E Burres Stigano?"
Signs. I enjoyed that one. Signs and Sense. The rest pretty much suck.
King has supplied enough material for decades worth of great films still to be made.
Shyamalan is a sham.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
so one hit makes up for lots of flops.
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