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Split is absolutely average, another miss by M Night Shallowman. thumbs down from me

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Posted on January 21, 2017 at 14:04:54
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There is never a reason to see anything he does....., posted on January 21, 2017 at 14:21:16
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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.




 

he must save his magic to convince the bankers :), posted on January 21, 2017 at 15:45:53
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As opposed to M Night Shyhamalamaham's 1-2 good movies, at least King has:, posted on January 21, 2017 at 16:40:31
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The Shining
'salem's Lot
Green Mile
The Body (Stand By Me's inspiration)
Short Story inspiring Shawshank Redemption
Carrie
The Dead Zone
Misery
11-22-63
Apt Pupil
The Stand

And yea, a lot of dreck. Let's never mention The Langoliers
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Indeed! There is/should not be any comparison between the two..., posted on January 21, 2017 at 20:42:41
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King has supplied enough material for decades worth of great films still to be made.

Shyamalan is a sham.


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My appoligies for not being familiar with all King's work . . ., posted on January 23, 2017 at 14:58:22
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Outside of "seeing dead people" what was the other Night goodie?

 

Exactly. Oh, the Illuminati . . . *, posted on January 23, 2017 at 14:59:08
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I was drawn in by the review..., posted on January 23, 2017 at 20:56:28
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My local reviewer wrote that this was a surprising return to form, that he managed to pull off another surprise ending that recontextualizes the whole story, and that, in these social media days, you should see it before the surprise is spoiled.

So I was game.

My background: I saw the 6th Sense when it came out. I did not see it coming and the ending worked to perfection for me. It built a huge reservoir of good will toward his future work, good will he squandered with one turkey after another until I lost interest.

So I waited for the big surprise. The last scene came and went and my reaction was "huh?"

I came home, went to youtube and found out what the big twist was. The Shyamalan super fans are floored by it. When I understood it, I cared not very much at all.

So discarding the twist, it's yet another psycho kidnapping teenage girls with a not too subtle sexual subtext. The psycho in this case is a man with 23 personalities, which provides the uniqueness and gives James McAvoy a chance to show some chops (he does OK and resists the urge to ham it up too much).

But it was all in all not much and I will again be avoiding his future movies.

 

I read he financed this himself for 9 million and it pulled 40 million first weekend, posted on January 23, 2017 at 21:03:39
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so one hit makes up for lots of flops.

 

RE: My appoligies for not being familiar with all King's work . . ., posted on January 24, 2017 at 08:26:55
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Signs. I enjoyed that one. Signs and Sense. The rest pretty much suck.

 

I'm being generous but I kinda liked Signs, had a few pretty creepy moments . ., posted on January 24, 2017 at 20:49:20
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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.
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RE: Split is absolutely average, another miss by M Night Shallowman. thumbs down from me, posted on January 25, 2017 at 04:57:00
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what would Siskel & Ebert say?

 

RE: Stephen King, posted on January 29, 2017 at 10:27:18
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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).

-Steve

 

RE: I was drawn in by the review..., posted on February 3, 2017 at 08:45:10
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...sounds possibly a little more interesting than the film Sybil, with Sally Fields, who had 16 personalities.

Like you I thought 6th Sense was brilliant.

Since then I've suffered through almost every one of the films he's made until I just gave up.

 

RE: My appoligies for not being familiar with all King's work . . ., posted on February 5, 2017 at 18:43:19
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Unbreakable was pretty good - not great, but pretty good.

 

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