The Lane Train

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M. Night Shyamalan Losing Street Cred With Latest Flick

Posted by thelanetrain on June 13, 2008

We totes saw this coming! M. Night Shyamalan, director of a couple good movies, and lately, a lot of shitty ones, finally cements himself as an overrated, arrogant director with his latest pretentious schlock. Aside from being completely shat upon on Gawker, the reviews for The Happening have not been kind at all. It received only a 21% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and not even Marky Mark could save it! The Boston Globe even admits that Shyamalan’s career is in its twilight, while The Detroit News had a much more earnest review:

“It’s downright stupid”

Yep, it’s probably safe to say that Shyamalan is slowly moving further and further from Hollywood’s list of respectable filmmakers. But you know what’s even more embarassing? That this so-called master of thrillers, horror, and suspense wrote the screenplay for this cinematic gem. Neat-o!

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