Author Topic: M. Night Spamalam's Split  (Read 3872 times)

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2017, 01:31:31 PM »
I went ahead and read the spoiler anyway, and now I definitely want to see it. [spoiler]'Unbreakable' is probably my favourite Shyamalan movie, mainly because it's the only one I've seen where I didn't guess the twist.[/spoiler]

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2017, 01:46:45 PM »
My memories are vague, but [Spoiler]how exactly is the Horde similar to Mr. Glass? Glass didn't actually have any powers, did he, besides having the influence and money to cause train crashes and the like?[/Spoiler]

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2017, 01:54:10 PM »
So the twist is that MNS is [spoiler]building a superhero cinematic universe to rival Marvel's, right under everybody's[/spoiler] noses?

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2017, 01:58:38 PM »
So the twist is that MNS is [Spoiler]building a superhero cinematic universe to rival Marvel's, right under everybody's[/Spoiler] noses?

[spoiler]So Stuart Little exists in the same universe as The Happening? [/spoiler]

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2017, 02:00:23 PM »
IMDB had [spoiler]Bruce[/spoiler] listed with his [spoiler]character name[/spoiler] prior to the film even being released in the States, and I did wonder in what capacity he would turn up.

I haven't seen the film, by the way.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2017, 02:29:23 PM »
[Spoiler]So Stuart Little exists in the same universe as The Happening?[/Spoiler]

He's like the [spoiler]Deadpool of the MNS-iverse[/spoiler]

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2017, 08:29:30 AM »
[spoiler]this film sounds fucking awful[/spoiler]

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2017, 08:35:33 AM »
^ And there's the quote for the poster

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2017, 11:47:40 AM »
So the twist is that MNS is [Spoiler]building a superhero cinematic universe to rival Marvel's, right under everybody's[/Spoiler] noses?
I would love this to happen, along with [spoiler]retconning that somehow makes his shit films really good. Like The Happening was all some hallucination used as an experiment on humans by the aliens from Signs or something.[/Spoiler]

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2017, 11:42:02 AM »
This was more or less [spoiler]Red Dragon crossed with a Jim Carrey movie.[/spoiler]

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2017, 01:28:00 AM »
Actually really enjoyed this! The child identity was fucking hilarious.

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2017, 01:37:24 AM »
So to get the ending you have to know Unbreakable from 15 years ago, which I've not seen? Isn't that massively haughty of a writer?

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2017, 01:41:52 AM »
But to get the ending you have to know Unbreakable, which I've not seen? Isn't that massively haughty of a writer?

Oh yeah, I mean Shyamalan is a bellend to be fair. I've not actually seen Unbreakable either. I had it spoilered for me before though. (Unbreakable, not Split)

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2017, 11:52:52 PM »
Nah I've never seen Unbreakable, but still got the ending.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2017, 01:22:20 AM »
Saw this Thursday night, only getting round to giving me little review now... hmmm. I dunno... it's generally quite an entertaining watch, a chunk of it is pretty good, but there's too much silliness and contrivance. It's a little too busy and convoluted for it's own good. McAvoy is on top form, the performances are good all round actually, but I found the characters a little annoying in that kind of 'twinkling' M. Night Shamalamadingdong way. I wish the plot had of been a bit more straightforward and streamlined, instead of going into a load of gobbledygook gubbins.

[Spoiler]I haven't seen Unbreakable, but in any case the connection to that film is a bit 'so what?' to me.[/Spoiler]

It was her out The VVitch.

*clicks fingers* Ah right, crikey! I thought she looked familiar!

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2017, 02:51:09 AM »

[Spoiler]I haven't seen Unbreakable, but in any case the connection to that film is a bit 'so what?' to me.[/Spoiler]


Think it has something to do with M Night wanting to make it into a trilogy but not being allowed for budget reasons. Fans were disappointed with that I think because apparently it had a lot of potential. This did well enough at the box office, so maybe he could end up making the sequels he wanted now.

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2017, 05:49:19 AM »
Here's something that may blow the top off your head off.  I watched Unbreakable a couple of days ago for the first time in a decade, and there's a scene where a woman and her boy brush past Brucey in the stadium, immediately setting his Spidey sense tingling that the kid may be getting abused by her.  That woman was wearing the exact same clothes, and looked a dead ringer of, McAvoy's mum who we briefly see being abusive in a flashback in Split.  Pretty sure Shyamalan retro-engineered that scene to make it mesh with Split.

By the way, people can whine about the SJW liberal fascist elite all they want, but I'm so glad that it means people have cut out that Shyamaladingdong shite. 

EDIT: Oh wait, just saw the thread title. :/

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2017, 11:00:56 AM »
Oh aye. He raped her didn't he? That one very short scene where she's crying with the camera underneath her.

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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2017, 12:21:24 PM »
Looking up a best-to-worst of MNS films, I see I've only seen the best two on the list: 6th Sense and Unbreakable.

6th Sense was ok. I managed to see it without knowing the twist and was fooled by it, so job done.

Unbreakable was awful, in my view. One of the most boring films I've ever seen. I was heard to remark at the end that this unbreakable film managed very successfully to break my balls. And, it seems, my desire ever to watch another film by this dude.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2017, 11:46:06 PM »
This leaked online earlier, with korean subtitles but thankfully they're easy to ignore. And in short it's fucking terrible, one of the worst films I've seen in years. It's just your standard horror film with three kids trapped in a basement whilst McAvoy does some of the most embarrassing acting I've ever witnessed, when he's playing the nine year old I couldn't stop laughing. It's a shame as the rest of the cast are strong, and the lead girl puts in a really great performance, but up against McAvoy's scenery chewing it's impossible to take seriously. [spoiler]Then at the end he kind of turns in to the creature from alien and scutters up and down corridors and climbs walls and it's beyond ridiculous. Luckily our main character was repeatedly raped throughout her life and so McAvoy decides he doesn't want to eat her after all and he buggers off to a nice new apartment. The end. Well, except for that Bruce Willis cameo, which I found to be the most entertaining thing in the whole film.[/spoiler] It's a shame in a way as all of the other elements show promise, but McAvoy's character, and the performance, are so rubbish that it's a film I didn't find myself lost in for a second.

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2017, 10:12:03 AM »
McAvoy does some of the most embarrassing acting I've ever witnessed, when he's playing the nine year old I couldn't stop laughing.

Absolutely. I'm baffled that he was praised for this role.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2017, 02:03:16 PM »
Absolutely. I'm baffled that he was praised for this role.

Likewise. Toni Collette managed to do the Dissociative Identity Disorder thing in the (greatly underrated) United States of Tara incredibly effectively but I thought McAvoy's attempt was really weak when compared to her performance.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2017, 03:10:45 PM »
McAvoy's performance seems to have really [spoiler]divided[/spoiler] opinion

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2017, 02:36:23 PM »
Pretty sure Shyamalan retro-engineered that scene to make it mesh with Split.

Early versions of the Unbreakable script actually had McAvoy's character included, or referenced by name at least.

This leaked online earlier, with korean subtitles but thankfully they're easy to ignore. And in short it's fucking terrible, one of the worst films I've seen in years. It's just your standard horror film with three kids trapped in a basement whilst McAvoy does some of the most embarrassing acting I've ever witnessed, when he's playing the nine year old I couldn't stop laughing. It's a shame as the rest of the cast are strong, and the lead girl puts in a really great performance, but up against McAvoy's scenery chewing it's impossible to take seriously. [Spoiler]Then at the end he kind of turns in to the creature from alien and scutters up and down corridors and climbs walls and it's beyond ridiculous. Luckily our main character was repeatedly raped throughout her life and so McAvoy decides he doesn't want to eat her after all and he buggers off to a nice new apartment. The end. Well, except for that Bruce Willis cameo, which I found to be the most entertaining thing in the whole film.[/Spoiler] It's a shame in a way as all of the other elements show promise, but McAvoy's character, and the performance, are so rubbish that it's a film I didn't find myself lost in for a second.

I'm pretty sure the nine year old was supposed to be funny.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2017, 01:20:08 AM »
Well there's no point dodging spoilers about the ending any more, as the announcement of a new film gives it all away really.

'Glass', with yer Willis, yer blokey out of this, and yer Sam Jacksons, coming in 2019.  I don't expect it to be any cop, but I'm definitely interested in seeing it.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2017, 02:22:22 AM »
I enjoyed this as a schlocky b-grade horror thing. Thought McEvoy was okay but, as with the rapping kid in The Visit (a film I really liked), I wasn't sure which parts of his performance were meant to be funny and which weren't. The Bruce cameo at the end was fucking hilarious and beyond ridiculous. I'm overjoyed that he's making a film based off that one bit of stupidity. It will either be enjoyable on it's own merits or very fun to laugh at.

Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2017, 10:07:39 AM »
Well there's no point dodging spoilers about the ending any more, as the announcement of a new film gives it all away really.

'Glass', with yer Willis, yer blokey out of this, and yer Sam Jacksons, coming in 2019.  I don't expect it to be any cop, but I'm definitely interested in seeing it.

Quote from Shyamalan: “It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.”

By "always" I assume he means "ever since they stopped letting me direct big-budget projects."

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2017, 02:00:26 PM »
Despite the shit link to Unbreakable (which can easily be ignored by just stopping watching when the end title credit comes up), the eye rolling MNS cameo, and the fact that it's treading very well worn ground, I actually thought it was a hell of a lot better than I was expecting it to be.  Mind you, the last MSN films I saw were The Happening and The Last Airbender, and I viewed them pretty much back to back.  I guess anything after that double header is going to seem like a masterpiece.

One thing I would like to congratulate MSN on, however, is that he is one of the few mainstream A-list[nb]he's still just about on there, albeit gripping on with fingernails[/nb] directors that doesn't employ shaky-cam.  Surely that reign has to come to an end soon.  It's so nice to see a still and smooth moving camera.  A rarity these days.

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Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2019, 08:10:38 PM »
James McAvoy? You are all mistaken, Adrian Edmondson is starring in this