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Title: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini on January 17, 2017, 10:34:39 AM
This is out on Friday and currently has 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, despite looking fucking dreadful from the trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TouqfIsiI). Maybe expectations were so low that critics wound up giving a mediocre piece of trash 4-star reviews. James McAvoy plays a man with 23 different personalities, even though his acting range allows for no more than 5, including a frankly laughable lisping child - and there's some nonsense about multiple personalities giving him the ability to change his body chemistry. And if that's the premise, what's the twist going to be?
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Wet Blanket on January 17, 2017, 11:03:27 AM
I'm going to have to be convinced this is one charming motherfucking pig before I part hard earned cash on a M Night Shyamalan picture.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: colacentral on January 17, 2017, 10:12:34 PM
Rotten Tomatoes doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Rev on January 18, 2017, 03:20:10 AM
I had the - I'm not saying twist because it isn't, so lets say 'conceit' - of this spoiled for me today, and without spolerising all of you fine people...  fuck me, he's desperate and knows the value of nothing, does M. Night.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: kidsick5000 on January 19, 2017, 01:03:05 AM
Is he self-financing now? So he happily creates what he wants and then just shops around for distribution
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Swoz_MK on January 19, 2017, 09:51:20 AM
Really didn't enjoy this. And I enjoyed The Village.

McAvoy as evil Serafinowicz was ok, as his other personalities he was hilariously bad, especially that fucking kid.
Spent most of the film thinking "is that her from Neon Demon?". It wasn't. It was her out The VVitch.

Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Shameless Custard on January 19, 2017, 06:40:40 PM
M Day Showaddywaddy is having a bit of a comeback critically, isn't he? His last one, The Visit, was well received too. (I found it a 3 bagger, myself. But still, it wasn't The Happening)
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Serge on January 19, 2017, 08:18:38 PM
I'm tempted to go and see this, as I do like McAvoy and enjoyed the trailer, but if the twist turns out to be [spoiler]that the girls he's kidnapped are three more of his personalities and exist only in his head[/spoiler] I'm going to kick off.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: purlieu on January 19, 2017, 08:44:13 PM
Nothing is going to be good about this film.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Pissant on January 19, 2017, 08:48:26 PM
Trouble with all these Fritzl genre-films is you spend two hours knowing full well she who is in peril will escape after a long and perilous journey into nowhere.  No amount of twisty aliens tacked on the end can mitigate this terminal narrative tedium. 
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: purlieu on January 19, 2017, 08:49:41 PM
This film will be redeemed, however, if the (somewhat jokey) suggestion in the YouTube comments that [spoiler]there are actually 23 identical people, rather than one person with 23 personalities[/spoiler] is true.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Junglist on January 19, 2017, 10:22:29 PM
Trouble with all these Fritzl genre-films is you spend two hours knowing full well she who is in peril will escape after a long and perilous journey into nowhere.  No amount of twisty aliens tacked on the end can mitigate this terminal narrative tedium.

Watch Michael:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906426/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906426/)

You won't thank me. I think CaB would enjoy that film, would be nice to see an 'its a good film' for a change.

[spoiler]cautionary wink ;)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Bhazor on January 20, 2017, 12:02:42 AM
It's definitely a werewolf film.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 20, 2017, 12:36:37 AM
The twist is that McAvoy's actually an actor who's just rehearsing for 23 different roles and the three girls are casting directors.

The twist is that the three girls are actually one girl with three personalities who's kidnapped 23 people who she imagines look like James McAvoy.

The twist is that M Night Shyamalan is clinging on to those 15 year old reviews calling him the new Hitchcock and has seen Psycho.

The twist is that the three girls plus James McAvoy are contestants on The Chase, and 'The Beast' is Mark Labbett and the psychiatrist is Bradley Walsh.

The twist is
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Bhazor on January 20, 2017, 12:46:58 AM
It is interesting the films not listed in the trailer. Like After Earth, The Last Bender and that one about a mermaid in the pond.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Pissant on January 20, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
Watch Michael:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906426/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906426/)

You won't thank me. I think CaB would enjoy that film, would be nice to see an 'its a good film' for a change.

[Spoiler]cautionary wink ;)[/Spoiler]

Ha, I reckon Michael was at the back of my mind when I wrote that.  It had great reviews at the time but I didn't make it past the hour mark.  The banality of evil indeed. 
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Straight Faced Customer on January 22, 2017, 09:26:35 AM
This is a surprisingly solid and affecting bit of cinema. Got some applause in the Vue I saw it in, which I haven't come across in years for anything big or small. McAvoy is great and genuinely terrifying. It takes its time across its acts, deftly building up to a very [spoiler]grim[/spoiler] last act. It never does what you'd expect, either, cutting across to flashbacks and other settings yet without losing any of its basic self. I went in thinking it'd be exploitative of the mentally ill, but it's only exploitative in the sense all horrors are. Name me a chiller that doesn't have a loony as the main attraction?

Negatives? I'd have snipped a bit from the last act. Also, don't take your significant other into this like I did, thinking it'd be a psychological indie thriller where the main guy gets to show off his funny range of accents, all the while playing what's merely a quirky game of cat 'n' sassy high-school kid. It's a straight up horror, through and through. What was I thinking.....
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage on January 22, 2017, 07:31:17 PM
Might give this a look. It's been a while since any Shamalamadingdong film has gotten solid reviews.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: purlieu on January 22, 2017, 08:55:25 PM
This is a surprisingly solid and affecting bit of cinema.
I'm never going to watch this, so give us the spoiler in spoiler tags will you? I'm curious. But not curious enough to give it 90 minutes.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Monsieur Verdoux on January 22, 2017, 09:13:51 PM
The twist is fucking ludicrous, proper gonzo stuff. Shyamalan is a legitimately insane, no question about it. Here it is: *Massive Spoiler* [Spoiler]Bruce Willis turns up at the end, reprising his Unbreakable character to confirm that McAvoy's character is exactly the same type of superhuman beast that Samuel L Jackson was in that film. So the two films take place in the same universe. YOU LOVE INTERCONNECTIVITY DON'T YOU, YOU FANBOY FUCKS![/Spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage on January 22, 2017, 11:04:06 PM
^ I'm not reading the spoilers so don't know if you've seen it or if your taking the piss. If you did see it, what did you think? (ludicrous gonzo in a good way hopefully) I'm probably going to see it on Tuesday.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Monsieur Verdoux on January 23, 2017, 12:26:09 AM
It's total schlock but McAvoy is great in it. Worth seeing for him alone.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: purlieu on January 23, 2017, 02:02:59 AM
Haha oh God if that's true I might actually have to watch it.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Shameless Custard on January 23, 2017, 09:50:20 AM
Wait, is that spoiler real?

This sounds amaaaaazin
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini on January 23, 2017, 10:24:30 AM
It doesn't disappoint in the hilarity stakes, but I wouldn't watch it except to laugh at Shyamalan. I think it's supposed to be scary or at least creepy, but he's such an incompetent filmmaker you'd be forgiven for thinking it's deliberately shit. I reviewed it here (https://screengoblin.com/2017/01/20/split/).
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Monsieur Verdoux on January 23, 2017, 11:35:59 PM
Wait, is that Spoiler real?
It absolutely is. The film is genuinely that bonkers.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 23, 2017, 11:43:05 PM
Holy fucking shit. I didn't countenance for a second that you weren't just taking the massive piss. But unless you've got a hell of a lot of websites and/or Google in on your gag, it's true. Fuck!
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 23, 2017, 11:53:38 PM
I'm kind of bummed now that this movie stars James McAvoy and looks utterly terrible to the extent I read the spoiler.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Bhazor on January 24, 2017, 12:33:15 AM
Yes the twist is impressively daft. But it does make the mistake of [spoiler]thinking that anyone remembers Unbreakable[/spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini on January 24, 2017, 02:32:52 AM
Yes the twist is impressively daft. But it does make the mistake of [Spoiler]thinking that anyone remembers Unbreakable[/Spoiler]

The guy in the screening I was at who shouted "OH FUCK" certainly did. Either that or he thought it was [spoiler]Sixth Sense Bruce Willis. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Serge 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]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Straight Faced Customer 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]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Blumf 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?
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini 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]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Shit Good Nose 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Blumf 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]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on January 25, 2017, 08:29:30 AM
[spoiler]this film sounds fucking awful[/spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Shameless Custard on January 25, 2017, 08:35:33 AM
^ And there's the quote for the poster
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: purlieu 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]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Steven on January 27, 2017, 11:42:02 AM
This was more or less [spoiler]Red Dragon crossed with a Jim Carrey movie.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage on January 28, 2017, 01:28:00 AM
Actually really enjoyed this! The child identity was fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Steven 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?
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage 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)
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Repeater on February 11, 2017, 11:52:52 PM
Nah I've never seen Unbreakable, but still got the ending.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Glebe 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!
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Sin Agog 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. :/
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Repeater 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: HappyTree 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Glebe on February 22, 2017, 03:12:50 AM
“Tales From the Crypt” Promo Video with M. Night Shyamalan?! (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3425277/tales-from-the-crypt-promo-video-m-night-shyamalan)

Tales From the Crypt 2017 Reboot Trailer (TNT Horror Block). (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrqIJW0zAgk)

So this has been cancelled, then?!
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Small Man Big Horse 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Small Man Big Horse 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Sgt. Duckie on March 24, 2017, 03:10:45 PM
McAvoy's performance seems to have really [spoiler]divided[/spoiler] opinion
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Van Dammage 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Rev 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Moribunderast 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mini 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."
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Shit Good Nose 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.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Norton Canes on January 08, 2019, 08:10:38 PM
James McAvoy? You are all mistaken, Adrian Edmondson is starring in this
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Norton Canes on January 08, 2019, 08:52:42 PM
[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


Thanks, I just sat through the last 45 minutes of this because Mrs Canes was watching it and I read your spoiler and I was waiting for him to hilariously turn into a monster and actually that's a biiiiiiit of an exaggeration isn't it, he doesn't turn into monster
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: St_Eddie on January 09, 2019, 12:09:32 AM
A beast.  A beastly beast is what he turned into.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Norton Canes on January 09, 2019, 10:33:07 AM
No worries. I was a bit disappointed, but only because it meant I couldn't rip the piss out of it to the extent I expected.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: worldsgreatestsinner on January 10, 2019, 12:19:42 AM
Early reviews of Glass are out and it's getting a kicking.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: bgmnts on January 10, 2019, 12:46:55 AM
More fool Shmamalam for picking a movie title that will be the subject of multiple puns.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Enrico Palazzo on January 10, 2019, 08:30:01 AM
Early reviews of Glass are out and it's getting a kicking.

"By the end of Glass, every single main player has transformed into Jamie Kennedy‘s character in Scream, a cacophony of know-it-all experts shouting at each other"

Ha.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 10, 2019, 04:46:55 PM
I actually like the sound of that.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: phantom_power on January 11, 2019, 10:27:26 AM
People need to stop praising this man. He makes a couple of decent films and it all goes to his head and he starts making shit. A bit of humble pie and he goes back to making decent films again until the next round
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Sin Agog on January 11, 2019, 11:19:14 AM
And lo it is was foreseen, midst the song of eerie trumpet, that the last of the woke wars should be fought over whether one shouldst be able to continue making comedy misspellings of an Indian-born's name.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Gregory Torso on January 11, 2019, 11:43:58 AM
And lo it is was foreseen, midst the song of eerie trumpet, that the last of the woke wars should be fought over whether one shouldst be able to continue making comedy misspellings of an Indian-born's name.

You’re probably joking but this has been a pet peeve of mine for a while actually - it’s just so lazy when there are so many other shit things to take the piss out of him for, such as all of the films he has made. I once made the mistake of being on Reddit (shudder), and was downvoted to dust for complaining about the old HA HA SHAMALAMADINGDONG but it is pretty dodgy to me. You’d hardly get away with something like Ang Ching Chong Lee.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Sin Agog on January 11, 2019, 12:27:53 PM
No, it genuinely bugs me, though I wouldn't necessarily focus my ire on anyone in this thread who's done it. It's probably more just them keeping an easy joke going than a case of, "Ah! Otherness!"
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Bad Ambassador on January 11, 2019, 01:49:15 PM
A friend of mine calls him M. Night Charlatan, which I quite liked. A pun on his name, rather than just HA HA FOREIGN.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: phantom_power on January 11, 2019, 02:44:08 PM
I am in no way going to die on this hill and if people get offended I won't argue but isn't it just more an amusing run of syllables rather than any sort of mockery of foreigners or otherness?
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Obel on January 11, 2019, 03:24:52 PM
I am in no way going to die on this hill and if people get offended I won't argue but isn't it just more an amusing run of syllables rather than any sort of mockery of foreigners or otherness?

That's exactly what it is. People ascribing racism to it are looking to get offended.

The most offensive thing about "Shyamalanadingdong" is how overused and unfunny it is.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Lord Mandrake on January 11, 2019, 03:27:59 PM
I agree, no-one ever says Benedict Cumberbatch, they say Bandicoot Bumcatcher or Cabbagepatch Funglepuss. 
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: bgmnts on January 11, 2019, 04:29:51 PM
I agree, no-one ever says Benedict Cumberbatch, they say Bandicoot Bumcatcher or Cabbagepatch Funglepuss.

Basically this.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: mjwilson on January 11, 2019, 09:16:44 PM
Although that isn't funny any more either.
Title: Re: M. Night Spamalam's Split
Post by: Mango Chimes on January 11, 2019, 11:29:20 PM
And also: not really the same.