The sixth Sense It is one of the best films of recent years and its ending can be considered one of the most shocking and surprising plot twists. And this film meant international recognition for its director M.Night Shyamalanwho turns 51 today.
Beyond the critical praise and positive responses, the film starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment Y Tony Collettemeant a resounding success at the box office, being the second highest grossing film of 1999. The most remarkable thing is that it was the third project of the Indian-American director and the script was based on an original story of his.
After its indisputable success, in 2000 came the protégé, also starring Willis, but this time as an ordinary man who after a tragic accident discovers that he is indestructible. This story began the saga made up of this film and two more, Fragmented (2016) Y Glass (2019), all written and directed by Shyamalan. The films were a resounding success with the audience and he continued with his great suspense stories when in 2002 he directed signsfor which he became one of the best-paid screenwriters in the world.
It was also well received by critics, although signs the suspense, mystery and script do not have the same quality, the script leaves a little to be desired. In turn, it is starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix Y abigail breslin. It tells the story of a family made up of Graham Hess, his two sons, Morgan and Bo, and his younger brother Merrill, who lives in the country. One day the children discover something strange in their field and alert their father. From that moment unexplained events and creatures will appear in the life of this quiet family. While we can’t initially understand what’s going on or who’s causing it, the suspense builds from the film’s shots, sounds, music, and fear is palpable in the family. Throughout almost the entire film the intrigue remains, but at the climax the story is resolved in an unsatisfying and quick way, moving away from the iconic ending of Sixth Sense.
Until that moment Shyamalan he was one of the highest-grossing directors in Hollywood and all of his films up to that point had enjoyed some critical positivity and box office success. However, the films that followed generated several controversies and a crack both in the audience and with the critics due to the quality of the script, the stories and the twists and turns without meaning or with little impact.
One of the worst rated films of his career is the last airbender in 2010, which has a 5% on Rotten Tomatoes and the audience rated it 30%. The controversy and criticism occurred mainly because the cast was almost entirely white, since in the animation their characters belong to different ethnic groups. The film was very poorly received and all the sequels it had planned Shyamalan they were cancelled. In addition, the director came from another failure, The incidenta film that was ridiculed for its premise in which humans begin to commit suicide over a toxin released by plants.
On the other hand, one of his last projects was Oldavailable on HBO Max, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps Y Rufus Sewell. It is an intriguing and fictional thriller that follows a family that is on vacation and takes the opportunity to go to an uninhabited beach, but they will encounter certain inexplicable phenomena. It is a dramatic and intriguing proposal that invites reflection.
His career had its ups and downs, but there is no doubt that M.Night Shyamalan It has original and interesting ideas and, for the most part, it is a guaranteed success. For this reason, at 51 years old, he must be recognized as a director who marked a generation with his proposals, whose work divides people, but who has made an impact in the cinematographic world.
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