Monday, February 4, 2008

I know, I know....

....I'm really dweeby for liking M. Night Shyamalan but there you go. I like the guy. I enjoyed The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, AND Lady in the Water. Now we have an upcoming flick (6/13/08) called The Happening. Cinematical posted about it earlier today and you can click through to view the trailer if you're interested. After Lady in the Water tanked so hard right behind The Village, the audience M. Night is work with is somewhere around 98% skeptical and 2% supportive.....maybe 99% skeptical and 1% supportive now that I think about all that I've heard. I don't care....I like what I like! After all, tons of people watch those crappy Nicholas Sparks movies and I've remained quiet to this point. How can it possibly be fun to sit in a theater or on you sofa and sob? I have enough angst in my life, I'd rather not pay 8.50 to watch someone else's in my free time. The old saw about "if you don't have anything nice to say....." still holds true for the most part.

I like the fantasy aspects of M. Night's movies and have always enjoyed the twists people are so scornful of. As a librarian, I've gotten used to people being playfully scornful about my reading tastes since I so rarely like literary fiction but I'm not reading all that much off the best-seller lists either, hardly at all! I like occult fiction, some historical fiction, sci-fi/fantasy (as long as the sci-fi is not hard core), romantic suspense (as long as it's spicy!), romantic comedy (as long as it's funny AND spicy), action/adventure (true to life or larger than life, it doesn't matter as long as there are automatic weapons and some sort of explosives involved), and horror (the creepier/gorier/scarier the better). As are my reading tastes, so follow my taste in movies. Literary fiction (print) and drama (film) are just not my favorite genres. That's not to say I won't read/watch them but there has to be some serious motivation involved. Hey, I watched The Painted Veil the other day and enjoyed it even though some moderate sniffling was involved. I'm not a totally coarse creature :)


becky said...

Hey, wow! I'm not the only one who likes M. Night Shyamalan's movies! I just rented The Lady in the Water a few days ago and liked it a bunch, knowing I'd be ridiculed if I ever went public with that!

Kenny P. said...

My friend/boss once referred to him as "Shame-Lame." I thought that was funny.
I haven't seen any of his movies since "Signs" I think. I was disappointed in that one. I mean, if you have the technology and wherewithal to cross the galaxy in order to invade a planet that is mostly composed of water on the surface, and water kills you, would you really run around naked on said planet???

I liked the Sixth Sense, though.

Kenny P. said...

Oh, and I wrote back to you about the George R.R. Martin books!

Holley T said...

Sometimes, I feel like I live for humiliation. It's the only explanation I have for some of the things I enjoy, i.e. M. Night, corny love songs, Jean Claude Van Damm movies, Caddyshack, okay I can't go on!