Sunday, June 21, 2009


CHUD openly mocks mega-hack M. Night Shysmalan's recent statement that he's considering digging up Unbreakable and making the long-belated sequel oh-so-tantalizingly promised by the movie's premise.

Admittedly, I'd have to agree that it's unlikely to happen, because unless Avatar: The Last Airbender is a hit, it seems like Shyamalan's box office pull has been shrinking at the same rate his ego's been inflating (well, maybe a little slower), so making a decade-late sequel to an underperforming original seems like a project that doesn't exactly scream to be greenlighted. Still, I really like Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and it's been too long since they've teamed up (they've been in four movies together, the last one being Unbreakable). And, of course, Unbreakable is, in my opinion, Shyamalan's one great movie, that succeeds at everything it wants to do despite Shyamalan's portentous style and insistence on a twist ending. Then again, Shyamalan hasn't made a good movie in years, so maybe it's good he's not out there ruining the film's legacy.

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