If You Want to Be in Charge of Gabillions of Dollars With No Accountability or Responsibility, Become a Movie Director

by evanmcmurry

M. Night Shyamalan’s movies are so bad that his career just got a postmortem on the weekend of his new release, which must be like reading your obituary on your birthday. His movies are so bad that one review praised his new release as “surprisingly not horrible” for so little resembling his other films. His movies are so bad that whereas he was once an auteur, now studios attempt to hide his involvement in films, lest people avoid the theater.

M. Night Shyamalan is a bad director. And yet the budget of his new movie was $130 million. $130 MILLION! One-hundred-thirty-million dollars! That’s the entire annual budget of the NEA. For a director who’s so embarrassing the people who gave him $130 million don’t even want his name on the product.