With M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film After Earth about to hit UK cinemas, we at Best For Film ask “How does this guy keep getting work? I mean seriously?” Like all rhetorical questions, this one has no answer, or if it does, quiet you, we want to ramble on for an entire blog post first. Let’s take a look back at M. Night’s distinguished career to truly decide once and for all if anyone should give this guy a camera ever again. What a twist!
The Last Prince of Bel Airbender?
The One Direction film – otherwise known as One Direction: This Is Us – is officially out in cinemas! Directed by Morgan ‘Supersize Me’ Spurlock and charting the boys’ meteoric rise to fame from their humble beginnings as mere children, the film looks set to break box office records and the hearts of perma-sobbing tweens everywhere.
“You’re not Bosnian, you’re that guy from the massage parlour!”
Confirming that the only person in the world capable of loving Jaden Smith is his own father, After Earth makes a mockery of the sci-fi genre. Predictable, boring and occasionally unintelligible, M. Night Shyamalan has once again made a rather large misstep in his career. Whatever talent he may have once had cannot be seen in After Earth, not in the story, the photography or the direction. In a year replete with big-budget sci-fi like Oblivion, Elysium and Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth has the Best For Film Official Guarantee to be the worst of them all.
We’re exactly halfway through Walken Week here at Best For Film Towers and we reckon it’s about time for us to look back at some of his greatest moments in front of the camera. From the sad, to the bad to the exquisitely deranged, we’re celebrating the wonder that is Walken. Obviously, all the best Walken moments are just him sitting at home with the wife, shouting at the TV or eating soup or complaining about how the neighbours keep burning leaves and all the smoke is coming into his study while he’s trying to work out how to sign out of Hotmail. Those are definitely the best Walken moments around and we’ll probably never be privy to them. Oh well, we’ll just have to comfort ourselves with this list. *Sigh*.