Monday, March 12, 2012

The Master of Twist Endings: M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan is known as a writer/director who executes twist endings in his metaphysical movies. Most of M. Night's movies are related to spiritual themes. Even M. Night acknowledges that most critics and movie fans identify him as the master of twist endings. When you think of M. Night Shyamalan's movies, they mostly features twist endings.

M. Night Shyamalan bursted onto the Hollywood scene with The Sixth Sense. Although the writer/director made several films prior to the 1999 The Sixth Sense mega-blockbuster, the Disney movie showed a darker side to the twist ending in action.

The horror movie with a twist revealed a major plot twist that explained Malcolm's existence. The Sixth Sense marked the beginning to many twist endings in M. Night Shyamalan's latter films.

Unbreakable featured a twist ending. The Village ended with a twist. The Lady in the Water also employed another twist. The Happening twist ending ceases climate destruction on the East Coat of American, only to start up again in Paris, France.

M. Night's sponsored the Devil movie (his story) that also features a major twist ending with the Devil appearing in the flesh to scare the Hell out of the movie audience and the cast members. The Last Airbender also ends with a twist.

M. Night will always be recognized as the writer/director who utilizes twist endings. In The Sixth Sense, Malcolm is a ghost the entire movie. The Village portrays a village stuck inside another time. We enjoy M. Night Shyamalan's twist endings because he explains the plot points to shed light on the reason such events occur in the movie. We think back to the setup to connect the dots.

The master of twist endings is planning to make a future movie - After Earth (2013) - with Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. We expect M. Night to use his trademark twist ending in the Alien movie due out next year. Twist endings are fun to watch since the film ending shocks us with a revelation.

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