M. Night, bro, what the hell?
It’s not even that I want your trailers to be effective anymore. I just don’t want to laugh where you expect me to be disturbed, or even a little curious. It makes me feel terrible. You deserve so much respect for your first two features, but I justify respecting you. Your films make money, but I cannot call you a success. “The Visit,” being produced by the same guy that has produced every single other mainstream American horror film (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister”) — looks like brand recognition rather than an attempt at a comeback. After “The Sixth Sense,” we unfairly expected the next big thing, and yet you delivered with “Unbreakable.” One could argue the merits of “Signs” if he really put his mind to it. But those years are long gone. In the last 10 years, you’ve graced us with your abominations “The Happening” and “The Last Airbender” and “After Earth” and “Devil.” And the trailer alone for each of those films indicated the poor quality of those movies. Can’t you at least deliver a trailer with a ray of sunshine? Can’t you learn from your
Do not see this movie. Do not make M. Night think he’s still relevant. Do not give him your money. Watch the trailer so you can laugh at Granny asking, “Can you get in the oven, dear?” But that’s it. No more.