I'm actually a fan of Shyamalan's work for the most part, especially James Newton howard's scores.
'The Sixth Sense' I acan watch, I don't find it remotely scary, it's essentially 'Ghost' with Haley joel Osment, but in a good way, I find it very tender and affecting that way, as a suspense, horror, it's a bit of a dud.
'Unbreakable' however is a treasure, beautifully played throughout and some of the scenes, such as the ER scene where Wilis wakes for the first time and the foreground shot of the bleeding passenger is quality, likewise Willis's heroic moments, his emergence from the pool, are quite masterful.
'Signs' I actually saw blind at the cinema, saw it with a group of friends, thought it was going to be crop circle bullshit akin to 'Fire in the Sky', but genuinely loved it, the way the whole patchwerk stictched together heading towards that final confrontation, was elegantly done and quite emotionally moving. I also think it's some of Gibson's finest acting work, moving score and great emotional resonance, screw the Water soluble aliens. It was great.
The problem I find overall with his films, is that he almost started to believ his own hype and insert 'twists' for twists sake, this happend in 'The Village' which again was really well played out and genuinely scary for the first three quaters. But with his films you're always looking for the twist, which spoils it, I think I'd worked The Village out half way through and was disappointed to find I was right.
Adrien Brody's nose IS scary, but it was disappointing, sadly after that I've not been taken in by any of his other films, based on him resorting to being a one trick pony and that horse has bolted.
Which is a shame, he does suspense and emotional peril quite wqell, but I think it's a case of ego over stating talent for the most part.
Give him a decent thriller to direct by an established writer and he'd come up trumps. Airbender? *shrug* It will never beat 'Warriors of Virtue', now THAT was awesome.
"Are you guys mentally challenged? Because, if you are, then I'm certified to teach you baseball."