YMMV / M. Night Shyamalan

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Some people are under the impression that "What a twist!" is an actual catchphrase of his, when it actually came from Robot Chicken.
  • Narm: His taste for making his actors underplay their emotions in his films has caused his movies to become incredibly hard to take seriously. His need for a supernatural presence in what seems like a mundane setting also causes this reaction for some.
  • Never Live It Down: Shyamalan has stated that The Last Airbender was the first film he saw as a genuine failure and still hasn't gotten over how he disappointed thousands of fans of the original source material.
  • Win Back the Crowd: The first season of Wayward Pines received astonishingly good reviews after he'd long since appeared to have no hope of ever getting respect again. However, many were upset by the twist, and the second season has been getting much weaker reviews. The Visit seems to showcase that he's getting back on track, alongside Split. The fact the latter is a Stealth Sequel to Unbreakable and the implications this has for future films has drawn particular interest.