For the amount of people who trounced M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, very few had the guts and/or the chance to talk to him about it to his face. There’s now a video from a foreign press conference (it’s labeled Mexico City but Shyamalan says he’s in France so who knows) where one ballsy reporter asked him if he was making films more commercial now because the audience had lost faith in him as a filmmaker.
“I think if I thought like you I’d kill myself. Everything you said is the opposite of my instinct as an artist. The way you just thought, I literally would kill myself,” Shyamalan said. And that’s just the start of a near 3 minute answer. Check it out after the jump.
Video via Geeks of Doom:
The video and Shyamalan’s response obviously speak for themselves but there are a few things to point out. First, as bad as we think most of Shyamalan’s recent movies have been, he has the utmost confidence in them. Second, he doesn’t mention The Happening. Third, Jackson Rathbone’s reactions, both with his face and mouth, are hilarious. I’m sure he and his sister have had MANY heated arguments about which of Shyamalan’s films are their favorites, The Village or Lady in the Water. Fourth, if what Shyamalan says is true, he should start opening his movies in Europe first because the way he makes it sound, only America doesn’t get what he’s trying to do.
What do you guys think? Is he delusional? Narcissistic? Or just super defensive? I can’t figure it out.