Woo, it’s been a while since I got back to this blogging thingy. I was perusing some of my favorite websites today and realized just how much I missed writing. Most regular days, I’m busy creating math worksheets and ridiculous raps on areas of trapezoids and what not. This is not healthy. I spent so much of my growing life on writing- newspaper columns, stories, college papers (ha!)- that I didn’t realize how important it was to me. Plus, I’m narcissistic and I like to think people want to hear what I have to say.
Which brings me to the curious case of Shyamalan. I’ve written about him before and the somewhat irrational hatred people seem to have for him. Umm, did I miss the memo on him? Yes, I get it- he’s a lousy filmmaker, The Happening makes you want to gouge your eyes out, his head is the size of Spain, yada, yada.But jesus christ, he’s just a director. Much ado has been made about the reviews of the Last Airbender, his latest flick. Some have even mocked the terrible 8% favorable rating he received on rotten tomatoes. Funny, no one seems too concerned about the 10% rating for Grown Ups but I digress. The point is, it seems a little disconcerting to note the glee with which people are receiving the latest Shyamalan failure. What gives?