In a press conference in Mexico City, a reporter asked M. Night Shyamalan if choosing a commercial project (The Last Airbender) was a way to restore faith with the audience who believe his work has regressed throughout the years — his summarized response was, “I think if I thought like you I’d kill myself”.
M. Night Shyamalan completely deflected a valid question from a reporter and went on the defensive. He seems to become delusional that his work has only improved; that general opinion and criticisms are something to scoff at. Shyamalan really should take others’ opinions into account — especially since his latest project, Devil, was met with jeers from audiences during the trailer. His ego is going to end up hurting his career if he doesn’t snap out of it and realize he isn’t the visionary he alludes himself to be.