So, I can't help but cringe when footage like this Q&A session turns up on YouTube. Doing press for the film with Jackson Rathbone, Shyamalan is asked a very tough question -- a reporter who wonders if he's made this film because he's "selling out" to try and regain his fanbase. To be fair, the entire clip is uncomfortable not only because the question is so pointed and negative, but also because Shyamalan still seems incapable of acknowledging that while he may think his previous efforts are satisfying, not everyone else does. What follows is this odd and uncomfortable answer where the filmmaker tries to defend his career and filmography.
It's easy to look at the clip and see Shyamalan as at least somewhat deluded about the quality of his own work, but let's be honest -- how would any of us react to hearing someone trash our work? We might be in denial and defend it too. Hit the jump to check out the video. Are you tired of bashing M. Night yet or is this a joke that never gets old?