M. Night Shyamalan's last film, "The Last Airbender," was so reviled that even Shyamalan wasn't prepared for the vitriol.
"I don't know what to say to that stuff," he told Vulture when faced with a particularly negative review by Roger Ebert. "I bring as much integrity to the table as humanly possible. It must be a language thing, in terms of a particular accent, a storytelling accent. I can only see it this certain way and I don’t know how to think in another language. I think these are exactly the visions that are in my head, so I don't know how to adjust it without being me. It would be like asking a painter to change to a completely different style. I don't know."
Here's hoping for better results with Shyamalan's new film, "After Earth." Out June 7, the future summer blockbuster stars Will Smith as a general who crash lands on the remains of Earth with his son (Jaden Smith); there, the duo must survive as they look for a way to get home.
Check out the trailer, with it's "Avatar"-y post-apocalyptic vistas, above. For earlier coverage of "After Earth," click here.