From 'Grindhouse' to 'Battlefield Earth,' here are some memorably brutal film shoots
'Lady in the Water' (2006)
M. Night Shyamalan didn't flame out all at once. It was a slow process over the course of several films, and I'd argue that 'The Happening' is a much worse film than this one. What makes 'Lady In The Water' special is that it was the last time he was given complete control, and he used that freedom to make a movie that basically was designed to whine about how mean movie critics are and how his skills as a storyteller were going to change the world. It is the sort of weird embarrassing failure that not only turns audiences off, but that also changes the way studio executives see the filmmaker. More than anything, this made people see Shyamalan as a wilting flower unable to deal with criticism of any kind, and that only caused critics to pile on even more, pretty much the filmmaker's worst nightmare come true.