I'm going to nitpick first: WTF was up with the pronunciations. Characters names were pronounced differently than they were in the show, and there was no reason for it.
From what I understand, the pronunciations are changed because that's how Shyamalan thought the spellings should be pronounced (yeah, I don't get it either).
So he changed the pronounciations but couldn't direct them to act?
Why does this guy keep getting work?
I guess we shouldn't look foward to a Book II.
With any luck, this will be the end of Shyamalan's career. I figured the movie might wind up being a run-of-the-mill summer blockbuster, but apparently it wound up being an abhorrent mess. I mean, fucking 6%?? Not too many movies get that kind of universal scorn.
Look at the trajectory this guy's career has taken. Tomatometer scores by movie:
Wide Awake - 41%
The Sixth Sense - 85%
Unbreakable - 68%
Signs - 74%
The Village - 43%
Lady in the Water - 24%
The Happening - 18%
The Last Airbender - 6%
What's he gonna try for next, 0%?