Maybe M. Night would be held in higher esteem today if he actually did make Unbreakable into a trilogy. That film, along with Signs and The Sixth Sense are the only films of his worth existing at all, and unless he can learns from his mistakes with Book 1 (which I highly doubt will happen, unless something happens like his kids telling him the film sucked, which I hope they do) and make Book 2 actually an okay film.
is still my favorite movie of his. One of the few movies I saw in the theater more than once. It's a shame he's never been able to make another film up to that level. I used to think he had so much promise as a writer-director-producer.