Let Them Fight! Neil Marshall vs. M. Night Shyamalan

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s foreign director fighters: Neil Marshall and M. Night Shyamalan.


Neil Marshall

Date of Birth: May 25, 1970 (age 48)

2000s/2010s Directorial Features: Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005), Doomsday (2008), Centurion (2010)


M. Night Shyamalan

Date of Birth: August 6, 1970 (age 48)

1990s/2000s Directorial Features: Praying with Anger (1992), Wide Awake (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008)

2010s Directorial Features: The Last Airbender (2010), After Earth (2013), The Visit (2015), Split (2016)


Alright, FIGHT!