Samuel L. Jackson explains why Tarantino's cooler than Shyamalan

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Over the past few decades, Samuel L. Jackson has been in a lot of movies. A lot. He's also worked with a lot of directors—and has a pretty good explanation for why Quentin Tarantino is just cooler than M. Night Shyamalan.

Jackson famously worked with Tarantino on Pulp Fiction and played the baddie in Shyamalan's Unbreakable. So who is cooler? Not surprisingly the crown seems to go to the more consistent Tarantino, who has cranked out a ton of modern classics over the years.

When asked about the odds of a potential sequel to Unbreakable, Jackson said you'd have to ask Shyamalan why the proposed trilogy never came to fruition:

"You'll have to ask the brilliant director who wrote it and didn't do the rest of them ... I mean, he hasn't made a really good movie since then.

Everybody would be waiting for it, yeah. It would be crazy for it. It would trend through the roof now on Twitter. But, yeah, they would."

Jackson went on to compare the two, noting Shyamalan gets a little too caught up in the big twists. As for Tarantino? He just wants to make cool movies, which is why virtually all of his films include at least one awesome, unforgettable scene.

Here's the breakdown:

"But Quentin makes movies that Quentin wants to see. I don't think M. Night makes movies for the same reason. Quentin makes movies that are genres that he wants to see. "I like Spaghetti Westerns -- I'm going to write a Spaghetti Western. I like blaxploitation movies, too - so I'm going to make the protagonist black." So, he's got a blaxploitation western with Hong Kong undertones. The "Bullet Ballet" undertones. He wants to see it and I want to see it. I want to be in that kind of movie.

...There's, you know, 'I'm smarter than everybody coming to watch my movie.' Quentin's not that. He's just, "I want you to love my movie. I want you to love it and enjoy it because this is f---ing cool."

What do you think? Do you prefer Tarantino or Shyamalan?

(Via The Huffington Post)