I was most recently thrilled by his joint effort with Drew Goddard, CABIN IN THE WOODS. It was a fantastic meta movie about horror films. If you haven't seen it, I won't spoil it for you, but you should definitely see it.
Anyway, I've been excited about buying it on BluRay when I realized that I actually wasn't excited to see it again. Not because it wasn't a great movie, but because I was afraid it wouldn't stand up to a second reading. That's because my enjoyment of the movie was predicated on not knowing the twist. Sure, I guessed at it about ten minutes into the film, but I was still thrilled to watch it play out.
That started me thinking about other movies that are dependent on twists: The Sixth Sense (or anything by M. Night Shaymalan), Lucky Number Slevin, The Matrix. There are books that are this way too. The Hunger Games is one, Ender's Game is another.
I'm dubious of stories that are based on this twist, not because they're not great, but because they may not hold up to multiple readings. Once you know that Bruce Willis is dead in the Sixth Sense, why bother watching the movie again?
I'm not saying that books can't have huge twists and still be enjoyable once that twist is known. Jellicoe Road is one book that's got a great mystery at its core, but holds up exceedingly well to multiple readings. But if the twist is all that's holding the story together, once that twist is known, the story falls apart...and that's not a good thing.
I'll probably still buy Cabin in the Woods, but it'll never be as good as seeing it the first time.