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Unbreakable (Two-Disc Vista Series) (2000)

A movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan

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  • Jul 2, 2001
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Unbreakable silently sneaked its way onto the big screen, then vaporized as if never there. Why?! Bruce Willis plays someone that is on the edge of loosing everything: his family. Though the topic of unfaithfullness is addressed you can tell that there is something truly devistating between his life, and his wife's (Robin Wright Penn). The once avid spark of love has fragmented and broken, and for this reason, he takes a train ride to get a new job in New York. If the job turns out, he is leaving his wife and son. It is on this train that something tragic, and wonderful happens. The train crashes, killing every passenger...except him. He survives without a scratch. Samuel L. Jackson plays a comic book dealer that is full of dark secrets, and knows after reading about Willis's survival in the train crash, that perhaps a life long search is over. Jackson is a character that has a disease in which he is very fragile, and breaks like glass. Maybe, just maybe, the survivor is his exact opposite. Someone that can withstand anything, and can't be sick, or injured. And, he believes, that superheroes could possibly exist. As he is fragile like glass, maybe there is someone on the other end of the spectrum that is unbreakable.

The reason Unbreakable is so important, is if in fact there is to be a trilogy about a hero, won't you wanna find out where he came from? What was his original drive? I think one day we will look back on this movie as the first superman, or matrix. The story behind the story. That does something great. It promises No Prequals, and No bloody six year wait, as in the Star Wars series. I recommend this movie for sixth sense fans, and to those of you who love a good surprise ending. And it helps if your tastes border on drama/thriller/suspense. After watching it once I bet you'll wanna watch it again. That to me is the first and foremost way to rate a movie...the re-watch factor. Once just ain't enough. Unbreakable taunts your brain and raises a lot of questions, and is entirely believable. As for other movies I had high hopes, but this time I wasn't let down. After you watch it you will probably roll the plot around in your mind and wonder whether or not you have ever been injured, sick, or broken... Well...have you?

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review by . October 22, 2008
M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable is very rare class of superhero film, trying to be incredibly logical, while also having plenty of absurd moments. This is okay, sense the director's other films have also followed a similar formula... But, typically with his films you find yourself taken away by the emotional drama and characters, and the films move along so quickly you never really get a chance to stop and question the logic behind the events, because if you had the chance to question it you'd …
review by . July 15, 2007
How does one classify this movie? Some might call it a drama, as the slow pacing, muted emotions, lack of comedy, and modern, urban setting all fit the descriptions of many modern dramas. Some might call it a fantasy; a reluctant superhero discovered by his arch-enemy who knows no bounds. The former has strength beyond his knowledge, while the latter uses cunning to overcome his physical limitations. Others might call it a suspense movie, as it has all the hallmarks of a classic suspense; good guys …
review by . December 07, 2005
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What is so intriguing about Unbreakable is the examination of the archetypal elements of comic book superheroes and villains--and if they have true-life correlations in reality.     Samuel L. Jackson, an incredible actor, plays a comic book connoisseur with a congenital disease that leaves him with brittle bones that shatter like glass. He believes that somewhere there must exist his opposite--someone that is never sick and superhumanly strong.     When Jackson …
review by . November 24, 2004
With all the hype to this movie, I thought it was going to be a top-notch thriller. Instead I found a slow-paced movie for which I kept waiting for something occur. Bruce Willis gives one of his sleepiest performances as a security guard,who has unbreakable bones and seems to be able to sense bad people.    Samuel L. Jackson is the opposite in that he was born with incredibly weak bones and goes through life constantly in and out of hospitals with fractures. His one solace in …
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WhenUnbreakablewas released, Bruce Willis confirmed that the film was the first in a proposed trilogy. Viewed in that context, this is a tantalizing and audaciously low-key thriller, with a plot that twists in several intriguing and unexpected directions. Standing alone, however, this somber, deliberately paced film requires patient leaps of faith--not altogether surprising, since this is writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's daring follow-up toThe Sixth Sense. While just as assured as that earlier, phenomenal hit,Unbreakableis the work of a filmmaker whose skill exceeds his maturity, its confident style serving a story that borders on juvenile. However, Shyamalan's basic premise--that comic books are the primary conduit of modern mythology--is handled with substantial relevance.

Willis plays a Philadelphia security guard whose marriage is on the verge of failing when he becomes the sole, unscathed survivor of a devastating train wreck. When prompted by a mysterious, brittle-boned connoisseur of comic books (Samuel L. Jackson), he realizes that he's been free of illness and injury his entire life, lending credence to Jackson's theory that superheroes--and villains--exist in reality, and that Willis himself possesses extraordinary powers. Shyamalan presents these revelations with matter-of-fact gravity, and he draws performances (including those of Robin Wright Penn and Spencer Treat Clark, as Willis's wife and son) that are uniformly superb. The film's...

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DVD Release Date: June 26, 2001
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Video

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