Heaven's Cloud Posted March 28, 2004 Share Posted March 28, 2004 [color=indigo]I watched M. Night Shyamalan's (cool name) [b]Unbreakable[/b] yesterday evening. I had seen the movie a couple years ago and remembered being quite fond of it, but I couldn't remember why. The screening last night jolted my memory. This film has an incredible plot. Being an avid comic fanboy (yes,I proudly admit that I am a fanboy) and a frequent day-dreamer, I often ponder the existence of heros. Not the day to day heros that we read about in the news paper or see working late nights at homeless shelters. No, I mean [i]super[/i] heros. [b]Unbreakable[/b] focuses on the idea of a real life super hero, a person that has incredible power in an ordinary world, a world in which villians cannot be defined by a gaudy outward appearence or a tendancy for maniacal laughter. How would a super hero realize his power and ability? How would they measure and test themselves? What would their family think? The main charecter has to wade through all of these issues while at the same time coming to terms with who and what he is. [b]Unbreakable[/b] stars Bruce Willis as a reluctant hero, a man with a troubled family life, a seemingly dead end job, and [spoiler]a remrkable gift that grants him increased strength, invulnerability, and a "sixth" (oh the irony) sense to detect a person's evil deeds[/spoiler]. Willis does an excellent job portraying a reserved, shy man who seems to have given up something that was important to him. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars with Willis as "Mr. Glass", a comic book aficianado that believes Willis' charecter is destined to be a hero. Mr. Glass is the antithesis of Willis' charecter, he is easily injured (breaking "like glass") and has been debilitated because of his condition. The intelligent, stylish, and broken Mr. Glass is portrayed perfectly by Jackson. The most notable aspect of [b]Unbreakable[/b] is its incredible camera work. M Night Shyamalan is a genius at setting up film sequences. The movie transforms from vibrant colorful scenes to gritty blue magnetic segments within a heartbeat. The film work is lush without being over processed and exaggerated. Anyway, I really enjoy this movie, but I realize that quite a few people were let down with the ending. What were/are your thoughts and opinions on [b]unbreakable[/b]?[/color] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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