Unbreakable (2000) is a different kind of comic book from before the big comic book genre revelotution that we see today. The movie has a much more grounded feel to it and tackles the idea that a modern day superhero, if it exist, probably wouldn't even know that they were super. This film at times can feel like a slow burner, but the story is suspenseful and leaves you wanting to see whether or not Elijah (#samuelljackson
) is just crazy, or if he is right and David (#brucewillis
) really is a superhero. There is one particular scene that I won't spoil between David and his son that is beyond intense and you as a viewer don't know how to feel about it because you care about David but are also so curious about him. The Movie really takes it's time to make David and Elijah interesting characters who have loved very opposite lives and does a good job of slowly revealing their backstories to you. My biggest gripe was probably the ending. It has that kind of (#mnightshyamalan
) twist that you expect, but then it just ends abruptly. While this isn't a bad way to end the film and the ending is still satisfiying, it just came off as a little jarring as we are now used to high spectacle battles at the end of our comic book films. I think that keeps this film a little more unique though. With Glass just getting a trailer at #sdcc
I think it's time to catch yourself up on this unique and interesting comic book story.
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