November 22. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the genius
behind "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable" was
expected to be even better than its predecessor. And, quite simply,
it didn't happen.
an event is hyped so much that no matter how good or satisfying the
event turns out to be, it will be thought of as a disappointment. The
recent Subway Series is a good example, as is pretty much any new
is also the case with the movie "Unbreakable," which went
into wide release
sad thing about all this is that without all the hype and
expectations that the trailer produced, "Unbreakable" is a
good movie. You start with the acting. Bruce Willis and Samuel L.
Jackson work so well together, it's scary. They hit big with both
"Die Hard With A Vengeance" and "Pulp Fiction"
and their on-screen chemistry is obvious again. Willis himself said
there were about 30 scenes in the movie that were shot in one take,
which is virtually unheard of.
plays David Dunn, a stadium security guard who happens to be the
only survivor of a horrific train crash. Jackson portrays Elijah
Price, an accident-prone art salesman who recognizes a certain, well,
unbreakable quality about Dunn. The two meet, and when Price tells
his theory to Dunn, he laughs and goes about his way. But various
incidences throughout the movie begin to make Dunn wonder if the
theory is true.
good aspect of the movie is the script. Shyamalan can definitely
write a script, and "Unbreakable" is no exception. It has
its twists and its turns, its tense moments, its brilliant dialogue,
and of course, coming from the same guy who did "Sixth,"
you knew the ending was going to be crazy.
Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in Unbreakable
the production quality was a plus for the movie. A majority of it
was done in black and white, and very dark. However, the tone of the
plot more than called for that, and the darkness actually added
something to the flick that would have been lost with a bright array
bottom line is this: "The Sixth Sense" it's not. But
"Unbreakable" is a quality flick. It has a good script, a
brilliant director, and great actors. If you can get over the hype
and all of the critics who expected another "Sixth," then
you should really enjoy this movie. If not, you'll leave the theater
disappointed. But it won't be because of the movie.