Unbreakable (2000) [English (MPEG Layer III, 128 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Fantasy
Length: 1h 46m 0s
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Tagline: Are You Ready For The Truth?
Plot outline: This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn, played by Willis. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Samuel L Jackson plays an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all rocketing off an enticing thriller with a sci fi twist Summary written by Filmtwob {webmaster@filmfreak.co.za} Security Guard David Dunn miraculously survives a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia. Not only is he the sole survivor out of 132 passengers, he also is completely unharmed. A little later, comic book specialist Elijah Price contacts him to confront David with an incredible theory: Elijah, who has been nicknamed "Mr. Glass" due to his more than fragile bones, thinks that David has got all which he himself lacks. The two of them "seem to be linked by a curve, but sitting on opposite ends". First, David does not believe the strange man, but every single thing he had said proves to be true: David has never ever been hurt or sick in his life, his physical strength is larger than normal and he has a skill which others don't. Slowly, David begins to discover the shocking truth behind Mr. Price's assumptions. But after all, David's fate is not only to find his real place in the world. It also is about proving Elijah's theory of his own existence. Summary written by Julian Reischl {julian.reischl@tuquoque.de}
Comment: SPOILERS FOLLOW... "Unbreakable" is one of those films you really need to see twice, and not miss even one line of dialog. It is a fairly simple premise, but appeals to me because of my own view of the world being one big statistical distribution of skills. And that is the key point of this story. Elijah (Sam Jackson) was born with a rare genetic affliction which causes his bones to break very easily, and he is "sick" all the time. Being a lifelong fan of action hero comic books, and thinking they all have exaggerated shreds of truth, passing down fantastic stories much like cave men did with drawings on cave walls, he figures there must be someone else around who is at the other end of the "distribution." Someone who is "unbreakable", who has extraordinary powers. David (Bruce Willis), a university stadium security guard, on the way back to Philadelphia from a job interview in NYC, is in such a terrible train crash that he is the only survivor, without even a bruise or broken bone. Elijah reads this and wonders if he has found who he is looking for. They meet, David is very skeptical, but begins to examine his life. He has never been sick, accidents do not harm him. His only weakness, his "Kryptonite", is his fear of water. David begins to test his abilities, as bad people brush past him he can "see" their crimes. He follows a particularly bad one, a janitor, who has killed the parents and tied up the children. David trusts his power and fights the bad guy. David realizes who he is, doesn't wake up with the "sadness" anymore, and his wife and son and he get a new start. The "twist" in this film comes at the end, like in his "Sixth Sense", when we find out, after they shake hands, David "sees" that the train wreck and many other catastrophies were caused by Elijah, in his misguided quest for the person who turned out to be David, killing hundreds, maybe thousands of innocent people. David exposes Elijah who ends up committed. Elijah, the flawed prophet. David, good king. As the director explains in the DVD extras, the movie is intended to be a standard comic book episode where the superhero first discovers the extent of his powers, and accepts the role of "superhero." But instead of it being done in an exaggerated comic book style, it is filmed in a "neighbor down the street" style, with an ordinary looking man, with an ordinary job, family, son, and marital problems. I think he pulled it off very well, and makes us wonder if such "superheros" could actually be among us! I believe some of the poor "user" reviews are because they expected a certain type of movie, but got a different one. If one accepts that this is a comic book story, and judges it on that, then to me it rates a high "8" or a possible "9" of 10. The DVD has both DTS and Digital Dolby sound tracks. Although both are remarkably good, and immerse you in the film, I liked the Digital Dolby better, because it has has a bit more aggressive track for deep sounds, as I have noticed on most DVDs that have both.
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Country: USA
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Actors:
Bruce WillisasDavid Dunn
Samuel L. JacksonasElijah Price
Robin Wright PennasAudrey Dunn
Spencer Treat ClarkasJoseph Dunn