Mini Film Review – Unbreakable

I have just watched Unbreakable; and it was rather mesmerizing. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable follows the story of David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a sad man whose marriage to wife Aubrey (Robin Wright) is on the rocks. One day he is involved in a deadly train crash of which he is the only survivor, and does not have a single scratch anywhere on his body. From that day forward, he is relentlessly stalked by a strange man calling himself Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), who believes David must be a Super Hero. Unbreakable is a strangely hypnotic film. It’s not an eye catching spectacle, or the deepest, darkest thriller, but it’s a drama found somewhere in between. The relationship between Willis and Wright is believable, and you can really feel for the family as husband, wife and son (Spencer Treat Clark) grow back together in a maze of strange questions. Meanwhile, Jackson just looks like a creepy stalker with a theory constantly on his mind, but in that end, it does help build to his character’s realization. It’s a film which throws ideas around, and some of it’s core details can get tossed around a little too much, sometimes being a complete mystery and creating a forgotten note, and in that it hides details which are not subtle, but rather just not explained, such as David’s ability to see events from being touched. Altogether though, it’s not a bad film. Its easy to get a little lost in bits, but in other stages you are left with some truly remarkable scenes, which come as a reward for your patience, in this rather spacey experience.

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