WOW! What an AMAZING film. 4 1/2 stars. Unbreakable is deffinetly the best movie of 2000! It has two great stars, and good plot, and amazing direction. Notably the train sequence at the beginning is an example of that. It makes you feel like you are in the train watching Bruce have a conversation. Willis plays David Dunn, amazingly he is the only survivor of a terrible train wreck outside Philadelphia. Samuel L. Jackson's character Eljiah Price bones are very frail and break a lot. Eljiah believes David is the opposite of him, someone who is never sick or gets hurt. The plot may sound dumb, but I would reccomend to this movie to anyone! Its great fun and I would easily see it again. The Sixth Sense was a tiny bit better. High points:The direction, James Newton Howard's score, Willis and Jackson, the surprise ending, and overall the whole feel of the movie. Low points:None. Rated PG-13 for some intense situations, and a sexual reference.movie is so strong it is unbreakable I think M. Night Shyamalan has proven that he is one of the most talented new directors today. The Sixth Sense is truly awesome, and Signs is his masterpiece. Unbreakable is definitely the lesser of the three 'big' movies Night has made, but that isn't saying it is a bad film. It's just a testimony to how good Signs and Sixth Sense are. Unbreakable is a great film itself. Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson give great performances. As always the visuals (especially color) play a huge role in the telling of the story. And there is Night's twists at the end. The movie is shown in what can only be called a comic book style. I don't mean overdone or campy, but the colors, camera movements, everything about the film suggests a comic book feel. It's really a well done movie, and like his other movies, one that has to be watched many times to get it all.
The dvd is packaged in an elegant slip cover, 2 disc edition, with a replica of Alex Ross's art. There is no commentary track, which is a shame. Filmmakers like M. Night Shyamalan, David Fincher, Tarantino, and the Coen brothers shouldn't be allowed to not have commentary tracks on their dvds. There is just too much going on and too much that is missed by not having commentary. What it does have is a behind the scenes featurette that is very well done (not like all those we've seen that are basically 20 minute summary/trailer). There's also a featurette that discusses comic books and superheros. There are storyboards and deleted scenes (and some great scenes were deleted from this movie).
What makes this film especially interesting is that instead of making a movie about a superhero, like most filmmakers would do, Night makes the movie about a man discovering he is a superhero. That's it. Simple, elegant, brillaint. M. Night Shyamalan will one day take his place amongst the great directors like John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Martin Scorsese, and Orson Welles. And The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs are just the beginning.
Interesting Premise But It's just too slow and lugubrious. All the scenes are dark and depressing. I felt like asking someone to turn on the lights! Fine acting, cinematography and all that, but I'm really not a big fan of comic books, and especially not of movies made about comic books. If I had known that this movie was a comic book story I would have never rented it. If you like comic books, you'll probably love it.