FILM REVIEW: UNBREAKABLE (2000)

This is by far my favorite of M. Night Shyamalan’s films before he lost his touch. What intrigues me about the story of this film is that the main character started out as a normal person, but after a life-chaning event, they discover that they are actually extraordinary. While most of the main character’s powers were relatively mild compared to superheroes in comics, I was impressed by how the power of invulnerability was portrayed. In addition, I enjoyed the numerous comic book references that were made throughout the film because it made the plot more authentic. Samuel L. Jackson’s character was also interesting because he was like everyone else, trying to discover his purpose in the world. Jackson’s character also served as a polar opposite of Bruce Willis’s character, someone who is as fragile as glass just as Willis’s character is as durable as metal, which was a good theme for the film to follow along with Willis’s transition from normal to extraordinary. I would recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a superhero story in which the superhero in question is more human.

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