Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's film is the 2000 thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.
The movie surrounds David Dunn (Willis) as he begins to discover that he might possibly have superhuman abilities with the help of Elijah Price (Jackson) otherwise known as "Mr. Glass". Dunn has never been sick, has never been injured, and can sense danger when it is around him. Price bases his guidance on his encyclopedic knowledge of comic books.
In true Shyamalan fashion, there is an intriguing twist at the end, which happens in pure comic book fashion. The entire story is more focused on Dunn's personal struggles, discovery, and acceptance of his abilities. Robin Wright has a solid supporting role as Dunn's wife. Dunn's son also provides a strong push for him to accept and use his gift for good.
I have always wanted to see this movie so I'm glad I had the opportunity. It's a simple, interesting, and unique movie which holds up after over a decade past it's initial release. I like the different take on the super-powered, comic book inspired story. It also has some awesome cinematography, with very interesting framing for shots and neat camera angles. I recommend folks check this one out.
You can catch Unbreakable streaming right now on Netflix.