Review - Unbreakable (2000)
Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) spent his entire life studying comic books. When he found out about a man who might have the abilities of the people in the comics, he decides to start studying him in “Unbreakable.”
Bruce Willis (as David Dunn) is back in director M. Night Shyamalan’s second feature film, this time as another love-estranged man dealing with supernatural forces. But it is in no way the same as “The Sixth Sense.” This time the mood is still solemn, but with a lighter feeling to it. While the color scheme of “The Sixth Sense” was sort of a red tint, “Unbreakable” uses a bluer look, contrasting the two greatly. I’m not really trying to compare the two, I just wanted to note this interesting style.
That’s one of the great things about this movie: style. I can’t name another movie that I have currently seen with better cinematography than that used here. The acting plays off the camera perfectly and delivers a near-flawless story. If there really are any true flaws here, I can’t point them out.
It’s nice to see Jackson playing a much more subtle character. He’s been typecast these days as a foul-mouthed, crazy person with a gun, so I like seeing him in a calmer, more intriguing role.
“Unbreakable” is easily Shyamalan’s best movie to date. I can’t for the life of me understand why “The Sixth Sense” was nominated for six Oscars and nothing for this.
Final Score: 9.6/10