After a horrible train accident from which David was the only survivor, he is contacted by the mysterious and eccentric Elijah. As David tries to fix his life Elijah, who has a disease rendering his bones as fragile as glass, helps him to learn something about himself – that he may be unbreakable.
Bruce Willis (David Dunn), Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah), Robin Wright Penn (Audrey Dunn), Spencer Treat Clark (Joseph Dunn).
This is a somewhat dark and moody film from M. Night Shyamalan. Starting off the film delivers some very good character development while at the same time being a bit confusing. As the plot moves along the characters develop even further and does a good job of showing that someone who was truly unbreakable might not be aware of the fact. Once Elijah and David meet and start becoming friends things get moving much better and we become aware there is more to this story. Before you really have a chance to try and figure it out, everything comes out in a nice ending twist. Typical with M.Night, he uses some misdirection, the plot isn’t bulletproof by any means, and his signature use of the color red was apparent.
Acting was pretty good, particularly from Jackson who did a great job playing a nutball. For his age, Clark was amazing, displaying wonderful emotion.
Camera work, sound, sets, and effects were all well done exhibiting a quality, well budgeted film as we expect from M.Night. Also as usual with his movies, dialogue was very low volume whereas soundtrack was not making for a lot of volume button action.
Overall a good thriller or sci-fi thriller even if it is a bit slow. Fans of Willis, Jackson, or M.Night will likely enjoy this and should put it in the top half of your Must See list, the bottom half for everyone else.
Some violence and mild sexual content but this is probably okay for teens and above.
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