Unbreakable

Unbreakable

DVD - 2000?
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After David Dunn emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor, and without a single scratch on him, he meets a mysterious, unsettling stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. And his obsession with David will change David's life forever.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000?]
ISBN: 9780788826900
0788826905
Branch Call Number: FIC Unbre 6998ml 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Scottrahanley
Jul 03, 2019

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Unbreakable is the 1st movie in a Trilogy about these characters, the first movie was “Unbreakable” Staring Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson. The 2nd movie is called “Split” with James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy, and of course the 3rd movie is called Glass Staring all 4 of them together. Bruce Willis is Unbreakable, James McAvoy is Split (as in Personality), and Samuel L Jackson is Glass (as in brittle bones like glass). The girl is used as a Plot Point for James McAvoy In both Split and Glass.
I hope this helps some with understanding the Trilogy and where and who the characters are in relation to the different movies.

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wth_this_sucks
Jun 28, 2019

I cannot fault the acting.
And I normally love M. Night Shyamalan movies.
To me it a lot like going through life.
The story is good.
I found the ending a bit of a let down.
I don't need violence or explosions all the time, for some reason I just found this meh.
But my 11yr old loved it

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Marisss
Jun 19, 2019

This the first of an M. Night Shyamalan trilogy. It's the back story of a new superhero. It's weird to consider it as such since there isn't that much physical action onscreen. No explosions, little violence per se. But it's Bruce Willis as the reluctant hero, and Samuel L. Jackson who can still manipulate and intimidate, even from a wheelchair.

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jimg2000
May 15, 2019

To enjoy this Shyamalan trilogy, they should be viewed sequentially: Unbreakable, Split and Glass. Decent story line but relative to superhero films, embarrassingly cheap production values, half-baked finale and less-than-mediocre action/stunt scenes. Acting is hardly involved other than reading the lines except for McAvoy's challenging character as Mr. Split who has dissociative identity disorder (DID.) For better watching experience, watch at 1.2X or faster speed.

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Shellie1_us
Apr 21, 2019

I re-watched this movie to refresh my memory, since I want to watch Glass. I had forgotten a lot, but I remembered the basic story. A very good movie, and I enjoyed it more the second time. A more realistic view of super heroes and villains. I did find the wife a bit annoying.

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Futuregohangurl
Mar 10, 2019

a very good movie. wow there are 5 people waiting to see this. you would think after it being out 19 years most people would have watched it it must be popular right now because of the new movie out called glass. bruce willis and samuel jackson put on a good performance

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jferrerosa2
Feb 20, 2019

I learned about this movie from my friend who absolutely loved it. When I watched it, I have to say that I agree with him. It's a great film! The sequel to this movie, "Split" is better, but not by much. Having watched the trilogy now, I hope it continues to thrive because it's a great idea that deserves more props than people will give it.

LoganLib_Kirra Jan 08, 2019

Bruce Willis is Unbreakable in the popular drama about a security guard that is the sole survivor of a horrible train wreck and finds a hidden strength within himself with the help of a mysterious man played by the talented Samuel L. Jackson. The two actors compliment each other well for a great movie that offers intrigue and a satisfying ending.

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oPod
Oct 20, 2018

An interesting idea plays out in this slow paced and nuanced movie. However, the ending of the film is problematic. As soon as the the climatic twist is revealed it is instantly proceeded by an anticlimatic epilogue, the end. When the storyline is finally ripe for some meaningful arch nemeses action it is cut short by the entirely practical and rational actions of the hero, actions so boring that the movie doesnt even bother depicting it. Instead of a written epilogue if the described conclusion was acted out in cinematic form I would have been pleasantly bemused, as it would have been yet another unexepected twist. I would have awarded the film an additioanl star or two. Almost any alternative ending would have been better than the cut to epilogue ending. In the end the hero's practical nature undercuts his rash acts by demonstrating how he should have handled his previous vigilante act by simply reporting the crime to law enforcement instead of taking matters into his own hands. Ending aside, it's a smart and unique film. A well thoughout film, with an ending that would have benefited from the same amount of care put into the rest of the film.

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hopesandoval
Aug 02, 2018

This is an amazing superhero movie, without the special effects and costumes. An instant classic. I've seen this movie at least 3 or 4 times and am always amazed at the little details that I missed on prior viewings, and I just shake my head when I gain further insight into the artful psychology provided by the director. "I'm just an ordinary man," is a constant refrain we hear from Bruce Willis, but the son doesn't buy it. There is a simple "weight-bench-press " scene that lasts about 3 minutes and it provides more suspense than 2 hours of any Marvel Avenger Series film made in the last 10 years. I'm not a Samuel L. Jackson fan but I had to give the movie 5-Stars. I cringe when someone—probably a teen—calls it slow and boring. I think it's as good as any Hitchcock film. Pay attention to the details. This is not "Mad Max: Fury Road," and that's a good thing.

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jimg2000
May 15, 2019

30 quotes with full context in IMDb, thanks to contributors. Example of those quotes:

Elijah Price: Why is it, do you think, that of all the professions in the world you chose protection?

David Dunn: You are a very strange man.

Elijah Price: You could have been a tax accountant. You could have owned your own gym. You could have opened a chain of restaurants. You could've done of ten thousand things, but in the end, you chose to protect people. *You* made that decision, and I find that very, very interesting.

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hopesandoval
Aug 01, 2018

I'm just an ordinary man.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Elijah Price: Now that we know who you are... I know who I am. I'm not a mistake! It all makes sense. In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain's going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero, and most time's they're friends, like you and me. I should've known way back when. You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr. Glass.

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jgrnlees
Jun 22, 2011

Violence: Horrific accidents with massive casualties, extremely brittle bones break

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Elijah Price is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all.

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