March 19th, 2014: Unbreakable (2000)

Unbreakable

Cast and Crew: Robin Wright

What It’s About:  David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a horrific train wreck.  He begins to sort out what it all means when mysterious comics book super fan Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) contacts him with a theory:  what if Dunn is a real life superhero, an invulnerable man…and what if he has other powers?

Why Watch it Today?:  Star Bruce Willis turns 59 today.  Willis is excellent in this low-key not quite superhero mystery thriller from the days before M. Night Shyamalan’s career went off the rails.

Other Choices:  See Willis in one of the greatest action films of all time, Die Hard; as a boxer on the run in Pulp Fiction; or as a tired cop having an affair in Moonrise Kingdom.

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2 comments on “March 19th, 2014: Unbreakable (2000)

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Shame that this one doesn’t get as much notice or recognition as Sixth Sense does, but still a fine movie all the same. Nice pick!

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      I’ve never understood why this film was the start of the backlash against M. Night Shyamalan, when it’s actually a decent thriller and a fun superhero story that doesn’t resort to the usual punch ups.

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