The younger generation out there, probably shudders in fear at the mention of the name M. Night Shyamamamamalan, known best for making garbage movies like The Village and Avatar the last airbender. The year 200 however, was still a great time for the man who made the twist ending a huge deal, and that was the year that Unbreakable came out.
In many ways it was a movie ahead of its time. It dealt with an idea we are all too familiar with now, but at the time was really something different. It was a look at the idea of superheroes and supervillains, and the relationship between them. It was also a serious look at these ideas and these relationships played out before us, without mention really of superhero nature of it until the very end. It also gives us a really good look at the concept of what becoming a hero entails.
On the other hand, it also gives us a great look into the mind of a villain, and how those labels really come about, and let me just say, it’s not always as black and white as it seems. The acting and, and I stress the AND here, and directing are really top class. They create this tone and manage to keep the tone of seriousness and intrigue throughout the entire film. A movie certainly worth your time if you’ve never seen it before, and worth a re-watch if you have.