Random Netflix browsing does not always lead you into an abyss of unheard-of indie guesswork. Sometimes you find a masterpiece you had forgotten about.
Unbreakable is, as most of you probably know, an M. Night Shyamalan film starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. It was released in 2000, and I saw it then. I liked it, even. However, in the 15 years since this movie was released – maybe because I learned I like comics, or maybe because I’ve grown as a person – it has gotten somehow richer and more mysterious to me.
Willis is David Dunn, a quiet man who has a knack for surviving catastrophes. Jackson portrays Elijah Price, an intimidating art dealer with a debilitating weakness. They are opposites, David and Elijah, and when they are finally united – who is the villain, and is there a hero?
Not only are the characters fascinating and the story engrossing, the film itself is beautiful. It takes talent to evoke feeling with just a camera angle and some lighting – but Shyamalan does it, again and again.
If you’ve never seen this movie, you owe it to yourself to watch it as soon as you are able. It’s on Netflix – there’s no excuse. I may watch it again tonight.
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