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Unbreakable Is Unbeatable,
This review is from: Unbreakable (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
M. Night Shyamalon's vision...a cast with the likes of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson...the genre, world, and outlying universe of comic book superheroes and villians...that are closer to home than we realize!
The story itself is a work of art. Themes arise as we see a man named Elijah (Jackson) search the world over for a sign, a hint that maybe someone is the opposite of him. What Elijah is is a frail man with a bone disease that makes his bones brittle and privy to breaking easily. Who he is looking for is someone who is...unbreakable.
David Dunn (Willis) is a security gaurd for a college stadium. He lives a simple life and raises his son with his wife (played by Robin Wright Penn). The two are going through a tough time but due to their history are working it out, while at the same time their son discovers that his dad is not like other kid's dads...
The movie is thick in theme and strong in character development. After all, we're talking about weaving the mythos surrounding comic book superhero's into the here and now. Good vs. Evil. Or is it? A superb plot with many messages and analogies that abound, "unbreakable" is more than just a film, or work of "art". It's simply another great story by Shyamalon.
The depth doesn't stop there, I encourage you to look at the bonus disc for features that delve further into M. Knight's vision behind the story, and the history of the superhero. It add's a lot to the overall package and makes this DVD all the more enjoyable as a gem in any collection!