Unbreakable is the first film in a trilogy written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The second film in the trilogy is Split which was released sixteen years after (in 2016) the release of the first film. Split is followed by Glass which was released in 2019, nineteen years after the character of David Dunn first appeared on the big screen.
This movie is given a rating of PG-13 due to it containing some moderately highly violent and gory scenes. It also has a few sexual references.
Critics gave Unbreakable fairly favorable reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has 174 reviews with an average score of 6.3/10 and a 70% acceptance rating. Based on 31 reviews, the movie received a Metacritic score of 62 out of 100, which is considered to be “generally favorable reviews.” On a scale from A+ to F, viewers surveyed by CinemaScore gave the movie an average grade of “C.”
- The character of David Dunn is portrayed by Bruce Willis
- The character of a 20-year-old David is portrayed by Davis Duffield
- The character of Elijah Price/Mr. Glass is portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson
- The character of a 13-year-old Elijah is portrayed by Johnny Hiram Jamison
- The character of Audrey Dunn, David’s wife is portrayed by Robin Wright
- The character of a 20-year-old Audrey is portrayed by Laura Regan
- The character of Joseph Dunn, David’s son is portrayed by Spencer Treat Clark
- The character of Mrs. Price, Elijah’s mother is portrayed by Charlayne Woodard
- The character of Dr. Mathison is portrayed by Eamonn Walker
- The character of Kelly is portrayed by Leslie Stefanson
- The character of the Babysitter is portrayed by Michaelia Carroll
- The character of the Physical Therapist is portrayed by Whitney Sugarman
- The character of the Comic Book Clerk is portrayed by Bostin Christopher
- The character of the School Nurse is portrayed by Elizabeth Lawrence
- The character of the Orange Suit Man is portrayed by Chance Kelly
- The character of Dr. Dubin is portrayed by Michael Kelly
- The character of the Five-Year-Old Boy is portrayed by Joey Hazinsky
- The character of the Woman Walking By is portrayed by Dianne Cotten Murphy
Unbreakable fits into the genre of science-fiction, Thriller, Crime, Superhero, Supernatural power, Mystery, and Drama. People who like a movie that is strange in a way that makes it interesting must watch Unbreakable!
David Dunn could have been a football player as he was a former star quarterback until he left football due to a car accident, even though he was not injured in any way. Now working as a security guard, a few years later he boards Eastrail 177, which suddenly accelerates, derails, and crashes. David wakes up at the hospital, everyone shocked that he survived, uninjured when no one else on that train survived.
A note on his car windshield asks if he has ever been ill and invites him to “Limited Edition”, a gallery operated by magazine expert, Elijah Price. And David soon finds out a shocking truth about himself.
The touch of David’s hands seems to bring to life visions of the criminal acts their hands have committed. As people encounter him in a crowd, he senses the crimes they have perpetrated such as theft, assault, and rape. He finds one criminal he can confront: a sadistic janitor who has invaded a family home killed the dad and is holding his wife and two children captive. David strangles the janitor to death. The next morning, David shows Joseph a news story featuring a sketch of the anonymous hero, whom Joseph recognizes as his father.
Elijah is rescued by David after years of trying to find someone who fits his idea of a superhero. He adopts his childhood nickname, “Mr. Glass,” as his supervillain moniker. An emotional Elijah tells a horrified David, “Now that we all know who you are, I know who I am”, indicating he sees himself as an archvillain and David’s nemesis.
In the wake of the train accident, David, the protagonist, is compelled to engage in some introspection. He appears to have received a unique present that he didn’t ask for. He cannot recall ever being harmed or ill, except for a childhood near-drowning. David is intrigued by his potential and wants to discover the full range of his abilities before determining how to use them most effectively.
Talking about David’s persona, he has always had a strong sense of morality and justice. David still gets the impression that he is simply a regular guy, despite Price’s claim that he has a heroic destiny. With great power comes great responsibility, something David is unsure he is prepared to handle.
Unbreakable Release Date
When M.Night Shyamalan conceived the idea for Unbreakable, the figure had a comic book’s traditional three-part structure( the superhero’s” birth”, his struggles against general wrongdoers, and the idol’s ultimate battle against the” archenemy”). Chancing the birth section most intriguing, he decided to write Unbreakable as an origin story.
The first look deal for Unbreakable was given to Walt Disney Studios in August 1999. In return, Disney bought Shyamalan’s script at a “spec script record” for$ 5 million and was also given another$ 5 million to direct.
Star photography began on April 25, 2000, and ended that July. The maturity of rephotographing took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the film’s setting. Unbreakable was eventually released on November 21, 2000.
Where To Watch Unbreakable?
You can watch Unbreakable along with the second movie in this series, glass on Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. The third movie in the series, Split is available to watch only on Amazon Prime Video. Watch this film series now!
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