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Sexist review of Unbreakable.

Okay, I just got home from Unbreakable. (Official site here...warning, it uses Flash slightly excessively)

Unbreakable has a great cast, including Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, teaming up together for the first time since their huge hit with Die Hard 3: Die Hard: With a Vengeance in 1995 (Their first collaboration, to my knowledge, being National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1, while the first movie to give them both major parts was Pulp Fiction.)

Also joining them is Spencer Clark, who you might remember as Lucius from Gladiator. Rounding out the cast is the ever lovely Robin Wright (Penn).

This movie is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who also wrote and directed The Sixth Sense. Combining him with Bruce Willis seems to be a winning combination. Of course, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson is a winning combination, too. ;-)

At first, I wondered how exactly I was going to make this review sexist, as there's not much sex in the movie. But, then it hit me. Robin Wright is in the movie. I've had a semi for her ever since I saw The Princess Bride the first time. She's a major babe. And, there are a few night scenes where she's running around in her little nighty thing. *drool*

Well, first of all, this movie was much different than I expected. I'm not sure what I thought this movie would be like, but no matter what exactly it was, I was....way off. ;-)

I should warn you. Many of you prolly won't like it. It's a different movie, and, for example, after it was over one lady stood up in back and shouted out, "That movie totally sucked!". On the other hand, while she was saying that, I was looking over at a friend and saying, "That movie totally rocked!".

It's hard to say too much about it without giving things away, but let me say that if you like comic books, you'll prolly love this movie. If you don't, then it will depend on whether you "get" the movie. If you get it, I think you'll really like it. If you don't get it, it won't make sense, and you prolly will find it slow, boring, and less than impressive.

This is one of those movies where the ending really makes the movie, too. It's a good movie all the way through, but the end of the movie changes it from a good movie to a great one. It's not unlike The Usual Suspects or The Sixth Sense in that respect.

In other words, if you see it, make sure you see the entire movie.

Overall, I'd give this movie a "Definitely worth seeing" rating, provided you "get" it. As a male sexist pig, I would like to point out that more T&A would have been good in this movie, but oh well. We won't mark it down too much for that. ;-)

Comments

Oddly ... I got it, and didn't like it. ;)

I was thinking about it, and thinking for a bit that I might enjoy it in the same way that I enjoyed "The Telephone" ... not particularly while watching, but, after a bit of digesting ... but, no such luck. It just strikes me as something with a lot of wasted potential.

Then again ... I never much liked comics either, so perhaps I'm not the best judge. ;)

Could be...

Yeah, in a lot of ways, the whole movie was like a modern day comic book, you just don't realize it at first. If you like comics, then it's really easy to appreciate the movie as such.

It is a very different movie though, and it's the kind I can easily see a lot of people not caring for.

I think you almost have to have something of a specifically odd or slightly twisted sense of humor to like it. It's kind of like one of those jokes where a couple of people will be rolling on the floor with tears in their eyes, while someone else will groan, shake thier head, and say, "That was a pathetic attempt at a joke. Ugh."

well..

It depends on the kind of movie you like. If you like that that makes you think, like Pi or Fight Club (unless you have an intense dislike of Brad Pitt, as I know a few do out there) it's a good movie. There's some interesting play in it.

Re: well..

Yeah, I think you're right. This movie kind of plays with your head, and your emotions, a good bit....and it doesn't really spoon feed you what to think, or how to feel. It's a movie where you have to make your own decisions and come to your own conclusions on what's going on.

The 'hero' isn't a perfect hero, and the 'villian' isn't a perfect villian. They're all just people, and in a lot of ways, not very extraordinary.