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10-16-2001, 04:28 PM
Watched "Unbreakable" last night. The two thoughts I had through the whole movie:
1] Where is the action? We don't even get to see the train wreck.
2] When is something cool going to happen (punch through walls, fly...something)
Even as the movie progressed toward the end, I was a little disappointed.
I would NOT buy this DVD for my collection, but overall I thought it was an "ok" movie to watch once.
10-16-2001, 05:31 PM
I enjoyed this movie extremely. Very, very well done. Much better than 6th Sense, IMO. A real-life superhero. Give me this type of superhero movie over the X-Men type anyday.
10-16-2001, 05:51 PM
I thought it was greatness, I went 'OOOOOOHHHH' at the end....
Very cool, I really dug it....
10-16-2001, 06:22 PM
Ron, man, you have the coolest home theater I have ever seen, and the WEIRDEST movie taste of anyone I know! "Unbreakable" BETTER than "6th Sense"? It just isn't so.
T6S was strikingly original in construction and interestingly directed and moodily shot. An all around engaging, strangely engaging film. It delivered. "Unbreakable," while slightly interesting and well shot, was ultimately a predictable letdown -- I mean, okay; it's an interesting, new twist on the superhero myth and storytelling, like it's the anti-Superman. But... You know, it just wasn't as good as T6S, period. I'm sick of having to always provide "reasons." What I say goes, end of story. :cool:
And Justin, you know you're going to have to watch it again when you get a real TV. It's better when your screen is bigger than 19", but then so is anything. Happy birthday!
10-16-2001, 10:04 PM
dude it is a thinking mans movie!
10-17-2001, 09:39 AM
"2001." "12 Monkeys." "Memento." Those are thinking-man's movies. "Unbreakable" is a comic book movie. Think "Batman."
10-17-2001, 11:27 AM
Ron, man, you have the coolest home theater I have ever seen, and the WEIRDEST movie taste of anyone I know! "Unbreakable" BETTER than "6th Sense"?
Uhhh.....Ummm, thanks Micah.....I think.
10-17-2001, 12:29 PM
Micah: Thanks, wow, birthday fun for me!
dude it is a thinking mans movie!
You're right, I THOUGHT it was bland. Maybe a Matrix-like battle between the good and evil guys would have saved this one. But instead, they just tell you, "Well, they locked him up, and the other guy is just doing ordinary stuff..." Bllaaaaaaahhhhh
10-18-2001, 10:55 AM
This DVD has now been officially deleted from my "BUY" list.
Thanks for saving me $20. I'll go rent it instead.
10-18-2001, 01:48 PM
I dont know..I thought it was a killer movie... I myself liked it better then 6sense.... goes to show..we all have different tastes.
10-18-2001, 01:51 PM
I didn't think it was that bad per se, I just thought it was predictable. Good entertainment but there was nothing that really took me by surprise. Worth a rental I think....
10-18-2001, 02:14 PM
just my humble 'newbie/polkie' thoughts, but i thought this was an excellently done movie. much better than the 6th sense. 6th sense, i watched twice. once in the theater, and once again after i bought the dvd. i really have never had a desire to watch this movie again. i saw unbreakable twice in the theater, and already 3 times since i've owned it. it is a much better watch over and over again movie than the 6th sense, IMHO anyway.
10-18-2001, 03:59 PM
I don't think Unbreakable pulled it all together, and I bet its one of those things where he wishes he could have another crack at it in 5 years... but the movie was entertaining, engaging, and beautiful to watch... and Willis was excellent, as usual... the story just needed some re-working... there was so much left untouched... especially the subplot between he and his wife.
and my friend made the best point... he is unbreakable.. but he is bald... guess superhero gentics don't cover follicles.
10-18-2001, 05:30 PM
Great director. No question. But if his next film isn't something different, he'll he a "has been" and these two will be flukes. (Like "Star Wars." Just figured I'd toss that nugget into the mix.)
See Sam Raimi's catalog for an example of a bright young upstart who has parlayed his serious talent into some serious filmmaking, ie: "A Simple Plan" and "The Gift."
>> but he is bald << LOL!
10-18-2001, 05:40 PM
i thought it was pretty good...
but it was worth watching for 2 reasons.
I am not normally the kind of guy that will sit through a movie just to see nudity, but this was katie Holmes, and for her i will make the exception.
10-18-2001, 08:40 PM
Yeah, the Katie Holmes nudity was almost the most shocking thing about the film -- who knew she was so... tall. I mean, it wasn't a GREAT FILM. It was adequate, buoyed along by great acting (and great nudity on Holmes' part).
But the key here is that Sam Raimi is the same guy who did the wonderfully wacky and hilarious "Evil Dead" movies, with all those superb "new" in-your-face camera tricks which I equate with M. Knight's superb "new" backwards-story writing tricks. Raimi has taken his experiences and molded his talent into the telling of more straightforward stories, and using it to evoke a specific mood, and all that film-class jazz.
Hopefully, M. Knight's next outing will be a little deeper, a little more accomplished, and little less one-trick.
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