Friday, September 25, 2009

Throwback: Unbreakable

Dear M. Night Shyamalan,

You exploded onto the scene with the brilliant "Sixth Sense" and then avoided the sophmore jinx by following up with this fascinating thinking man's comic book film about a hero who rediscovers himself. In the past, you've said that sequels weren't your thing, but after "Lady In The Water" and "The Happening," ever thought about reconsidering? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you're washed up or anything like that. I'm sure "Avatar: The Last Airbender" will probably make loads of dough. I'd just like to see you revisit one of your better ideas. I'm pretty sure Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis are still game. So how bout it, big guy?

Favorite scene:

Mr. Glass' attempted foot chase. Makes me wince every time.


K J Gillenwater said...

I liked this one, too.

I'm also a fan of "Signs," and I think a lot of people missed out on a very strong religious theme thinking it was supposed to be about aliens. Sure the water part was a little hokey, but the main focus was on the idea that meaningless suffering and tragedy may not be so meaningless.

Anyway, wish M. Night didn't run off the rails with the last 2 films. Even "The Village" had its redeeming moments.

screamwriter said...

You're right. I always thought of "Signs" as a modern parable. Very Job-like.

K J Gillenwater said...

Yes! That's it exactly...Job.


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