History Film / Unbreakable

19th Nov '17 6:00:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Or rather, All Manga Is Hentai. In the comicbook store scene where a despondent Elijah causes a rucus with his wheelchair, one of the clerk's first lines when he notices that Elijah has been hiding in the back for a while is "You better not be jacking off to the Japanese comics, I swear to God".
31st Oct '17 10:00:34 PM Bartzv
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* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction that explores what a ‘realistic’ superhero would be like, long before ‘realistic’ superheroes were even a thing in motion pictures. It’s older than ''Film/BatmanBegins'', preceded only by actual comic book deconstructions such as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It also goes even further than later deconstructions: David is entirely human, has only some above-average abilities and no super-gadgets, and struggles with accepting his role because he thinks heroes are just the stuff of stories, whilst his EccentricMentor Elijah speculates that heroic characters are in fact inspired ''by'' real-life heroes such as him. [[spoiler:Elijah proves how dangerous applying tropes to real life can be; to force it into a narrative that makes sense to him, he arranges the deaths of hundreds of people to cement himself as a super-villain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]

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* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction deconstructive film that explores what a ‘realistic’ superhero would be like, long before ‘realistic’ superheroes were even a thing in motion pictures. It’s older than ''Film/BatmanBegins'', preceded only by actual comic book deconstructions such as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It also goes even further than later deconstructions: David is entirely human, has only some above-average abilities and no super-gadgets, and struggles with accepting his role because he thinks heroes are just the stuff of stories, whilst his EccentricMentor Elijah speculates that heroic characters are in fact inspired ''by'' real-life heroes such as him. [[spoiler:Elijah proves how dangerous applying tropes to real life can be; to force it into a narrative that makes sense to him, he arranges the deaths of hundreds of people to cement himself as a super-villain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]
30th Oct '17 11:14:22 PM Bartzv
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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructed the ‘Real-world Superhero’ long before that trope became popular.

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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructed the ‘Real-world Superhero’ long SuperHero genre before that trope superhero films became popular.popular, becoming the first of a sub-genre of 'Real-world Superhero' films.



* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction of the ‘Realistic Super-hero’ (sub)genre, before ‘realistic’ superheroes even became a thing in motion pictures. It’s older than ''Film/BatmanBegins'', preceded only by actual comic books such as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It also goes even further than later deconstructions: David is entirely human, has only some above-average abilities and no super-gadgets, and struggles with accepting his role because he thinks heroes are just the stuff of stories, whilst his EccentricMentor Elijah speculates that heroic characters are in fact inspired ''by'' real-life heroes such as him. [[spoiler:Elijah proves how dangerous applying tropes to real life can be; to force it into a narrative that makes sense to him, he arranges the deaths of hundreds of people to cement himself as a super-villain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]

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* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction of the ‘Realistic Super-hero’ (sub)genre, that explores what a ‘realistic’ superhero would be like, long before ‘realistic’ superheroes were even became a thing in motion pictures. It’s older than ''Film/BatmanBegins'', preceded only by actual comic books book deconstructions such as ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It also goes even further than later deconstructions: David is entirely human, has only some above-average abilities and no super-gadgets, and struggles with accepting his role because he thinks heroes are just the stuff of stories, whilst his EccentricMentor Elijah speculates that heroic characters are in fact inspired ''by'' real-life heroes such as him. [[spoiler:Elijah proves how dangerous applying tropes to real life can be; to force it into a narrative that makes sense to him, he arranges the deaths of hundreds of people to cement himself as a super-villain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]
26th Oct '17 11:54:53 AM longWriter
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* RaincoatOfHorror: This film is a PsychologicalThriller/ {{Deconstruction}} of the SuperHero genre, but it strays into horror territory near the end when protagonist David Dunn confronts a sadistic janitor who has invaded a family home, killed the father, and held the wife and their two children captive. David wears a [[https://www.moviequotesandmore.com/wp-content/uploads/unbreakable-2.jpg long, hooded rain poncho]] that conceals his face for the duration of that scene. The poncho later makes an appearance in a newspaper article about his heroics, with an artist's depiction of the [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--9pKZg-n8BM/T3nVa6T6zZI/AAAAAAAAAHk/WxwrnsJRs3M/s1600/Unbreakable+-+M+Night+Shyamalan+-+David+Dunn+-+Bruce+Willis.jpg mysterious hooded hero]] who rescued the two children gracing the front page.
18th Oct '17 2:20:08 AM Kamiguy123
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* SuperStrength: David is clearly shown as being an incredibly strong individual, however, the film never actually confirms the upper limits to David’s strength: they run out of weights to put on the bar for him to lift and put several heavy objects on top of that.[[note]]A deleted scene shows he can lift an excess of ''500'' pounds.[[/note]] He’s able to wrench open the door of a crashed car. David wasn’t aware of this, as he never pushed himself beyond what he thought he could do. It’s almost StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.

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* SuperStrength: David is clearly shown as being an incredibly strong individual, however, the film never actually confirms the upper limits to David’s strength: they run out of weights to put on the bar for him to lift and put several heavy objects on top of that.[[note]]A deleted scene shows he can lift an excess of ''500'' 500 pounds.[[/note]] He’s able to wrench open the door of a crashed car. David wasn’t aware of this, as he never pushed himself beyond what he thought he could do. It’s almost StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.
14th Oct '17 2:39:21 PM nighttrainfm
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* ComboPlatterPowers: [[spoiler:David has superhuman strength, is at least MadeOfIron, and can also see a person’s evil deeds by touching them.]]

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* ComboPlatterPowers: [[spoiler:David has superhuman strength, is at least MadeOfIron, strength and durability, and can also see a person’s evil deeds by touching them.]]



* MadeOfIron: David discovers that he is highly durable when he’s involved in a train crash and comes out unharmed without a scratch on him. His durability is shown to have limits, for although he sustained no serious harm from the crash, it did knock him out for a while, since he woke up in the hospital. It is also revealed that he nearly drowned as a child. It's unconfirmed how he would respond to a gunshot, since he successfully talks his son into giving up the gun, and even Elijah points out that he never said David couldn't be killed. As a deconstruction, this ability leads to David having a serious case of SurvivorsGuilt as he is the only one to walk away from the train crash unharmed when so many others died.



* ShownTheirWork: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteogenesis_imperfecta Osteogenesis imperfecta]] is a real disease, and was classified into four types at the time the film was made, as explained by Elijah (who explains further that he has Type I, the most common and least severe one). [[ScienceMarchesOn Today, there are seven known types.]]

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteogenesis_imperfecta Osteogenesis imperfecta]] is a real disease, and was classified into four types at the time the film was made, as explained by Elijah (who explains further that he has Type I, the most common and least severe one). [[ScienceMarchesOn Today, there are seven known types.]]


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* SuperToughness: David discovers that he is highly durable when he’s involved in a train crash and comes out unharmed without a scratch on him. His durability is shown to have limits, for although he sustained no serious harm from the crash, it did knock him out for a while, since he woke up in the hospital. It is also revealed that he nearly drowned as a child. It's unconfirmed how he would respond to a gunshot, since he successfully talks his son into giving up the gun, and even Elijah points out that he never said David couldn't be killed. As a deconstruction, this ability leads to David having a serious case of SurvivorsGuilt as he is the only one to walk away from the train crash unharmed when so many others died.
25th Sep '17 4:36:24 AM Kamiguy123
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''Unbreakable'' has ''[[TwistEnding one]]''[[TwistEnding hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.

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''Unbreakable'' has ''[[TwistEnding one]]''[[TwistEnding one]]'' [[TwistEnding hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.
25th Sep '17 4:36:13 AM Kamiguy123
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''Unbreakable'' has [[TwistEnding ''one'' hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.

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''Unbreakable'' has [[TwistEnding ''one'' ''[[TwistEnding one]]''[[TwistEnding hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.
25th Sep '17 4:35:20 AM Kamiguy123
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''Unbreakable'' has [[TwistEnding a hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.

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''Unbreakable'' has [[TwistEnding a ''one'' hell of an ending]], and it’s pretty much the only ending to a Shyamalan film that ''hasn’t'' become an ‘ItWasHisSled’ ending. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, '''avert your eyes from the spoilers below''' and see it for yourself.
25th Sep '17 3:50:53 AM Kamiguy123
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* GenreBusting: It's a psychological thriller meets family melodrama meets SuperHeroOrigin.

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* GenreBusting: It's a psychological thriller {{psychological thriller}} meets family melodrama meets SuperHeroOrigin.



* SuperStrength: David is clearly shown as being an incredibly strong individual, however, the film never actually confirms the upper limits to David’s strength: they run out of weights to put on the bar for him to lift and put several heavy objects on top of that.[[note]]A deleted scene shows he can lift an excess of 500 pounds.[[/note]] He’s able to wrench open the door of a crashed car. David wasn’t aware of this, as he never pushed himself beyond what he thought he could do. It’s almost StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.

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* SuperStrength: David is clearly shown as being an incredibly strong individual, however, the film never actually confirms the upper limits to David’s strength: they run out of weights to put on the bar for him to lift and put several heavy objects on top of that.[[note]]A deleted scene shows he can lift an excess of 500 ''500'' pounds.[[/note]] He’s able to wrench open the door of a crashed car. David wasn’t aware of this, as he never pushed himself beyond what he thought he could do. It’s almost StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.
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