History Film / Unbreakable

27th Apr '17 10:56:31 PM Spiderkaine
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Elijah — now a respected owner of a comic book art gallery — contacts with David with a letter asking a simple question: [[ArmorPiercingQuestion “How many days in your life have you been sick?”]] David is caught off guard and starts thinking back on his entire life, even consulting his wife Audrey, and he cannot remember taking one sick day, having a single headache, or getting bruised. David makes contact with Elijah in return, who offers a very dramatic possible answer. If he, Elijah, is on one end of the spectrum by being so frail and brittle, then the existence of someone who is on the other end of the spectrum, having superhuman durability, must balance the equation — and he believes David to be this person. He bases this conclusion on his love of comic books, and believing that ‘super’ humans exist but are dismissed because of the commercialization of superheroes.

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Elijah — now a respected owner of a comic book art gallery — contacts with David with a letter asking a simple question: [[ArmorPiercingQuestion “How many days in your life have you been sick?”]] David is caught off guard and starts thinking back on his entire life, even consulting his wife Audrey, and he cannot remember taking one sick day, having a single headache, or getting bruised. David makes contact with Elijah in return, who offers a very dramatic possible answer. If he, Elijah, is on one end of the spectrum by being so frail and brittle, then the existence of someone who is on the other end of the spectrum, having superhuman durability, must balance the equation — and he believes David to be this person. He bases this conclusion on his love of comic books, and believing that ‘super’ humans exist but are dismissed because of the commercialization of superheroes.
26th Apr '17 10:37:06 AM KingClark
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A sequel, ''Glass'', will be released in 2019, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning as their respective characters. To say anything more would be a spoiler.
22nd Apr '17 11:33:59 PM The12thDoctor
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-->''"Ma'am, I've never seen... this. It appears your baby has suffered some fractures while in your uterus. His arms and his legs are broken."

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-->''"Ma'am, I've never seen... this. It appears your baby has suffered some fractures while in your uterus. His arms and his legs are broken.""''
22nd Apr '17 11:33:26 PM The12thDoctor
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->''“Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you’re here. That’s … that’s just an awful feeling.”''

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->''“Do you know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you’re here. That’s … That’s... that’s just an awful feeling.”''



-->"Ma'am, I've never seen... this. It appears your baby has suffered some fractures while in your uterus. His arms and his legs are broken."

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-->"Ma'am, -->''"Ma'am, I've never seen... this. It appears your baby has suffered some fractures while in your uterus. His arms and his legs are broken."



-->[[spoiler:[[HeelRealization I should’ve known way back when... You know why, David?]] [[KidsAreCruel Because of the kids.]] [[AppropriatedAppellation They called me Mr. Glass.]]]]

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-->[[spoiler:[[HeelRealization ->''"[[spoiler:[[HeelRealization I should’ve known way back when... You know why, David?]] [[KidsAreCruel Because of the kids.]] [[AppropriatedAppellation They called me Mr. Glass.]]]]]]]]"''
30th Mar '17 9:01:35 PM Fireblood
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* ColorCodedCharacters: A deliberate addition to the style of the film. Like comic book characters, many of the people David encounters sport a ColorMotif. David’s is green. Elijah’s is purple. The janitor is orange. And, like ''Film/TheSixthSense'', red has major symbolic importance in the train station. In addition, whenever David senses someone has done or is planning to do something wrong, they are wearing bright colors or some other distinctive clothing that makes them stand out from the crowd. The wardrobe department played to this by having each character dress in more muted coloured versions of their outfits initially, with the colours becoming more vivid as their heroic/villainous aspects became more apparent.

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* ColorCodedCharacters: A deliberate addition to the style of the film. Like comic book characters, many of the people David encounters sport a ColorMotif. David’s is green. Elijah’s is purple. The janitor is orange. And, like ''Film/TheSixthSense'', red has major symbolic importance in the train station. In addition, whenever David senses someone has done or is planning to do something wrong, they are wearing bright colors or some other distinctive clothing that makes them stand out from the crowd. The wardrobe department played to this by having each character dress in more muted coloured colored versions of their outfits initially, with the colours colors becoming more vivid as their heroic/villainous aspects became more apparent.



* CreateYourOwnHero: Elijah,[[spoiler:engineers disasters that kill hundreds of people in order to find a real-life superhero, then convinces him to follow [[CallToAdventure the call]]]].
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Elijah,[[spoiler:as he strives to locate his anti-thesis, purposefully creates himself as the supervillian, Mr. Glass, by becoming a mass-murdering criminal mastermind who felt the deaths of innocent people was worth it to finally know his role in life. ]]

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* CreateYourOwnHero: Elijah,[[spoiler:engineers Elijah[[spoiler:engineers disasters that kill hundreds of people in order to find a real-life superhero, then convinces him to follow [[CallToAdventure the call]]]].
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Elijah,[[spoiler:as Elijah[[spoiler:as he strives to locate his anti-thesis, anti-thesis purposefully creates himself as the supervillian, supervillian Mr. Glass, by becoming a mass-murdering criminal mastermind who felt the deaths of innocent people was worth it to finally know his role in life. ]]



* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Elijah kills far more people than he probably needed to just to find his antithesis.]]

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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Elijah kills far more people than he probably needed to just to find his antithesis. The janitor also was one.]]



-->'''Elijah:''':It's alright to be afraid, David because this part won't be like a comic book. Real life doesn't fit into little boxes that were drawn for it.

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-->'''Elijah:''':It's alright to be afraid, David David, because this part won't be like a comic book. Real life doesn't fit into little boxes that were drawn for it.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Elijah suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, which creates a brittleness in his bones that makes them very susceptible to fracture. He can’t do things other kids can do in his childhood, is constantly in casts, and has only comic books to bring him joy. Then he decides that his purpose in life is to be a supervillain …]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Elijah suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, which creates a brittleness in his bones that makes them very susceptible to fracture. He can’t do things other kids can do in his childhood, is constantly in casts, and has only comic books to bring him joy. Then he decides that his purpose in life is to be a supervillain …]]supervillain...]]



-->[[spoiler:[[HeelRealization I should’ve known way back when … You know why, David?]] [[KidsAreCruel Because of the kids.]] [[AppropriatedAppellation They called me Mr. Glass.]]]]

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-->[[spoiler:[[HeelRealization I should’ve known way back when … when... You know why, David?]] [[KidsAreCruel Because of the kids.]] [[AppropriatedAppellation They called me Mr. Glass.]]]]
3rd Mar '17 11:48:08 PM rva98014
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* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler:Elijah sees himself as such, judging by his rant near the end of the film. See HeelRealization.]]
3rd Mar '17 11:42:19 PM rva98014
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* HeelRealization:
-->[[spoiler:“It all makes sense. In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain is going to be? He is the exact opposite of the hero. And most times, they’re friends like you and me. I should have known way back when; you know why, David? Because of the kids! They called me Mr. Glass.”]]
3rd Mar '17 11:06:14 PM rva98014
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* ShoutOut: Elijah’s hairstyle is based on Frederick Douglass.

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Elijah’s hairstyle is based on Frederick Douglass.
3rd Mar '17 11:03:22 PM rva98014
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* MadeOfIron: David as he 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.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Played straight with Elijah.

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* MadeOfIron: David as he 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.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Played straight with Elijah.Elijah due to his osteogenesis imperfecta.
3rd Mar '17 10:59:27 PM rva98014
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:While Elijah is sent to a nuthouse, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight he does find the incredibly durable person who contrasts his condition]], and turns that man into a hero to contrast his own role as a villain, fulfilling the purpose to which he’s dedicated his life]].
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