History Film / Unbreakable

31st Jul '17 1:12:29 PM bt8257
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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Elijah is the BigBad of the film, which he reveals only when he and David are starting to become friends near the end. After becoming intrigued by the comics his mother gave him, he becomes obsessed with the hero/villian archetypes presented in the stories. Over the years, he engineers mass disasters that kill hundreds of people to find his antithesis, a real hero. He manipulates David over the course of the film to fill this archetype not to save people, but to find meaning in his own life.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:David is a superhero now… but his friend and mentor Elijah is actually his fated archnemesis and committed to a mental institution. To make it even ''more'' bittersweet, Elijah is ''happy'' about this outcome, as he finally knows where he belongs in life.]]

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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Elijah is the BigBad of the film, which he reveals only when he and David are starting to become friends near the end. After becoming intrigued by the comics his mother gave him, he becomes obsessed with the hero/villian hero/villain archetypes presented in the stories. Over the years, he engineers mass disasters that kill hundreds of people to find his antithesis, a real hero. He manipulates David over the course of the film to fill this archetype not to save people, but to find meaning in his own life.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:David is a superhero now… now... but his friend and mentor Elijah is actually his fated archnemesis arch-enemy and committed to a mental institution. To make it even ''more'' bittersweet, Elijah is ''happy'' about this outcome, as he finally knows where he belongs in life.]]



* 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 antithesis, 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 disasters that kill hundreds of people in order to find a real-life superhero, super-hero, then convinces him to follow [[CallToAdventure the call]]]].
call]]]].
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Elijah, [[spoiler:as he strives to locate his antithesis, purposefully creates himself as the supervillian super-villain 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. ]]



* CrisisOfFaith: In a DeletedScene, David has a conversation with a priest who is distraught and doubting his faith in God after losing his nephew in the train crash. This exacerbates David’s SurvivorsGuilt.

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* CrisisOfFaith: In a DeletedScene, David has a conversation with a priest who is distraught and doubting his faith in God after losing his nephew in the train crash. This exacerbates David’s SurvivorsGuilt. David's SurvivorGuilt.



* DespairEventHorizon: Elijah and his mother spent most of Elijah’s life trying to avert this. Elijah’s goal to discover a superhero is in order to prove to himself that he’s not a ‘mistake’ and that he was born for a reason. [[spoiler:But he’ll accept ''[[CreateYourOwnVillain any]]'' reason for existing.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: Elijah and his mother spent most of Elijah’s life trying to avert this. Elijah’s Elijah's goal to discover a superhero is in order to prove to himself that he’s not a ‘mistake’ and that he was born for a reason. [[spoiler:But he’ll he'll accept ''[[CreateYourOwnVillain any]]'' reason for existing.]]



* TheEndingChangesEverything: And we do mean ''[[TwistEnding every]][[WhamEpisode thing]]''. [[spoiler:The revelation that Elijah caused not only the train wreck, but multiple other such disasters to find someone like David, casts everything he says and does in a much more sinister light.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: And we do mean ''[[TwistEnding every]][[WhamEpisode every]][[WhamShot thing]]''. [[spoiler:The revelation that Elijah caused not only the train wreck, but multiple other such disasters to find someone like David, casts everything he says and does in a much more sinister light.]]



** When David tells Elijah that Joseph considered trying to shoot him to prove that he cannot be harmed, Elijah points out that he never said he couldn’t be killed.
** Audrey asks David if he’s cheated on her since they started having marital problems. He says, honestly, that he hasn’t, although certainly not for lack of trying.

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** When David tells Elijah that Joseph considered trying to shoot him to prove that he cannot be harmed, Elijah points out that he never said he couldn’t couldn't be killed.
** Audrey asks David if he’s cheated on her since they started having marital problems. He says, honestly, that he hasn’t, hasn't, although certainly not for lack of trying.



** Most notably, every establishing shot of Elijah through his life being framed in a glass object (mirror, television, picture display panel) and his mother noting, “They say this one has a surprise endin’!” Details like this make the movie equally entertaining during repeat viewings.

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** Most notably, every establishing shot of Elijah through his life being framed in a glass object (mirror, television, picture display panel) and his mother noting, “They say this one has a surprise endin’!” endin'!” Details like this make the movie equally entertaining during repeat viewings.



* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:Elijah dubs himself “Mister Glass,” a name his peers had called him when they were kids due to his condition.]] It’s a stark contrast to David, who pretty much assumes the name of the film with his ‘power.’

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* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:Elijah dubs himself “Mister Glass,” "Mister Glass", a name his peers had called him when they were kids due to his condition.]] It’s a stark contrast to David, who pretty much assumes the name of the film with his ‘power.’"power".



** Given the movie’s comic book themes, there is a subtle one that is FridgeBrilliance on later viewings. As noted above, the ColorMotif that goes with Elijah is purple, and his office has a large Egyptian pictoral behind his chair, both of which are references to [[spoiler:Ozymandias from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It’s FridgeBrilliance after you’ve seen both movies, read the latter’s source material, or both, and know that both characters are actually secretly the villain of the work.]]

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** Given the movie’s comic book themes, there is a subtle one that is FridgeBrilliance on later viewings. As noted above, the ColorMotif that goes with Elijah is purple, and his office has a large Egyptian pictoral behind his chair, both of which are references to [[spoiler:Ozymandias from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. It’s It's FridgeBrilliance after you’ve seen both movies, read the latter’s source material, or both, and know that both characters are actually secretly the villain of the work.]]



* StaircaseTumble: While pursuing a man, Elijah falls down a flight of stairs, which puts him in a wheelchair and inflicts damage that necessitates months of physiotherapy.
* StarterVillain: The Janitor is the first real threat David faces, and he almost loses when the Janitor catches David off-guard, knocking him into the pool, inadvertently exploiting David’s KryptoniteFactor. Defeating the Janitor and saving the children is the first time David is hailed as a hero, and Elijah later points out that this is just the first step in his burgeoning career as a real-life hero.

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* StaircaseTumble: While pursuing a man, Elijah falls down a flight of stairs, which puts him in a wheelchair and inflicts damage that necessitates months of physiotherapy.
physical therapy.
* StarterVillain: The Janitor is the first real threat David faces, and he almost loses when the Janitor catches David off-guard, knocking him into the pool, inadvertently exploiting David’s David's KryptoniteFactor. Defeating the Janitor and saving the children is the first time David is hailed as a hero, and hero; Elijah later points out that this is just the first step in his burgeoning career as a real-life hero.



* {{Supervillain}}: Also deconstructed, in that the film explores what would drive a real person to become one, and what massive loss of life the scale of true supervillainy would entail. [[spoiler:The hero-villain relation is also reversed; the villain isn’t there to give the hero purpose in the plot, the villain created the hero to give himself purpose in the ‘plot’ of life.]]

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* {{Supervillain}}: Also deconstructed, in that the film explores what would drive a real person to become one, and what massive loss of life the scale of true supervillainy super-villainy would entail. [[spoiler:The hero-villain relation is also reversed; the villain isn’t there to give the hero purpose in the plot, the villain created the hero to give himself ''himself'' purpose in the ‘plot’ of life.]]



* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Elijah Price]] is desperately looking for a purpose in life. He thinks that being a supervillain is better than not knowing who one really is, so he so he engineers several disasters to find his antithesis, a real-life superhero. He seems to express remorse for the sacrifices necessary to complete his life’s work, but believes it was worth it to finally know who he is.

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* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Elijah Price]] [[spoiler:Elijah]] is desperately {{desperately looking for a purpose in life. life}}. He thinks that being a supervillain super-villain is better than not knowing who one really is, so he so he engineers several disasters to find his antithesis, a real-life superhero. He seems to express remorse for the sacrifices necessary to complete his life’s work, but believes it was worth it to finally know who he is.



* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction of the ‘Realistic Superhero’ (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 supervillain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Elijah’s mother. By introducing him to his first comic book in an attempt to cheer him up, it ultimately led to [[spoiler:Elijah becoming a real-life supervillain by causing ''hundreds'' of deaths as he attempted to find his antithesis in a real-life superhero]].

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* UnbuiltTrope: A deconstruction of the ‘Realistic Superhero’ 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 supervillain super-villain and find his natural opposite, David’s superhero.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Elijah’s mother. By introducing him to his first comic book in an attempt to cheer him up, it ultimately led to [[spoiler:Elijah becoming a real-life supervillain real life super-villain by causing ''hundreds'' of deaths as he attempted to find his antithesis in a real-life superhero]].



->''"[[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... You know why, David?]] [[KidsAreCruel Because of the kids.]] kids!]] [[AppropriatedAppellation They called me Mr. Glass.]]]]"''
28th Jul '17 6:28:00 PM CheeseDogX
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* DivorceIsTemporary: David and Audrey are not divorced, but are sleeping apart, and David is looking to move out. David surviving the train crash motivates Audrey to not give up on their relationship, and try starting over.

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* DivorceIsTemporary: David and Audrey are not divorced, but are sleeping apart, and David is looking to move out. He even removes his wedding band so he can flirt with a woman in the opening scene. David surviving the train crash motivates Audrey to not give up on their relationship, and try starting over.
2nd Jul '17 5:27:31 AM Saveelich
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A sequel, ''Film/{{Glass}}'', will be released in 2019, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning as their respective characters.

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A sequel, ''Film/{{Glass}}'', ''Film/{{Glass|2019}}'', will be released in 2019, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning as their respective characters.
2nd Jul '17 5:27:19 AM Saveelich
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A sequel, ''Glass'', will be released in 2019, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning as their respective characters.

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A sequel, ''Glass'', ''Film/{{Glass}}'', will be released in 2019, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning as their respective characters.
3rd Jun '17 9:23:39 PM Infection
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* AuthorAppeal: It was Creator/SamuelLJackson (himself a [[OneOfUs major comic book geek]]) who suggested that [[PurpleIsPowerful purple be the theme color for Elijah]]. This is because purple is Jackson’s favorite color, and it is a color often associated with famous comic book supervillians (The Joker, Lex Luthor, and the Green Goblin, just to name a few).

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* AuthorAppeal: It was Creator/SamuelLJackson (himself a [[OneOfUs major comic book geek]]) who suggested that [[PurpleIsPowerful purple be the theme color for Elijah]]. This is because purple is Jackson’s favorite color, and it is a color often associated with famous comic book supervillians (The Joker, Lex Luthor, and the Green Goblin, just to name a few). [[spoiler:A rather big clue as to who Elijah really is]].
25th May '17 7:21:38 PM Luigifan
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David doubts he’s a RealLife superhero, but the possibility leads to some deep self-examination. In addition to being (allegedly) MadeOfIron, David also seems to have a subconscious ability to ‘read’ people and know the evil things they have done … or are about to do. He begins to wonder whether it’s possible that he’s never been hurt in his life or if it’s all coincidence and selective memory, and whether his alleged extrasensory powers are all just in his imagination. David starts considering how the theory, if true, could affect his purpose in life and his family’s failing happiness, especially after being the lone survivor of a train crash, both of which have already caused him deep depression. After all of that, David has to ask himself the most important question: is it worth the risk he’ll take to discover the truth?

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David doubts he’s a RealLife superhero, but the possibility leads to some deep self-examination. In addition to being (allegedly) MadeOfIron, David also seems to have a subconscious ability to ‘read’ people and know the evil things they have done … done… or are about to do. He begins to wonder whether it’s possible that he’s never been hurt in his life or if it’s all coincidence and selective memory, and whether his alleged extrasensory powers are all just in his imagination. David starts considering how the theory, if true, could affect his purpose in life and his family’s failing happiness, especially after being the lone survivor of a train crash, both of which have already caused him deep depression. After all of that, David has to ask himself the most important question: is it worth the risk he’ll take to discover the truth?



** In a deleted scene, young Elijah has a disastrous ride on a carnival attraction. [[GoryDiscretionShot The audience doesn’t see the injuries]] because the camera is positioned from a child-Elijah’s perspective, but we do get to see the face of his terrified mother as she looks down at his completely shattered body on the floor of a carnival ride.

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** In a deleted scene, young Elijah has a disastrous ride on a carnival attraction. [[GoryDiscretionShot The audience doesn’t doesn't see the injuries]] because the camera is positioned from a child-Elijah’s perspective, but we do get to see the face of his terrified mother as she looks down at his completely shattered body on the floor of a carnival ride.



* AuthorAppeal: It was Creator/SamuelLJackson (himself a [[OneOfUs major comic book geek]]) who suggested that [[PurpleIsPowerful purple be the theme color for Elijah]]. This is because purple is Jackson’s favorite color, and it is a color often associated with famous comic book supervillians (The Joker, Lex Luthor, and the Green Goblin just to name a few).

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* AuthorAppeal: It was Creator/SamuelLJackson (himself a [[OneOfUs major comic book geek]]) who suggested that [[PurpleIsPowerful purple be the theme color for Elijah]]. This is because purple is Jackson’s favorite color, and it is a color often associated with famous comic book supervillians (The Joker, Lex Luthor, and the Green Goblin Goblin, just to name a few).



* BadassBystander: [[spoiler: David rescues the two kids and tells them to stay low and quiet while he checks the rest of the house. After David falls into the pool and tangled up in the tarp, they rescue him by reaching a pole in so he could grab on and pull him to the edge]].

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* BadassBystander: [[spoiler: David [[spoiler:David rescues the two kids and tells them to stay low and quiet while he checks the rest of the house. After David falls into the pool and tangled up in the tarp, they rescue him by reaching a pole in so he could grab on and pull him to the edge]].edge.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:David is a superhero now … but his friend and mentor Elijah is actually his fated archnemesis and committed to a mental institution. To make it even MORE bittersweet, Elijah is ''happy'' about this outcome, as he finally knows where he belongs in life.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:David is a superhero now … now… but his friend and mentor Elijah is actually his fated archnemesis and committed to a mental institution. To make it even MORE ''more'' bittersweet, Elijah is ''happy'' about this outcome, as he finally knows where he belongs in life.]]



* TheCape: [[spoiler:David is very much this type of superhero. He even dons a rain poncho that [[SuperheroesWearCapes looks somewhat like a cape]]]]. Underlined by a shot near the end of the film, [[spoiler:when David comes home after saving the two girls; he hangs his guard’s poncho up and the camera lingers on the word SECURITY on the back.]]

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* TheCape: [[spoiler:David is very much this type of superhero. He even dons a rain poncho that [[SuperheroesWearCapes looks somewhat like a cape]]]]. Underlined by a shot near the end of the film, [[spoiler:when David comes home after saving the two girls; he hangs his guard’s poncho up and the camera lingers on the word SECURITY on the back.]]back]].



** Played straight at the end though, only Elijah and Joseph are aware of his secret as he accepts his destiny.

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** Played straight at the end though, end, though; only Elijah and Joseph are aware of his secret as he accepts his destiny.



* 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 MadeOfIron, and can also see a person’s evil deeds by touching them.]]



** During the scene where Elijah sells one of his comic art pieces, he explains [[spoiler:how the character has been made to look like a villain, by giving him dark skin and large eyes, both of which fit Elijah.]]
* 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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** During the scene where Elijah sells one of his comic art pieces, he explains [[spoiler:how the character has been made to look like a villain, by giving him dark skin and large eyes, both of which fit Elijah.]]
Elijah]].
* 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 antithesis, 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. ]]



* DivorceIsTemporary: David and Audrey are not divorced, but are sleeping apart and David is looking to move out. David surviving the train crash motivates Audrey to not give up on their relationship, and try starting over.

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* DivorceIsTemporary: David and Audrey are not divorced, but are sleeping apart apart, and David is looking to move out. David surviving the train crash motivates Audrey to not give up on their relationship, and try starting over.



* TheEndingChangesEverything: And we do mean ''[[TwistEnding every]][[WhamEpisode thing]]''.[[spoiler: The revelation that Elijah caused not only the train wreck, but multiple other such disasters to find someone like David, casts everything he says and does in a much more sinister light.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: And we do mean ''[[TwistEnding every]][[WhamEpisode thing]]''.[[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The revelation that Elijah caused not only the train wreck, but multiple other such disasters to find someone like David, casts everything he says and does in a much more sinister light.]]



* {{Flashback}}: It's mentioned several times that David and Audrey were in a bad car accident in college, which factors into several plot points including David supposedly being hurt (disproven the "unbreakable" claim) and if he stayed playing football him and Audrey would not have married. Right before the climax, David inspects the wrecked train cars from the beginning of the film and flashes back to his car accident and what really happened.

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* {{Flashback}}: It's mentioned several times that David and Audrey were in a bad car accident in college, which factors into several plot points points, including David supposedly being hurt (disproven the "unbreakable" claim) and if he stayed playing football football, him and Audrey would not have married. Right before the climax, David inspects the wrecked train cars from the beginning of the film and flashes back to his car accident and what really happened.



** Most notably every establishing shot of Elijah through his life being framed in a glass object (mirror, television, picture display panel) and his mother noting, “They say this one has a surprise endin’!” Details like this make the movie equally entertaining during repeat viewings.
** His mother’s remark that whatever {{God}} has planned for him will happen seems to portent [[spoiler:Elijah’s apparently inescapable destiny as a supervillain.]]
** When Elijah is trying to sell a comic picture, [[spoiler:his description of a typical supervillain describes himself.]]
** [[spoiler: The morning after David rescues the family]], Audrey mentions that they should make it a family rule if they see Elijah again they call the police. David looks hesitant but agrees anyway. [[spoiler: The next time David sees him, he discovers Elijah was responsible for a number of mass deaths incidents, and the subtitles indicate David led the police to him]].

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** Most notably notably, every establishing shot of Elijah through his life being framed in a glass object (mirror, television, picture display panel) and his mother noting, “They say this one has a surprise endin’!” Details like this make the movie equally entertaining during repeat viewings.
** His mother’s remark that whatever {{God}} has planned for him will happen seems to portent [[spoiler:Elijah’s apparently inescapable destiny as a supervillain.]]
supervillain]].
** When Elijah is trying to sell a comic picture, [[spoiler:his description of a typical supervillain describes himself.]]
himself]].
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The morning after David rescues the family]], Audrey mentions that they should make it a family rule if they see Elijah again again, they call the police. David looks hesitant but agrees anyway. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The next time David sees him, he discovers Elijah was responsible for a number of mass deaths incidents, and the subtitles indicate David led the police to him]].



* KryptoniteFactor: [[DiscussedTrope Explicitly acknowledged]] in the film, as every hero has some weakness. Shyamalan uses water as a weakness for the main superhero. In this case, though, it wasn’t that he was especially vulnerable to water, but rather he was just as susceptible to drowning as a normal person — though it was theorized that the dense bone and muscle that made him ''unbreakable'' also made him ''unfloatable'' and so was at a higher risk for drowning. It was also a [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes psychological weakness]] as he had almost drowned once as a child (probably due to the aforementioned bone density), an event so traumatic he blocked it from his memory but left him with a phobia around water, even if he couldn’t remember why.

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* KryptoniteFactor: [[DiscussedTrope Explicitly acknowledged]] in the film, as every hero has some weakness. Shyamalan uses water as a weakness for the main superhero. In this case, though, it wasn’t that he was especially vulnerable to water, but rather he was just as susceptible to drowning as a normal person — though it was theorized that the dense bone and muscle that made him ''unbreakable'' also made him ''unfloatable'' and so was at a higher risk for drowning. It was also a [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes psychological weakness]] weakness]], as he had almost drowned once as a child (probably due to the aforementioned bone density), an event so traumatic he blocked it from his memory but left him with a phobia around water, even if he couldn’t remember why.



* 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.

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* 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 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.



* {{Psychometry}}: The film has David discovering that he has the ability to read evil intentions and/or actions in a person via physical contact. He never gave it much thought as he never tried to develop it and dismissed it as intuition. Elijah eventually confirms that his intuition is extremely accurate, to the point of describing the look and design of a concealed gun.

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* {{Psychometry}}: The film has David discovering that he has the ability to read evil intentions and/or actions in a person via physical contact. He never gave it much thought thought, as he never tried to develop it and dismissed it as intuition. Elijah eventually confirms that his intuition is extremely accurate, to the point of describing the look and design of a concealed gun.



* SecondaryColorNemesis: Elijah talks about the use of secondary colors to characterize villains in comic books. The first villain David faces on his path to becoming a superhero is a sadistic janitor who wears bright orange overalls, while his diabolical arch-enemy wears [[spoiler:purple, because it’s Elijah himself.]]

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* SecondaryColorNemesis: Elijah talks about the use of secondary colors to characterize villains in comic books. The first villain David faces on his path to becoming a superhero is a sadistic janitor who wears bright orange overalls, while his diabolical arch-enemy wears [[spoiler:purple, because it’s Elijah himself.]]himself]].



* StarterVillain: The Janitor is the first real threat David faces and he almost loses when the Janitor catches David off-guard knocking him into the pool inadvertently exploiting David’s KryptoniteFactor. Defeating the Janitor and saving the children is the first time David is hailed as a hero, and Elijah later points out that this is just the first step in his burgeoning career as a real-life hero.
* StealthSequel: The movie has one in the form of [[spoiler:M. Night Shyamalan's ''Split'', as revealed by David Dunn appearing in that movie's ending]].

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* StarterVillain: The Janitor is the first real threat David faces faces, and he almost loses when the Janitor catches David off-guard off-guard, knocking him into the pool pool, inadvertently exploiting David’s KryptoniteFactor. Defeating the Janitor and saving the children is the first time David is hailed as a hero, and Elijah later points out that this is just the first step in his burgeoning career as a real-life hero.
* StealthSequel: The movie has one in the form of [[spoiler:M. Night Shyamalan's ''Split'', ''Film/{{Split}}'', as revealed by David Dunn appearing in that movie's ending]].



* SuperDrowningSkills: Played with. David has a phobia of water due to a childhood incident. [[spoiler:It’s shown that David may be invulnerable, but he still requires oxygen, so he can drown just like anyone else and due to his greater density with his abilities he sinks like a rock.]]

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Played with. David has a phobia of water due to a childhood incident. [[spoiler:It’s shown that David may be invulnerable, but he still requires oxygen, so he can drown just like anyone else else, and due to his greater density with his abilities abilities, he sinks like a rock.]]



-->'''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 -->'''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.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Elijah’s mother. By introducing him to his first comic book in an attempt to cheer him up, it ultimately led to [[spoiler:Elijah becoming a real-life supervillain by causing ''hundreds'' of deaths as he attempted to find his antithesis in a real-life superhero.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Elijah’s mother. By introducing him to his first comic book in an attempt to cheer him up, it ultimately led to [[spoiler:Elijah becoming a real-life supervillain by causing ''hundreds'' of deaths as he attempted to find his antithesis in a real-life superhero.]]superhero]].
22nd May '17 6:08:35 PM Tdarcos
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* FiveFiveFive: The film opens with a train crash; the number to call for family members to check on survivors is 800-767-1482. Originally this number went to a recording telling people it was reserved for use as a placeholder number for use in movies and tv shows, but has since become used by a fake survey allegedly offering "free" boat cruises.
3rd May '17 7:26:51 PM rva98014
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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.

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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.\n
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.
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