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Unbreakable - any good?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by RL123, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. RL123

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    Ok so I STILL haven't seen this film. I saw this boxset today ( http://www.playserver5.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=113327 ) and thought it was worth getting but didn't because I haven't seen Unbreakable yet and wasn't sure if its worth shelling out £30 for 2 great films and one that could be good, could be rubbish.


    So a, is it any good?

    b, is it worth buying on DVD (well, worth buying that boxset?)


    Or would it be better to buy Signs/Sixth Sense seperately and just leave Unbreakable well alone :)

    I haven't got The Sixth Sense on DVD (got the VHS copy though before I got a DVD player :rolleyes: ) so if I can get it as part of a boxset for £10 then its worth it IMO

    So...Unbreakable. Good or bad?
     
  2. mcmullanbrush

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    I enjoyed The Sixth Sense and Signs and thought Unbreakable was rubbish. Having said that I have a history of not getting superhero films.
     
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    I thought Sixth Sense was great. I thought Unbreakable was great too........I know many thing Unbreakable wasn't great.....I have watched it twice. It was even better second time!

    Gordon
     
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    Great film, worth everypenny. You may have to watch it twice to fully understand some of the twists.
     
  5. RL123

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    Thanks guys. I really liked Sixth Sense (hence would like to buy it on DVD) and thought Signs was very good too (although unfairly criticised in many reviews). I doubt Unbreakable is better than either of them but wanted to know if its only slightly worse, a lot worse or 'just a terrible film' level of worse :)

    Basically would you say its worth £10 as part of a boxset or should I just avoid it altogether?
     
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    I watched unbreakable a few days ago. Good idea, but executed fairly badly.

    Quite boring. And possibly a bit predictable.
     
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    Well worth a tenner
     
  8. RL123

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    I just worked out that its technically only £3 ;)

    Signs - £15
    Sixth Sense - £10

    Remainder from £28 boxset = £3 :laugh:


    Guess its worth it then. If not then I've not exactly lost much in the process. Thanks for the (very quick) feedback everyone :clap:
     
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    Iwould pay £!0 for Unbreakable with no qualms. It's long...and possibly slow for some but it sounds like you will love it. Great twist...I am a comic fan and only got it about 1 minute before it was revealed....JUST BUY IT!!!!!!!!

    Gordon
     
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    yeh I love unbreakable, my favourite of MNS' films
     
  11. RL123

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    Ok, ok...you've all convinced me :)

    I'll see how much it is in town tomorrow (probably only a few £ more expensive) so that I can start watching them this weekend.
     
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    Whats the problem with the r2 aspect ratio?

    From DVD Compare:

    OVERALL : R1 - for the superior sound options and accurate aspect ratio

    Cuts
    R1 - No Cuts
    R2 - No Cuts
    R4 - No Cuts


    Ok so R1 has DTS but thats the only difference I could see. All 3 regions have an AR of 2.35:1 Anamorphic according to that site :confused:
     
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    "Note - 2 disc Vista Series Edition - aspect ratio is actually 2.40:1"
     
  15. RL123

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    Ah yeah, just saw it :rolleyes:

    tbh I doubt that would bother me, certainly not enough to buy the seperate R1 films over the R2 boxset. Thanks for pointing it out to me though
     
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    Unbreakable - great movie :smashin:

    But it's a nightmare trying to get the disks out from the trays in the R1 Vista Series Edition :thumbsdow
     
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    I think Unbreakable is Shyamalan's best yet. Watch it without any preconceptions of what you expect the film is going to be. I find that most people who don't like the film were expecting to see something that this film isn't, and thus don't see what it really is. (I'm trying not to give anything away and so my post has ended up being fairly cryptic!)
     
  18. MuFu

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    I prefered it to Sixth Sense also. Awesome film. Haven't seen Signs yet.

    Watching the DVD extras - can't believe they left the ~SPOILER~ scene out - that left me shaking!
     
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    That spoiler scene makes for very uncomfortable viewing, that's for sure!
     
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    Unbreakable is the most accomplished film he has made, its maybe abit slow for the Indepenance Day generation, but techincally i think its his best work.

    Shyamalan said once that he had made a super hero film that is really just the first act from normal superhero film (I.e. its the bit were he realises that he is a super hero but without saving the world afterwards)

    Sound and picture are both superb.

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    I think Unbreakable is better than Signs and is on a par with The Sixth Sense. I agree with the other members that it actually gets better with repeat viewings (I've seen it three times now).

    Slightly off topic - did anyone else find the obligatory Shyamalan cameo in Signs a bit too much and forced? IMHO I thought it didn't sit well with the rest of the movie, and he should just stick to brief walk-ons if he must appear in every film he makes.
     
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    When did Shyamalan appear? Wasn't really paying much notice- getting bored...
     
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    Unbreakable.......................Great Prequal!
     
  24. James45

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    MNS was the vet or dentist who has an alien in his house in signs
     
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    Haven't seen "Signs".

    I thought "Unbreakable" was okay, but there just wasn't enough in it to fill the time slot. It would probably have been more enjoyable if it had been condensed down to 1 hour, or even to 45 minutes.

    "Sixth Sense", I thought, was a very fine film. I loved the way that, at the end, a whole bunch of things that you hadn't particularly picked up on at the time suddenly started to make sense.
     
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    Watch Unbreakable again, theres more to it than initially meets the eye.
     
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    Yeah - exactly what I was thinking. There are perhaps more "little things" than in The Sixth Sense; you just need to look a little harder for them.

    I am not suprised at all that it wasn't as well received as MNS' previous film. It's almost *too* good for the general audience, IMO.

    MuFu.
     
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    Excellent film - buy it!
     
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    I thought Unbreakable was sheer brilliance and did not like 6th sense one little bit. Did not help that I guessed the twist in 6th sense before I'd seen it.
     
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    Contrary to my Donnie Darko experience (heard nothing about the movie beforehand), a bothersome relative had raved on about Sixth Sense having seen it in the U.S. before it came out over here. When I finally saw it I felt disappointed - because of the hype!

    Unbreakable, however, I really enjoyed at the cinema - I liked the way the film portrayed the "superhero" and "supervillain" and how they discovered their roles. But it hasn't been one of those films that I have enjoyed more with subsequent viewings on DVD, unlike, say, Donnie Darko.
     

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