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Old 06-18-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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I agree that Unbreakable was his one good film; Sixth Sense was just a loose rewrite of Jacobs Ladder. Not as original as everyone claims.
I watched Unbreakable on TV a few weeks ago....it really is his best film. Some of the best acting Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson ever did too. It's kind of sad that Shamalayn couldn't have built off of that film and made movies of that quality after that...but everything he's done sense has just got progressively worse.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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I watched Unbreakable on TV a few weeks ago....it really is his best film. Some of the best acting Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson ever did too. It's kind of sad that Shamalayn couldn't have built off of that film and made movies of that quality after that...but everything he's done sense has just got progressively worse.
Considering the quality of the film and the popularity of comic book films, it is a bit surprising Unbreakable lacks the popularity one might suspect it to have.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Considering the quality of the film and the popularity of comic book films, it is a bit surprising Unbreakable lacks the popularity one might suspect it to have.
Yeah, but comic book films are popular when they have characters from comics that are already known. Plus I remember Unbreakable being marketed in a vague way, after the Sixth Sense they wanted it to be mysterious as to what the film was actually about.

In a way though, Unbreakable was almost a precursor to some of the darker superhero movies we've got lately---films like the Dark Knight where it's more of a noir approach rather than the old colorful comic book films.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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Considering the quality of the film and the popularity of comic book films, it is a bit surprising Unbreakable lacks the popularity one might suspect it to have.
It also didn't have a big sweeping battle. It was more of a high minded superhero film.

I don't think that Batman Begins was really influenced by Unbreakable. A lot of BB was based on Batman: Year One which came out long before anyone heard of M. Night. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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I think the original Batman film by Tim Burton had a dark quality.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Tim Burton is "dark" like 13-year-old goth girls are "dark."
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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I thought Shyamalan made 3 good movies. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, back to back. Then came, The Village, a total bunch of illogical nonsense with a humongous plot hole. He has been coasting ever since.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:14 PM
 
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I thought Shyamalan made 3 good movies. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, back to back. Then came, The Village, a total bunch of illogical nonsense with a humongous plot hole. He has been coasting ever since.
I've never been more disappointed in a film than "The Village." I demanded and got a refund from the theater for that piece of junk.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:06 AM
 
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I've never been more disappointed in a film than "The Village." I demanded and got a refund from the theater for that piece of junk.

And the theater was actually stupid enough to give you a refund? I would have told you to get lost.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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And the theater was actually stupid enough to give you a refund? I would have told you to get lost.
It was a pleasant surprise for me. The theater was ghetto as well, haha
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