make you listen and pay attention. Sometimes, I just didn't know
where they were going with the story, but did care and tried
to follow along most of the time.
I don't like to compare this film with
The Sixth Sense, but here goes: it just didn't have the
punch and caved in on itself, never building to my expectations
and never really coming together.
Then, with a very unsatisfying ending,
it left me in limbo.
One of the problems of producing, directing,
and writing your own movie is that it is hard to be objective.
So if you throw in subdued performances
and a slow and deliberate pace, you'd better make it worthwhile
in the end.
Well, no such luck, as Unbreakable
tells the origin of a super hero saga, complete with surprise
twist and a totally dissatisfying ending.
Dark and moody, with no pay-off.
is a suspense thriller that requires your mind to work overtime.
You know there's something going on, but you don't know what
it is in this mystery movie.
The story spins off in several directions
and serves up garbled symbolism instead of dramatic truth.
The film has a sixth sense for mumbo-jumbo
with its dark atmosphere and bad pacing.
It's a muddled, self-serious snoozer. The
picture should have been rated R, in my view, largely for a scene
with violent content that could be very upsetting for small children.