Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
Actor Bruce Willis and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan reunite after the surprise success of The Sixth Sense for this supernatural thriller. David Dunn (Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn't go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince (Samuel L. Jackson), who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are "unbreakable" -- they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David "unbreakable"? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?
At several points they show comic book images which are supposed to be from the "silver age", the 1950s-1960s. However, the art displayed in them is not accurate for the period and is closer to the style predominant in the industry in the 1990s. See more »
Fugue in C major, BWV 952 (from 'Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Bach')
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
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Not nearly as good as Sixth Sense, but better than a lot of people give it credit for. Anyone who says the film is slow has never seen a Godard film. It's dark & quiet, but now slow. Bruce Willis's performance may be too low key, but maybe it fits in with the atmosphere of dread/sadness hanging over the whole affair (well, see below).
The beginning is good and ending is not as bad as people claim (at least it's not a pat Hollywood ending). And yeah, some scenes are questionable (kid and the gun).
MY MAJOR COMPLAINT: And I've not heard or read anything about this. It is absolutely unbelievable that Bruce Willis didn't realize that he never got sick or had incredible strength or had a "6th sense" for picking out troublemakers in his security job. C'mon!! This obliviousness and his "Droopy Dog" expression sometimes makes him come off as a bit slow/stupid/clueless - not exactly the attributes of a superhero. The weightlifting scene, for example. He's looking at his son and asking him much much weight is on the bar - turn around and look, for god sakes! Kinda silly.
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