Having seen "Unbreakable" in its day, I will confess this was not what I expected either. But whether I agree with the route a film takes is not the point, so long as it is congruent with the character development that takes place. Jon McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are at the top of their game in this film as the three extraordinary pieces to the puzzle that Shyamalan has plotted for us. Equally sharp is Sarah Paulson as a psychiatric specialist whose role becomes more defined as the film goes along. Spencer Treat Clark makes a welcome return as Willis's son, who has always been aware of his father's abilities.
Contrary to the reviews, this film was never slow and never lost its way. You will scarcely notice the running time. In fact, its transition into the final act was seamless. I advise moviegoers not to be swayed by what the critics have said about this film. To put it bluntly, they are wrong. At the very least, it's thought-provoking. To those looking for a gripping, vintage Shyamalan film, I enthusiastically recommend this one.