8:00 PM, 5th June, 2001
David Dunne (Willis) has never been sick in his life. Shortly after he survives a train wreck in which everyone else dies, he begins to realise that this may be just a little bit odd. The question was asked of him by Elijah Price (Jackson), who is at the other end of the spectrum - he's spent most of his life sick. Elijah leads Dunne into realising that he has a gift that shouldn't be kept for himself. This second film from writer/directory M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense) is an impressive follow up to a hugely successful first film. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable takes a common element of comic book fantasy (in this case, the invulnerable man), but treats it with a general sense of realism. The film is about the people, and what being invulnerable means for someone. The film is mostly slow paced, but builds itself up slowly, and in a compelling fashion.
This is a different film to The Sixth Sense, but it's certainly as good.