Is this worth the purchase?

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  1. DarKJediKnight

    DarKJediKnight Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea where to put this very simple question. Is the movie Unbreakable worth the purchase? I really want to watch this film, but I don't know if I want it to be in my collection. Normally I would rent the film first then I'll decide If I want to purchase it after, but when I went to my local video rental shop it is no longer available.
     
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  2. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Unbreakable?

    Absolutely. A movie that gets better everytime you watch it.
     
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  3. DarKJediKnight

    DarKJediKnight Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. Tell me in what vein is this film based on my collection:

    Star Wars (epic adventure/scifi/fantasy)
    The Matrix Trilogy (philosophical/scifi/action)
    Bourne Trilogy/James Bond (Dalton's and Brosnan's)/Taken (spy/agent/action)
    Batman Begins/The Dark Knight (crime/superhero)
    The Negotiator (crime/suspense)
    Transformers (1)/The Island/Armageddon/ID4/Stealth (popcorn action flick)
    Minority Report (crime/scifi)
    Gladiator (epic/"sword-and-sandals")
    Indiana Jones Trilogy/The Mummy/The Mummy Returns (adventure/fantasy)
    Jurassic Park (scifi/suspense)
    Wall-E (animated/scifi/kid)
     
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  4. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Hmm... It's not a great deal like any of them but if i had to choose i'd say it was most similar to Batman Begins/The Dark Knight in the sense that it's a moody, slow paced, ultra-realistic superhero origin story (of sorts) with a muted colour palette of steely blues and earthy browns... It also has a very nice foreboding James Newton Howard score.
     
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    It is to me. It's one of my favourite non-comicbook comicbook movies :D
     
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  6. DarKJediKnight

    DarKJediKnight Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I'm gonna trust you Wes.
     
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  7. DarKJediKnight

    DarKJediKnight Well-Known Member

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    In terms of slow, is it more like BB/TDK or Shawshank/Schindler? I also like the last two films I've mentioned.
     
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  8. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    You should. I'm pretty certain you wont regret it.
    And it's Sixth Sense slow. It doesn't drag or anything, it just takes it's time to tell story.
     
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  9. bullets

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    I think you should find it appealing. i see it more as a drama /thriller that uses comic lore in an interesting way.
     
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  10. Darth Rockwell

    Darth Rockwell Avengers Assemble

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    It is one of my all time favorites. I can watch it over and over and never get bored. Though I am a big fan of the director. Bruce Willis and Samual Jackson are so amazing in this movie. It is really to bad the next two he wanted to make didn't happen.
     
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  11. El Payaso

    El Payaso Well-Known Member

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    Not for me. The idea was great but it is simply over-stretched and the final suprise twist doesn't make one bit of a sense. There are some comic book concept descriptions (like the way heroes and viulliains are usualy drawn) that sound less than basic. But if it's a good deal then judge by yourself.
     
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  12. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    It would be a no for me as well. Again, great idea, pretty poorly written, with a plot that just plods along, and a sense of superheroism which is more bland and stale than anything else. I found that it ended up being a movie filled with cool Sam Jackson scenes and little else.
     
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  13. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    I concur. I hope "Kickass" does a better job with the whole "Real Life Superhero" concept.
     
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