SHYAMALAN-TOBER: Unbreakable (2000)
The curse of mediocrity strikes again…
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of disabilities and disabled people, male privilege, patriarchal attitudes.
This year we’re celebrating the Halloween season with a review of the films of the polarizing master (?) of suspense, M. Night Shyamalan. Shyamalan’s always been a bit of a disputed figure in movies, and his track record has been mixed, but is that just critical opinion or is it reality? We’re starting things with a superhero movie that revels more in its mediocrity than its rich concept and film-making. There’s a lot that should work with this movie, but in the end we’re just left scratching our heads, and a little bored. Join us as we discuss 2000’s Unbreakable this week on Macintosh & Maud Haven’t Seen What.
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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.