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Pretty good movie
Member Name: poet831
Advantages: Excellent script and storyline, the characterizations were brilliant, good movie
This movie begins quite strangely with a list of statistics on a plain background, relating to comic books, and then changes to a department store in 1961, where a young woman has just given birth to a child. The arriving doctor is amazed, and asks if anyone had dropped the infant as the new baby has broken arms and legs. When told the child had not been dropped he states that the baby had to have been damaged in the uterus. The child is a victim of the brittle bone disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
We then see the same child in his teens, with a broken arm, being coaxed out to a park bench to look at a present that his mother has set out there. The gift is a comic book. That was when I figured there had to be some tie-in between the two.
Later, we see this character as an adult, Elijah, played by Samuel L Jackson, walking with a cane or in a wheelchair, the owner of Limited Editions a gallery/shop displaying artwork of comicbook heroes and scenes. The kids used to pick on him and refer to him as Mr Glass, we are told, because of how easily he "breaks".
Bruce Willis plays David Dunn, on his way back from New York by train when something goes wrong. The train crashes, and in the hospital he is stunned to find out that he is the only survivor. He is met by his wife and son, and we realise that all has not been well between them prior to his trip. He is trying to come to terms with his own survival in the train wreck.
That the lives of David Dunn and Elijah will cross is something that is obvious to all. Elijah is drawn to David because of his seeming unbreakability, likening him to the comic book heroes. David is aware of certain aspects of his psyche that he does not think are normal, and he is troubled by. I don't want to go into the movie in depth as that will spoil it for those who have yet to see it.
The movie is extremely engrossing, and you find yourselves drawn to the character, and guessing at what might happen next. I must admit, it was not exactly as I expected it, but it was a brilliant film. The actors became the characters they were playing, the story was entertaining and had a twist that was entirely unexpected (or at least, it was to me!) and it was well worth watching.
Enjoyed it very much!
Summary: Pretty good movie