It’s hard to make a great movie, it’s even harder making an even better sequel to live up to the previous film that did very well on it’s own.
Some sequels have been so terrible that making a third movie was either not an option or they needed a third one to redeem themselves. I would like to call these movies The Terrible Twos!
Now not all sequels are bad, there have been some great installments made to compliment the original film. There are even some movies out there that deserve a sequel. I would like to talk about one of my favorite movies that not only deserves a sequel, but is actually getting one.
That movie is Unbreakable!
Now this movie was awesome! It created a Superhero origin that could happen in real life. Much like what happened in The Dark Knight Trilogies. It showed a man realizing that he is different than everybody else. He is super strong but still shows weakness. Instead of a green rock making the hero physically weak it is water that is his Kryptonite. And instead of having “Spidey Sense” to warn him of any danger, it is pure instinct. Now that is very clever if you ask me! It wouldn't surprise me if Shyamalan inspired Nolan to make the Batman films based in a realistic setting, I mean after all Batman Begins came out 5 years after Unbreakable. Nowadays we’re getting a lot of superhero movies, this is a perfect time for Shyamalan to bring back his Superhero David Dunn in Unbreakable 2!
I mentioned earlier that [Unbreakable 2](movie:977617) is in the works and here is what’s been said about the film:
Bruce Willis said...
“I’ve been talking to [M.] Night Shyamalan about going back to do the middle story to Unbreakable. That whole story was written in three parts and he just chose to shoot the origin story first where the two characters find out they have superpowers. What he wanted to do at the time was shoot the second part where the two superheroes fight and we didn’t do that; we started a different way but he’s still talking about shooting that film.”
Wow! Three parts!?! And a fight scene!?! This is just too good! I wonder how they would pull it off? Dunn being basically a realistic Superman and Elijah Price is the villain known as Mr. Glass due to his bones that can easily break. Would Mr. Glass make a special suit that could withstand Dunn’s blows but still keep his fragile bones intact? Now that would be cool to see!
Even M. Night Shyamalan had something to say about the sequel, and this is what he said...
“So my agenda is to make another one, I just have to figure out a plot that makes sense,... I’m close, though. On my dressing table, I have a whole list of notes about it.”
Since Shyamalan is still figuring out a plot, I would like to make a list of things that need to happen in Unbreakable 2. Here we go:
1 - Followup From the Cliffhanger Ending
At the end of the movie Elijah is put in an institute for the criminally insane, but what happens after that? I think in order for the sequel to be really good, Elijah needs to find a way to escape from the institute but the question is how? Is he gonna do it Shawshank Redemption style? Keep in mind, any type of escape is going to result in him breaking his fragile bones. Hey! Maybe that’s how he gets out? He breaks so many bones in prison that they take him to the hospital, where he will make his great escape by possibly pretending to be one of the patients who happens to have the same condition he does. He switches files and is out of the hospital like The Joker from The Dark Knight.
2 - Fight Scene
Everybody likes a good fight scene. But it would be hard for Mr. Glass to fight the hero David Dunn. Dunn would shatter his bones easily, but do you recall what Elijah’s mother said about Elijah’s opinion on villains in comic books.
“...there's always two kinds. The
soldier villain who fights the hero
with his hands, and then there's the
real threat. The brilliant and evil
arch enemy who fights the hero with
Could Mr. Glass be that type of a villain… the one who fights Dunn with his mind? That would be interesting to see! Maybe he will try to get the hero trapped in an airtight room and fill it up with water in order to kill him. But suddenly Dunn’s son, Joseph, saves him and becomes his new sidekick.
3 - A Superhero Name and Costume
Now we already know that Elijah is going to be the villain known as Mr. Glass, but what will be the Superhero name for David Dunn? Could he go the the Batman route and embody himself with a suite that not only defies him but also manifests his deepest fear outwardly? If he did that, he would either be known as Waterboy or [Aquaman](movie:264237) (Waterboy and Aquaman picture).
That wouldn’t work. Firstly Waterboy is a comedic character whose only motivation is encouragement or discouragement from his mama on hydrating his teammates in a game of “fussball”. Aquaman wouldn’t work, because obviously it is already taken and this Superhero uses the water and marine life to defeat his foes. So the only logical name that Dunn would take on would be “Unbreakable”! It makes sense, not only is it the name of the movie, but he literally is unbreakable.
For his costume he could just wear his dark green security poncho and cap. That poncho alone can act as a cape and the hat… I guess could hide his identity somewhat… it does hide the fact that he’s bald.
What do you think? What needs to happen in Unbreakable 2 in order for it to be a great movie?