I liked Unbreakable a lot too, and thought the ending’s “where are they now” onscreen text was a bit abrupt. Like so many more conventional superhero narratives, it was an origin story without the payoff of a sequel unburdened by beginnings. Patton Oswalt still wants more, and in the video below, he discusses his ideas with Screen Junkies.
But I think it’s time to let go of the notion that a trilogy is happening, as M. Night Shyamalan used to suggest. (I know, I know, we used to say that about a Blade Runner 2 as well.) If the now nerd-reviled auteur does return to his best work to make two more installments, however, the best part will be that we can call it…
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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