FYMP Podcast #17 – Unbreakable & Split: the War Within

In this episode we break down the themes behind the 2 films in M. Night Shyamalan’s newly shared universe: Unbreakable & Split. The Unbreaka-verse? The Split-verse? Shyama-Land? Whatever you want to call it, there are some seriously interesting themes in these movies. We take a deep look a what they are and their implications in our lives.

Timestamp Recap
(03:15) M. Night Shyamalan: The not horrible movies
(05:15) The increasingly subdued Bruce Willis
(09:53) The themes of Unbreakable
(17:00) Unbreakable: sympathy for the devil
(26:00) Unbreakable and transient morality
(31:22) James McAvoy and Split
(34:03) Review of Split
(43:09) The Split within us
(57:27) Cinema therapy

Stories Discussed
Movies – Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, Death Wish, Silence of the Lambs, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Requiem for a Dream, Mayhem
Books – Why Buddhism is True, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead
TV – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Creators – M. Night Shyamalan, Bruce Willis, Charles Bronson, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Ayn Rand

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – Die Hard, The Snowman, X-Men: First Class, Atonement, Battle Angel Alita
Comics – Batman: The Killing Joke, Invincible
Creators – Eli Roth, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Wright
TV – Moonlighting, Children of Dune, Black Mirror

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