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STUPID Ending (spoilers)


So David Dunn, he who has bullets bounce off him, can bend steel and bench press 800 lbs feebly allows 1 normal random man to drown him in a puddle?! Hahaha. Get the hell outta here. THAT is how the hero meets his demise? That feebly? Ridiculous. Ruined the movie.

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Were you not paying attention? Water negates his powers.If he is submerged he loses his power, sort of like Superman and Kryptonite. That was established in the film.

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How did he fight back the Beast underwater and also break the watertank with his fist?

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You could see his strength was fading. He could barely break an already-cracked plastic tub after having smashed through a reinforced steel door. Also notice, he was dying. He *couldn't* fight back against the Beast. All he could do was use his last bit of strength to break the container. The best analogy really is Kryptonite and Super-Man. He's all-powerful until exposed to it. Then he becomes utterly helpless, and even a frail human can easily kill him.

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Exactly this! I am stunned by how many people can't figure this out.

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Got it, thx.

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That wasn't an already cracked weak plastic tub. It had just been installed for the water system to his room so it would have been new. The other problem is sure it was difficult to break the plastic when he was in the water but that's because you can't move nearly as fast in water so any punch he made was going to be slowed down enormously. The OP is right, it made no sense. Especially since he was out of the water and the SWAT guy just pushes him down again. As soon as he got out of the water he should have been unbreakable again or at the very least back to the strength of a normal human. If simply having the water on him was making him weak as a kitten then how did he ever take a shower? He would have died in the shower if water simply being on him was as toxic as they wanted it to be in the end of the movie.

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so...
- does he showers?
- does he drink water?
- in rainy days, does he not do the patrols?
- what about his human body? isn't it 60% water?

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I get that you're being purposely obtuse, but to spell it out...

a splash of water, or a drink, or even a shower doesn't really matter. It's DROWNING that is his weakness, because of the childhood incident where he nearly died by drowning. When he's submerged and/or held underwater he becomes nearly paralyzed with fear and weakness.

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Not sure on this one.

A tiny amount of kyptonite would disable Superman.

A person can easily hold their breath for over a minute - that is more than enough time to stand up in a 1m deep backyard swimming pool ala Unbreakable.

Not to mention that his cell is armed with water jets as a deterrent - hard to see how this could activate a risk of drowning weakness?

Much like when kryptonite is removed from close proximity to Superman and he becomes powerful again - removing Dunn from a drowning situation should reinstate his powers if that was his real weakness. We see from this film that this is not the case and he is easily and stupidly drowned in a puddle ...

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So Kryptonite is not the perfect analogy. And wasn't the cell rigged to fill with water?

My takeaway is that from what we saw in Unbreakable and Glass, being submerged in water negates his powers and leaves him weaker than a normal human-- sort of a reversal from unbreakable to fragile. After being choked and pummeled while submerged, he was too weak to lift himself up, let alone resist the force pressing his face into the pool of water.

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I have no issues with the character being killed off - I just think that it should have been handled in a better way.

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I also did not like the way the film ended. While it didn't break any of the rules that had been set regarding Dunn's powers, it was a disappointing and anticlimactic finish to his character's arc. Maybe that was the point-- an ignominious end rather than going out in a blaze of glory a la most superhero deaths-- but I wanted more. Something that just came to mind is the end to the much-criticized second season of True Detective. Say what you will about it, I enjoyed that season, and I felt that while the main characters were also given a Dunn-like ending, it was handled in a far more powerful fashion.

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Mr. Glass to Dunn 19 years ago: ...for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown.” And in Glass, it’s made abundantly clear once again that water is Dunn’s weakness.

Yeah, it sucked seeing that happen to David (that was surprising even for an Shyamalan film), but not everything can end spectacularly even for characters we believe deserved better ... just let the unoriginal and snooty superhero/Marvel haters tell you that. Ai yai yai..

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(that was surprising even for an Shyamalan film)


Shymalan was tapping into his inner George RR Martin there.

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Yeah, if you expect something like Marvel's superhero movie, I guess you would be disappointed.

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I don’t watch any of that crap.

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You should...Infinity War was one of the best movies I've seen in ages.

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I understand that it's a good movie, but surely not the best movies in ages.

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No, not the best movie in ages. One of the best movies I've seen in ages.

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that was after he was drowning inside the water tank for like 5 min. this is why he was so weak. water are his kryptonite. another case of someone who dosent even listen to hints given to him by the film or dident even watched unbreakable

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SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT

The only problem I had with the ending was its revealing the existence of an anti-superhero society. That could have been the basis for another Unbreakable movie.

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I think MNS wanted to wrap up the trilogy. He won't want to make any more so took out the trio .

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I didn't mind the anti-superhero society. He needed to add another "element" into the story to keep it from going stale.

And while I didn't like seeing David die, I did like how the ending allowed the original three to "triumph" over the conspiracy. The fact that it was primarily due to Elijah's mastermind planning justified the movie's title.

It also wrapped up the trilogy as a standalone set of films - one title per "hero," all three wind up dead, but they manage to triumph regardless.

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It absolutely was the basis for a sequel. The Doc was even going to a new city to try to deprogram more metas/mutants. Letting the video go viral sort of watered down that sequel op though.

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Sad that after the video was released, it probably took less than 10 minutes before half the internet chimed in saying 'FAKE! I can see the pixels!!' lol

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Of course ... but enough people will believe it so that they'll be looking for more of the same.

Dr. Staple's conspiracy will have a much harder time finding and killing the others quietly.

EDIT: I also just realized, in the world of this film trilogy, internet trolls are probably largely financed by Staple's conspiracy

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That’s what I was thinking, it should’ve been taken place in a heavily populated area

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Seems like you missed a lot of info in the two films with Dunn’s character

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Did I? Because he was barely even in this movie.

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Well i guess so, because it was well established in unbreakable that water was his weakness, in his childhood and near the end. In this film he was weakened in the cell when they sprayed him and in the big water container outside. Its the equivalent of whent hey hung a kryptonite necklace around supermans neck in the 1978 film.

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I am ok with Dunn's demise and understand his vulnerability but I feel like they did it in a cheap fashion. I love Night but this was a moment of week directing. Dunn's son is right there and even though our hero is conscious enough to listen, he cannot move at all? Should have had three guys holding him or he is completely unconscious.

Still, though, I loved the movie. Dunn's death was slightly mishandled and the final train station scene was weak but those are my only tiny complaints. 9/10

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it was a ridiculous way to end him.

he may has well accidentally fallen over and drowned in dog's water bowl ...

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