Jo Brennan’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Countries all over the world still pass on knowledge through pictorial forms. I believe comics are a form of history."
Shyamalan's parable of the superhero exhibiting the essence of knowledge for the world of the television, of the concussion of immediate information. One cannot transfer ideas as if the terms dealt with was biology. Arguments spark an impulse in the other to reconfigure their experience and thereby decide to have their way of apprehending such knowledge. To process and internalize ideas, one challenges them empirically. Analyses by drawing parallels to previous knowledge and events lived that validate or disproof the idea. Why, if not, would Elijah's method depend on examining David's circumstances and experiences to prove his theory? Maybe evidence for how can knowledge be but remembrance. As the mind reconnects with the past, locating what oneself had buried within. A frequent actualization to approximate to the determined self that can cause one's destruction. Is all divine order impossible to scrutinize when living with the complexity of the modern world? Yet, the intrigue is not exclusive to the ruminations that it elicits. As Shyamalan's self-evident modes of story-telling, his approach towards the metaphysical order through structures connecting all things seen; reveals a reflection between the acquisition of knowledge and the act of narrative. An analogy between uncovering fiction and comprehending ideas, a precise match of tenets and forms. David Dunn discovers himself through learning that redefines his experiences. And the reveal of a character's true nature stimulates a new view for us to apprehend the story. The two processes, interacting with reality through reason; and advancing within a planned story, involving the concept of returning to what was known and see it in a new light. An activity not defined by coldness: as the desire propelling, is to fill the absence residing within people, confronted with the chaos of tragedies in every channel. To find the satisfaction of cosmic meaning; in fiction and existence.
"You know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you're here... That's... That's just an awful feeling. I almost gave up hope. There were so many times I questioned myself... But I found you. So many sacrifices, just to find you."