Review: Glass

Brandon’s Review:

Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies.  I think that he makes one good movie every 10 years.  I rank his best movies in the following order: 1 – Sixth Sense, 2 – Split, 3 – Signs.  Notice that Glass is not included in my top 3, because it was such a disappointment.  The plot seemed forced and in my opinion M. Night took some great characters and turned them into martyrs to tell some sort of “acceptance” or “origin” story.  Here is the plot as described by the promoter:

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

The description sound compelling, right?  WRONG!  This slow burn of a movie has a very anti-climactic ending.  The only redeeming factor is James McAvoy’s character with multiple personalities.  The range of acting and talent of McAvoy is critically understated and is the only thing that I enjoyed in Glass.  Spare yourself from seeing this movie in theaters, and just watch Split again.  Thumbs down.

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