My Review on Glass

It has been 15 years since M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable break-in into cinemas. It was a very subtle drama that turns out to be a superhero movie. It was released years before MCU came out. After a few years with Marvel Studios series of movies, stealing the show of the superhero movie genre, Shyamalan brought out Split. It established somewhat Shyamalan’s own universe of superheroes and a suspected trilogy. Now came what it seems to be its third and final installment—Glass.

Glass movie poster. Photo grabbed from Google

Glass got its title from Samuel L. Jackson’s character Elijah Price in Unbreakable who is now known as Mr. Glass. Stuck in an Asylum for the criminally insane, He meets Kevin Crumb also known as The Horde played by James McAvoy and his rival David Dunn also know as the Overseer whom played by Bruce Willis.

Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy), and David Dunn (Bruce Willis) under psychiatric evaluation. Photo grabbed from Google

The movie Glass has a great start. Showing what is left off on both Unbreakable and Split. Dunn does his “superhero chores” while The Horde still kidnaps some cheerleaders.

The Overseer and a bunch of cheerleaders. Photo grabbed from Google.

The start and the middle of the story is good. It builds up the relationship between the three characters, more so between Dunn and Kevin. Everything is great until the last one-third of the film. Where it is supposed to be climactic and epic, it falls flat with its face on the groundIt seems Shyamalan is forced to end it, resulting an anti-climactic way of storytelling. I am utterly disappointed with it. The twist fails miserably. I have been a fan of both Unbreakable and Split and after watching this, I do not know if I am going to be sad or angry with it. The movie, specially the first two-thirds of the it, has great potential and excitement. If only there’s a way Shyamalan could just make an alternative story that is better than what I saw on the later part.

I give this a 5 out of 10. If I am going to rate this partially, the first two-thirds of it would be an 8, and the last third would be a 2.

 

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