Release Date: January 18, 2019
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson
Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):
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.
Review by Me
Glass is a suspense drama directed by M Night. Shyamalan, for those that are not familiar with his work he directed The Happening, The Sixth Sense, and of course Unbreakable and Split, just to name a few. Now Glass is the third film in what is called the Eastrail 177 Trilogy; which refers to the Eastrail 177 train accident that occurred in Unbreakable, which Glass also explains the connection with the characters of the three films. Before I get to my review on Glass, I wanna say it’s amazing how M. Night Shyamalan incorporates the idea of comic books throughout the three films, where you have the superhero, the villain, and the mastermind. Now you don’t necessarily have to see Unbreakable before watching Split or Glass, but there are references in the film that are from Unbreakable that you would probably miss if you haven’t seen it. When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I knew I had to see it, I enjoyed both Unbreakable and Split ,but of the three films, Glass is my favorite ! All the actors in this film were great, but I do have to highlight James McAvoy’s performance- he portrayed all his displayed personalities so well, and seeing him on the screen in this role was one of my favorite parts of the film; Plus I’m excited that we were able to see more of his personalities that were not shown in Split. Now while this movie and the two previous movies are not based on comic books themselves and by that I mean there hasn’t been a comic book specifically written about these characters or movies, and with society’s fascination with superheroes, and villains, this film and the previous two are sure to peak the interest of those who are into comics. Glass met my expectations; I was engaged and excited. The scenes I most enjoyed were the action scenes between The Beast and David Dunn , the villain vs. the superhero. I think Glass is a really good suspense drama with interesting characters and a great plot incorporating comic book mythology. While I did not hate the ending, I do wish the movie did not end the way it did; I feel like the majority of people who saw this film was hoping for a different ending. For my readers and followers I do recommend you all to check this movie out, especially if you like suspense dramas with plot twists, then Glass is the film to see.
Thanks for reading my review !