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 his newest 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. (Glass 2019)
I was definitely entertained and captivated by the first two thirds of the film, despite the final third being a little underwhelming.
James McAvoy gave a great performance and showed again, his range as an actor! Although the ending scenes were fitting, based on the characters M. Knight created for the film, It was clear the scene I (and most in the theater) wanted, was not able to happen due to the budget of the project.
I would recommend seeing this film as a companion film to the two others, and as a stand-alone! Grab your popcorn and “glass” of soda and enjoy!
3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS
“Glass | January 18, 2019.” Glass | Movie Site & Trailer | January 18, 2019, 18 Jan. 2019, www.glassmovie.com/.