As the proper superhero movie entry to this trilogy that started with “Unbreakable,” I liked all the little winks that this film makes in respect to the genre.
The premise is overall sound, and I really liked most of the plot ideas that this has to offer. Shows some good ambitions and world building.
In regards to the story, there are definitely some plot developments during the second half that screams “This is definitely an M.Night Shyamalan movie!!!”
There were some truly stand-out scenes in the movie that usually involves James McAvoy’s character. Although, I thought the best moment in the movie actually involves a monologuing speech that Samuel L Jackson’s Mr. Glass makes towards the end of the movie.
Despite the excitement of seeing Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson reprising their characters from “Unbreakable,” James McAvoy absolutely steals the movie from them with his multiple personality performance. Incredible work by McAvoy here, that improves on what he did in “Split.”
Despite some personal expectations not being met, I can’t deny that the movie completely kept my attention, and made me really anticipate wanting to see how it all plays out in the end.
I appreciated the fact that by the end of this story, the movie absolutely justifies why it’s title is “Glass.”
One of the biggest compliments I can give this film is that it made me want to see more installment to this series of Shyamalan’s superhero universe of movies.
This will just not meet people’s expectations, especially if they are expecting a similar superhero movie experience akin to the Marvel or DC entrees.
It feels like a superhero movie from the bygone era of the ‘80s or ‘90s, when the production budget just could not handle this kind of genre film.
There’s definitely not enough superhero action sequences in this one, to satisfy today’s movie going audience.
I’m sure people will accuse this movie for being frustratingly slow for a good chunk of it’s time.
Quite frankly, there also just wasn’t enough of David Dunn and Mr Glass in this movie.
Speaking of characters, this movie does not do any favors to the character of Casey Cooke, despite Anna Taylor-Joy doing her best to rise above the shoddy writing that she had to perform here.
Some of the plot developments and plot conveniences absolutely broke my suspension of disbelief, and ruined the overall experience a little bit.
Some people might be wondering it, but yes, Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn and Charlayne Woodard as Elijah’s Mother are the same actors who played those roles in 2000’s “Unbreakable.”
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