‘Glass’ Cuts close, but not sharp enough! (You like that pun tho?!)
‘Glass’ is about comic books characters, but This ain’t Marvel or DC!
This is M. Night Shyamalan’s version of superheroes. And we all know, M. Night can either blow our minds (Sixth Sense) or put our azz to sleep (the Village)! ‘Glass’ falls somewhere in the middle.
The story is simple enough…
‘Glass’ story picks up a few months after the events of Split (2015) but yeeaarrrs after Unbreakable (2000). Yeah man…hard to believe that Unbreakable came out 20 years ago!
Without giving shit away, we know that Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is a comic book nerd with a medical condition – his bones are as fragile as eggs! He sees himself as a ‘super villain mastermind’ rockin an EPIC Don King hairdo and Prince-purple gear! His goal: Find REAL super humans and expose them to the world…by Any Means Necessary!
See Whut had Happened Wuz….
In Elijah’s mind He is an evil genius and all the world is his stage. But hatin’ azz psychiatrist (Sarah Paulson of American Horror Story fame) intervenes to prove that super humans are not real (or, are they??)
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) -aka- The Overseer, is back from Unbreakable as the dad who survived a horrific train wreck and has CRAZY strength with unbreakable bones!
James McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb –aka- The Horde from the movie ‘Split’, a troubled man with multiple personalities – one of which is a monstrous superhuman called The Beast!
The movie starts off great but of course…this is M. Night – and M. Night looooves taking his sweet-azz time for stories to develop. He don’t mind long, lingering camera shots while heroes stare into nothingness, contemplating life and shit… moments of deafening silence! Thankfully, Glass moves along at nice pace. The movie gets RIGHT to the point.
But – At some point I’m thinking “well ghaddamn, after 20 years…shouldn’t there be MORE superheroes??” – How you a Super Genius yet only find TWO peeps in 20 years??? 🙄 I’m js…
Which kinda makes my point. M Night movies can be both exciting AND annoying. He has a weird way of teasing audiences by having anti-climatic moments. If plot tension was sex, some M. Night movies are like a hand-job. 🍆🖐🏼 haha 😀
Satisfying, but you really want MORE.
Samuel L . Jackson is amazing as always (that purple outfit tho! Need.) but unfortch he does not utter one ‘motherfucker!’ the entire movie. What a waste of an R-rating!
The standout performance is obviously James McAvoy. Dude plays 20 different character personalities in this movie!
Anya Taylor-Joy returns as Casey Cooke, the sole survivor of The Beast massacres. My movie partner described her as ‘odd, alien-like‘ hahaha… but I think she’s kinda hot…in a weird way 😛
She plays a pivotal role in Glass that I won’t reveal. She’s the key to all of this. She’s like …Belle to the Beast, literally.
As with most M. Night movies there is a lot of mood and tense moments but not enough ‘splaining. M. Night movies introduce deep meanings and juuuustenough info to make make you THINK – but leaves the audience still like, ‘holed up tho…!’. 🤔🤔🤔
That being said, ‘Glass’ IS entertaining, and it DOES wrap up the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. All the elements come into play and of course, the end has a nice M. Night TWIST. But dammit, Night it took you 20 years! I kinda wanted MORE for waiting so damn long
Smirking Bruce’s (out of 5)
‘Glass’ Director, screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Jo.