Glass is the final movie in this M. Night Shyamalan movie series!I'll tell you in advance, I have seen an interview with Shyamalan and he does not plan to have any additional movies in this series. I think that is a mistake. This movie left me wanting more. Of course, wanting more is the sign of an excellent movie.
I have previously reviewed the first two movies in this M. Night Shyamalan series: Unbreakable and Split. If you haven't already read those reviews and seen those movies, I recommend them before you watch Glass.
Glass could be a stand alone movie, but I believe seeing the other two movies is best. They introduce the characters and set everything up for this movie. It is hard for me to say for certain since I have seen the previous movies several times, but I'm not sure everything in this movie would be completely clear if you don't have the basis of information and background from Split.
Once you have viewed all three movies, I would love to have you return to this review and tell me which movie in the series was your favorite. I definitely have a favorite and I suspect everyone will have a clear preference.
I'm going to do my best to give you a review of Glass that won't spoil either of the movies for you in case you haven't seen the previous two.
Glass Movie Synopsis
There are three main characters in Glass. Each possesses at least one superhuman characteristic. All find themselves in a battle of good vs. evil and they are not on the same side.
GlassBy now, you may already know Samuel L. Jackson is Glass, or Mr. Glass. His real name is Elijah Price. Elijah was born with a rare disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) that makes his bones break easily. In this movie, Elijah requires a wheelchair for mobility. However, Elijah is a brilliant man and though he is physically limited, he is mentally superior.
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) seems like a mild-mannered, average man with a grown son. Together, they run a surveillance company, but they also have a side venture. David Dunn is an extremely strong vigilante with a sixth sense. His son is his point of contact for research and quick information. When David is on a mission, he and his son, Joseph, stay in constant communication.
Then there is Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) who suffers with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), more commonly referred to as a split personality. Crumb fights the battle between good vs evil within himself, as well as in the outside world. As I stated in my review of Split, James McAvoy is an exceptional actor. His performance alone makes this movie worth watching.
The movie opens with 4 teens being held as food for the imminent beast. David Dunn is determined to find the kidnapped girls. However, before he can free the girls, he comes face to face with their kidnapper who is surprised to find a worthy opponent. But, neither David nor the kidnapper realize they are both prey for a totally different adversary.
My Conclusion and Recommendation of Glass
Like all Shyamalan movies, Glass is full of unexpected events with a shocking ending. Even as a Shyamalan fan, I didn't expect the ending. It took me over a week before I could write this review without expressing too much emotion in my choice of words.
If you prefer a realistic ending, you will love this movie. If you watch movies as an escape from reality, you are likely to be disappointed.
I watched this movie with my son and my husband. While we were all taken aback by the ending, we each had a different opinion or rating of the movie overall. This is one movie where every individual will have to judge for themselves.
Regardless, how can you resist a movie that includes Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and M. Night Shyamalan!
Previously Reviewed on Review This!
Unbreakable by M. Night Shyamalan - Movie Review
Unbreakable is an exceptional thriller movie & the beginning of a great series. M. Night Shyamalan is a master of suspense and unexpected twists.
Split by M. Night Shyamalan - Movie Review
Split is the best psychological thriller that I have ever watched. Almost every emotion a person could feel is toyed with in this movie as we helplessly watch.
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