M. Night Shyamalan is a hit and miss director. Some of his movies are good, some are so-so, others are bad, and some aren't
as good once you see the twist at the end. He envisioned a superhero trilogy with UNBREAKABLE. It didn't perform stellar
at the box office and trilogy dreams were put aside. A couple of years ago, he finally did the second part of the trilogy
called SPLIT and now he is back with the final film GLASS which ties the first two movies into one narrative. It is a slow
burn thriller as you get to know the three main characters (David Dunn, Mr. Glass, and the man known as the Kevin Crumb/ Horde)
that end up in a psychiatric hospital. Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) tries to make them believe their abilities are part
of their own delusions and she has three days to do it. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) wants to make sure the Horde (James McAvoy)
doesn't escape, but Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) has his own plans.
GLASS does a great job of wrapping up the trilogy of a world where people don't know super heroes and super villains are
among them. However, the movie is a little slow making a slow burn which may turn some people off who are used to the more
action heavy big budget Marvel and DC super hero movies. M. Night could have developed the story more and expanded it even
more. A great cast headlines this movie with a few good plot twists in the second half which the trailer thankfully didn't
spoil. However, the low $20 million dollar budget makes the movie end up being a little anti-climatic as it sets up a range
of possibilities for other movies, but the director says he is done with this story.
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