Review By: Gaby Moreno
Release date: January 18, 2019
Main Cast: James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark.
Brief synopsis from online:
“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.”
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Welcome to my blog, Nighmare on Sedgwick Avenue! Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy my review of Glass! This weekend I went to check M. Night Shyamalan’s most anticipated superhero trilogy “Glass”. Mr. Shyamalan spent years developing this series.
Everyone was taken by surprise at the end of Split where we found out it took place in the same universe as Unbreakable. Here we pick up after the events that occurred in Split. The beginning does drag a bit, but then it gets to the action. “The Beast” AKA “The Horde” is still on the run and still kidnapping young teenage girls.
The film then moves onto David Dunn’s life and how it’s been after the events of the Unbreakable film. David has turned into a vigilante and has a very close relationship with his son, who know’s his superhero secret as we knew from the first film.
We finally get to see a brief showdown between “The Beast” and “The Overseer”, which is Dunn’s coined superhero name by the media. Of course this film could not be complete without the infamous villain Elijah “Mr. Glass” Price who loves to cause chaos like the Joker. It was an entertaining film, we get to see more of these characters and what shaped them into who they have become.
In this film you get to see all three characters interact with one another and get to know a bit of their psyche, what motivates them, their trauma that played an important role in making them stronger or weaker. You also get to see the people in their life’s who care for each of them and how the actions of these three main characters impact and shape their loved one’s lives. It is a film that allows all three stories to come to a full circle.
We are also introduced to psychiatrist Dr. Ellie Staple, played by the talented and gorgeous actress Sarah Paulson who is treating all three characters making them believe they are NOT superheroes/villains.
This film became more of a superhero/comic book film than Shyamalan’s normal horror movies, which is not a bad thing. I always love two see two genres come together to create an amazing universe with in depth characters and a fresh new storyline.
The cast once again pulled it off! James McVoy deserves an award for his brilliant portrayal of Kevin Wendell Crumb and “The Horde” in this series!
This couldn’t be a Shyamalan film without him delivering a twist at the end. I can’t say I was too happy about the ending, but I understand why he did it, to give some “closure” in a sense.
I am still rooting for the story to continue though. There are several characters that the torch can be passed onto like Dunn’s son and Crumb’s victim/survivor Casey Cooke. Definitely go check it out the movie in theaters! You know everyone is going to be talking about so you don’t want to miss out!
In the end this film could be said to be more than a superhero film. It touches on the following topics: mental illness, child abuse, childhood trauma, toxic relationships and believing in oneself, as if we are superheroes who we can do anything we set our minds to!
Thank you for reading until next time!