Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Written by M. Night Shyamalan
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, Luke Kirby, Adam David Thompson, M. Night Shyamalan, Serge Didenko, Russell Posner, Rosemary Howard, Bryan McElroy, Owen Vitullo, William Turner, Johnny Hiram Jamison, Colin Becker, Tim Duquette, Nathan Nauroth
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M. Night Shyamalan is sort of on a roll lately. I actually liked his last two efforts SPLIT and THE VISIT and while I think there is a lot to like about his newest film GLASS, I do think that the qualities that made Shyamalan a name in the industry has sadly disappeared. In their place is a typical, safe, and crowd friendly style that lacks the bite we once experienced from the filmmaker’s output.
GLASS is the third film in the UNBREAKABLE Universe formed when the end of SPLIT delivered a cameo revealing that the multiple personality cursed Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy) existed in the same world as reluctant hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) the star of UNBREAKABLE. The final moments of that film promised a matchup between Dunn and Crumb and the opening segments of GLASS bring us just that as Crumb (who has many personalities, but commits heinous abductions, murders, and god knows what else as an alter known as the Beast) has abducted four cheerleaders and threatens that the Beast is soon to emerge and devour them and Dunn roams the streets of Philly trying to track down the psycho before he kills again. The two find each other rather quickly and in the midst of a battle between the two, they are captured by the police and brought to an institution under the watch of psychologist Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) who has an interest in a growing phenomenon of people believing they are superheroes. Not so coincidentally, the institution is the same place where the villain of UNBREAKABLE resides, Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass! With all three of these so-called superheroes imprisoned in the same facility, it’s just a matter of time before they clash.