Movie Review: Glass

February 21st, 2019

Glass (2019)

PG-13 | | DramaSci-FiThriller | 18 January 2019 (USA)
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.


 M. Night Shyamalan

Initial Thoughts:

I'd seen part 1 "Unbreakable" and part two "Split", so of course I had to see the end. I loved the movie "Unbreakable" and I never thought I'd get to see David Dunn again, I was thrilled to see him at the end of "Split" and excited to see this movie when it came out.

Main Points:

M. Night Shyamalan has a very distinctive style of directed. He (almost) always has a big twist in his movies, (almost) always make a cameo and usually does a good job with putting fantastical story elements (in this case people with super powers) in a realistic world setting (with some spectacular failures admittedly). To my wife's pleasure, some friends agreed to go and I went last week.

As usual not going through the whole thing. As before McAvoy is excellent as "The Horde", "The Beast" and his many personalities. Bruce Willis also does a great job as Dunn. Sam Jackson is amazing as Glass and I quite enjoyed Sarah Paulson in this film too. I love comic books, I have been reading them for over 30 years and the frequent references and studying of comic book ideas here was fascinating. With that said, however, I must admit too much time is spent in the Psychiatric hospital.

For me the strongest parts of the movie are the beginning at the ending. If you're wondering yes there is a twist here and I didn't see it coming. There is also a surprise at the end of the movie, though I certainly think this should be the end, any more movies in this particular universe would most likely be a mistake.

Final Thoughts:

The movie certainly didn't end the way I suspected and I did enjoy it (mostly). Still, though, for me it is the weakest of the 3. I give it a 7.5 out of 10 and a recommendation only to those who have seen the first 2 parts and enjoyed them. Not a movie for kids, ages 13+ due to violence, blood, gore and coarse language. This movie does make you think and does a good job answering questions from the first two films.