Glass

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DVD/BLURAY RELEASE APRIL 16: https://amzn.to/2VOt12U



Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy in Glass (2019)

For those who have seen it…how would you rate it?

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OMB Review: After many years M Night Shyamalan finishes a trilogy that many of us never knew we wanted until Split came out a couple years ago. Though the first two acts are extremely slow, he climax and conclusion of the film leave you wondering and will likely split many audiences. Personally I find the twists that the director throws in at the end to be thought-provoking and interesting. all of us could likely think of an infinite number of scenarios in endings that may have suited this story better, but this one really isn’t all that bad. This is is one I would definitely want to see again to see if knowledge of where the story goes affects how one might view the rest of the film. B-

3 thoughts on “Glass

  1. Glass is a reasonably strong outing for Shyamalan with a few shortcomings that keep it from ranking among his best. There’s a lot of good here to take away. Certainly enough to encourage anyone who enjoyed Unbreakable or Split even a little to spend the time to watch it. So, let’s start with that.

    The acting in the movie is overall superb. All of the principal stars and critical supporting characters put forth performances at the top of their game. There might be a moment or two where this felt heavy-handed or too quiet but that has more to do with the directing and the script than the actor’s skill or performance. Speaking to the script, most of the dialogue is very well written (we’ll revisit the ‘most’ in the negatives next). It also does a fairly good job connecting all three movies. The tone and atmosphere of the movie is also handled extremely well and for the most part everything has the level of impact it should for the audience and the characters in the movie.

    On to the negatives, which the good reasonably outweighs. The one flaw I found in the script’s dialogue was the sometimes heavy-handed use of comic book exposition. There are a couple of instances where it is smart and clever and presents something essential to the story but it is used too much and feels unnecessary in places where it actually drags a scene down a little. Glass also has some minor pacing issues. It spends too much time developing one or two things for character development and not enough time on others. The last flaw, and it’s the only one for me that really brings the movie down a notch, is that Glass does not match up to Shyamalan’s ‘twist’ legacy in his movies. In most of his movies the big twist(s) have subtle (or not so subtle) hints laced throughout the whole movie. The major twist in Glass literally comes out of nowhere in the climax of the movie. The epilogue does explain it thoroughly but it’s much cooler and more effective when the clues are there for the audience to figure out.

    In the end, Glass is a good Shyamalan movie and worth seeing for any of his fans. Especially so for fans of Unbreakable and Split. It’s a bit of a slow boil but it’s entertaining enough along the way thanks to some excellent performances and mostly good writing. It’s not going to be for everyone but if you don’t need constant action or comedy on the screen you might enjoy this movie if you give it a chance.

  2. I honestly found this very slow and disappointing, especially the third act. Shyamalan was back on top with Split, it really felt like he’d returned to the golden days, but alas his return it seems was short lived! 😦

  3. OMB Review: After many years M Night Shyamalan finishes a trilogy that many of us never knew we wanted until Split came out a couple years ago. Though the first two acts are extremely slow, he climax and conclusion of the film leave you wondering and will likely split many audiences. Personally I find the twists that the director throws in at the end to be thought-provoking and interesting. all of us could likely think of an infinite number of scenarios in endings that may have suited this story better, but this one really isn’t all that bad. This is is one I would definitely want to see again to see if knowledge of where the story goes affects how one might view the rest of the film. B-

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