Glass film cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark
Glass film director: M Night Shyamalan
There are two(2) kinds of superhero universes—the one of DC and Marvel-verse where you meet vigilantes with most unfathomable powers and another created by M. Night Shyamalan where the stars do not actually get to save the day. While DC and Marvel star continually recall you that they are destined for greater things, Shyamalan accords exceptional talents to his characters in the Unbreakable series only to deprive them of these later to make them human—weak, mortal, and broken, like glass.
his trilogy capper almost 20 years in the making, finds him at his most plodding. Instead of transporting his fans back to when they first(1st) became fans of his, Glass senses like an afterthought; a strange superhero film that is happier listening to its characters talk than watching them do anything, a movie whose ‘grand finale’ teases an epic showdown between its three(3) characters, and instead settle for a parking lot brawl.
If you watch Glass, completely extracting its position in the trilogy — though it cannot stand on its own — the movie will still excite and thrill only in tiny doses. While he does a wonderful job, McAvoy can’t quite drag the movie over the finish line.