A sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, Glass is the finale to M. Night Shyamalan’s comic book-style superhero trilogy, and while it proposes to be a grand climax with earth shattering revelations, it ends up being one of the most underwhelming and disappointing mass market experiments in ages.
Plot: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.
Review: “Unbreakable” security guard and nighttime avenger David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has finally tracked down the almost inhuman “Beast” Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a serial killer and cannibal. Their first encounter results in the capture of them both by the authorities who’ve been hunting David for years. Branded a vigilante, David is incarcerated in a top secret facility alongside Crumb, but the big surprise is that they have a neighbor in the facility: David’s brilliant old nemesis Elijah Price, who goes under the alias Mr. Glass due to his incredibly brittle and easily breakable bones. Obviously, this is a trio made in comic book heaven, and it should come as no surprise that Mr. Glass has orchestrated a grand scheme that will pit all three super humans against each other.
A sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, Glass is the finale to M. Night Shyamalan’s comic book-style superhero trilogy, and while it proposes to be a grand climax with earth shattering revelations, it ends up being one of the most underwhelming and disappointing mass market experiments in ages. I always held Unbreakable as an interesting character study worth noting, and Split was a great showcase for McAvoy’s acting, while proving that Shyamalan was still a strong creative voice, but by cross pollinating all these characters in Glass, the worth of these characters is diluted and polluted to the point of inconsequence. Everything is drawn and stretched out to the point of utter boredom, and when the big reveal comes at the end, it was impossible for me to be on the movie’s wavelength. Too bad, as there might have been some great potential here for a huge and surprising twist.
Universal’s Blu-ray (out April 16th) includes an alternate opening and deleted scenes with director intros, a conversation with McAvoy and Shyamalan, and multiple featurettes and bonus supplements.