Film Review: Glass

Julian Pinto, Staff Writer

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“Glass” is the conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy, having the characters of “Unbreakable” and “Split” all meet up in a mental asylum. The movie features Bruce Willis as David Dunn (AKA The Overseer), Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (AKA Mr. Glass) and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (AKA The Horde).

“Glass” serves the purpose of connecting all their stories and ending the trilogy. Most of the movie’s negative feedback is about the ending. The movie ended in an unfortunate turn of events that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Other than the ending, “Glass” does have some strong parts like the asylum, which is the majority of the movie. Dunn and The Horde are brought into the asylum by Dr. Ellie Staple after being caught in the middle of a fight surrounding three girls The Horde had kidnapped and Dunn was trying to rescue. In the asylum, the two meet Price and are told that they have a mental illness and they have delusions that they have super powers. The asylum does a good job of making you wonder if the trio are really just crazy or if they really do have powers.

The performances delivered by the actors were really good, especially McAvoy. He does an amazing job, considering he had to act all of The Horde’s 24 personalities which all sound and act different from each other. “Glass” also has a very limited soundtrack which helps build suspense in some scenes, but it also makes the movie a bit boring at times.

Overall, “Glass” isn’t as good as the other two movies in the trilogy, but it isn’t a bad movie.

The Oarsman gives Glass 2.5 out of 5 stars