Glass (2019) – Review

3 Stars

M. Night Shyamalan’s impromptu trilogy (spanning 19 years) comes to a satisfying conclusion in Glass. The story that began with Unbreakable (the series’ low point) and was continued in Split (the series’ highpoint) comes to a graceful conclusion in this art-house inspired superhero flick. The expected twist plotting and the false diversions are now standard for any M. Night Shyamalan picture. Yet, this time the writer/director serves up a compelling predicament for his characters without resorting to the ‘left-field’ developments of his wackiest films.

Can you convince a superhero that he/she isn’t a superhero? This is the central theme of Glass. The low-key vibe, including a climax that is a bit underwhelming, should be expected from Shyamalan and his brand of storytelling. But that doesn’t lessen the impact of the film. In fact it gives the pitcure a gravitas that is quite suprising. Glass works well as a concluding chapter in the unexpected (and long gestating) trilogy from the mind of M. Night Shymalan.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson

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