Glass Review

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Glass Review

Blakelee Sutton, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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Glass is the newest film in M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy. Following two incredibly well made films before it, Glass is a movie that maintains decent quality throughout the first two acts but loses its narrative footing as the film concludes.

The best part of Glass by far was the excellent performances by James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson. They gave very nuanced performances and did the best with the material that they’d been given.

Fans of Unbreakable will most likely be incredibly disappointed with the utilization of Bruce Willis in the film. He is pushed to the side to make room for the newer characters, and is devoid of any kind of character arc.

Sarah Paulson’s character introduces an interesting dynamic with previously established characters, but certain revelations about her character completely undermine the rest of the plot and create many contradictions.

Shyamalan’s continued desire to subvert the audience’s expectations as opposed to creating a cohesive narrative proves to soil what could have been a decent follow up to both Unbreakable and Split. Glass is a great example of a film that has an enjoyable build-up, but fails to stick the landing in a fulfilling and satisfying way.