A Movie Review on “Glass”
Sasha Garcia, ‘22
Reminder: Of course, these are my interpretations of the movies, and you don’t have to agree with them. Everything here is subjective to opinion. Movie reviews on certain titles are subject to possible change.
Glass serves as a sequel to the movies “Unbreakable”(2000), and “Split” (2016), both directed by M. Night Shyamalan. His directed movies have had quite a bit of controversy revolving around them, with movies such as “Avatar”, being shunned, while cult classics, such as “The Sixth Sense” being praised. Taking this into consideration, people might be hesitant to watch this third edition in the “Unbreakable” series. However, I’m glad to inform you that this movie is a great addition. The plot, at first, mainly revolves around David Dunn (Bruce Willis) attempting to locate and bring to justice Kevin Wendell Crumm (James McAvoy) in a series of continuously escalating encounters, until they’re brought to a psychiatric ward by officials. In the ward, the two meet Elijah Prince (Samuel L. Jackson), and the three are subjected to “treatment” intended to sway them away from believing that they are people who possess superhuman abilities. The plot later transforms and shows reveals Prince’s intention to make “superhumans” like him, and his abilities, known to the world. He gets Crumm to join forces with him, while Dunn attempts to stop the duo from causing widespread civilian and collateral damage. The plot was pretty straightforward, and I only had a couple of issues with it (the scenes at the psychiatric ward feel a bit elongated, and the ending of the movie wasn’t as satisfying as I thought it should’ve been.)The cinematography was incredible, corresponding to the moods and scenes within the movie. I think it was put together smoothly, and the flow of the movie never really felt “unnatural” to me. However, I do have some concerns. As mentioned before, Shyamalan is a controversial film director; not in the sense that he’s bad at what he does, but in the sense that his film decisions aren’t exactly the best sometimes. There are scenes of cinematography within the movie that highlight his sheer genius, while in other shots, I question his decisions. Shyamalan’s directing isn’t exactly what you’d consider “orthodox”, which isn’t a bad thing, because that’s what makes his movies unique in my opinion, but at the same time, other people might not see his decisions in a similar light. It’s frustrating. But this doesn’t stop Glass from being a great movie. I really enjoyed the film, especially considering the fact that it’s been highly anticipated. Definitely consider watching it in a local theater, to support the official release.