Thursday, January 17, 2019

Glass Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson stars in Glass

Shattered Glass

IMDb Plot: From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Also stars Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple.

Dr. Staple asks, "Have you ever been to a comic book convention?" I have, and (sorry to say) it's a lot more interesting than Shyamalan's unnecessary sequel to Unbreakable and Split. The former was a great movie, but that was almost two decades ago. Since then, the once cutting-edge director has lost a step or two. For starters, his movies aren't scary anymore (2015's The Visit notwithstanding.) In fact, Glass closer resembles a comedy, given all the laughter (for Jackson, McAvoy) at our screening. There's a few good moments, but not enough to overcome a nonsensical ending and weak script.

Grade: C