Review: GLASS Delivers a Completely Unexpected and Awesome Movie Going Experience
Before we dive into it, I just want to let you know that this review is completely spoiler free. Glass is a movie that I do not want to spoil for you, because it’s a pretty awesome movie going experience that is best enjoyed knowing as little as possible.
When director M. Night Shyamalan teased that Glass is not going to be the movie you think it is, he wasn’t kidding! The movie starts off in one direction, and completely ends up in a very surprising and different place. The way this story played out was completely unexpected!
I honestly don’t know how general audiences are going to take it. After the movie, as I listened to some of the critics, I noticed that some of them didn’t really care for it. I loved it, though! The movie took some risks and did some unique and different things, and those things are some of the reasons why I loved it so much.
It’s also those things that might end up turning some fans off. The movie does some things that are different from the superhero genre and the superhero films that we have become accustomed to seeing. Fans have been conditioned to see and expect certain things in superhero films, and while this film seems to start off in that direction, it doesn’t end up there.
I would love to talk about these plot details with you, but don’t worry… I won’t. Look, I never thought I’d see a sequel to Unbreakable and then Split came along and shocked the hell out of me at the end. Split led to Glass, which brought all of these characters together for one final showdown led by Mr. Glass to prove to the world that superheroes exist and it ended up being an incredible, possibly final film, to close out the franchise.
I applaud M. Night Shyamalan for the story he told with Glass and how he handled these characters. I wouldn’t have wanted it to turn out any other way. The story needed to play out the way that it did and I can’t wait to see what audiences think of it.
The movie stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass, James McAvoy as Kevin Crumb, Anya Taylor Joy as Casey, Sarah Paulson as Doctor Ellie Staple, and Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn. As you might expect from a cast like this, they all delivered great performances!
For better or for worse, Glass is a movie you don’t want to miss. Some of you might love it, some of you might hate it, but it’s the movie that most likely closes out the story that all started with Unbreakable.