There Were Early Fan Screenings of GLASS and Their Reactions Are More Positive Than Critics Are
Critics have not been very kind to M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film Glass. While I loved it, a lot of critics didn’t. I have no idea what they were expecting from this movie, but it’s pure Shyamalan, and he delivered a conclusion to his trilogy that is a natural progression of the story he started with Unbreakable.
It looks like this might be another one of those films that the audiences and fans won’t agree with the critics on. Alamo Drafthouse recently hosted a special event where they screened all three films — Unbreakable, Split, and Glass — for the fans, and their reaction to the film was very different from the critics’ reactions.
Glass got a lot more positive buzz from these screenings! Fans seemed to really enjoy it. So, like I said in my previous post today, don’t let the critics decide what you think about a movie before seeing it. Go see the movie for yourself and make up your own mind! Then let’s talk about the things we liked and didn’t like.
Before we jump into some of the fan reactions, here’s what Shyamalan had to say:
Now, here’s what some of the fans at these early screenings had to say about the film:
Just saw “Glass”, the conclusion to @MNightShyamalan’s trilogy after waiting 2 years since “Split”. All I gotta say is wow. Thank you M. Night. Thank you. You continue to make great, inspiring, original films. Can’t wait to see what’s next! #Shyamalanathon #glass— Matthew Flatten (@matthewflatten) January 13, 2019
Dear @MNightShyamalan ,— Damien Spellman (@DamienSpellman) January 13, 2019
The #Shyamalanathon was amazing & i wish i could do it again & now! Thanks to @AlamoNYC and thanks for the Q & A! Also, please direct James McAvoy in every movie for the rest of both of your lives! Brilliance! #Etcetera #Unbreakable #Split #Glass #Alamo
Shyamalan’s #Glass is far better than reviews suggest. Is it 2hrs of Willis/McAvoy punching each other? Nope. It DOES unite the worlds of Unbreakable & Split, adding new dimensions to both. It also has bold moves and big ideas the average corporate superhero movie wouldn’t dare.— Max Evry (@maxevry) January 13, 2019
The #Shyamalanathon had to be the best possible way to see #Glass. A satisfying conclusion to a really grounded, realistic superhero saga. I enjoyed it. People are going to struggle with the ending a bit, I fear. But I really dug it and if you're a fan, I think you will too. pic.twitter.com/05piGcB7tC— Nate Anderson (@xander6981) January 13, 2019
Enjoyed @GlassMovie. However, it suffers some DID in tone; it never settles into a reliable tone or rhythm. It’s alternately dark, nostalgic, silly, and reflective. Like its preceding films, ultimately, it was both touching and worthy of a second viewing. #glass #Shyamalanathon— Evan Light (@elight) January 13, 2019
Really loved seeing all movies back to back to back today. I really enjoyed Glass despite bad reviews. This is really a fantastic trilogy. Hats off to @MNightShyamalan I think you’re a great storyteller and filmmaker.#glass #unbreakable #split #Shyamalanathon pic.twitter.com/eEfjgYt3Mi— Ryan McGaughey (@ryno_mcgooey) January 13, 2019
I also wanted to add these tweets from a colleague that loved the film just as much as I did:
This is the sequel you've been waiting for. Glass fucking rocks. Shyamalan finally returns to form, delivers his best film in a long time. It's a complete thrill - get ready for this. That's all I can say for now.— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) January 8, 2019
Shyamalan's Glass is much more of an indie psychological thriller than a big action movie. And the ideas it plays with, especially at the end, are very compelling. It's an anti-comic book movie comic book movie, that subverts what is expected and is all the more thrilling for it.— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) January 9, 2019