Bringing together the characters from M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable & Split, we find David Dunn (Bruce Willis) in pursuit of “The Beast”/Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy). After their initial encounter, they’re captured and sent to a mental institution under the care of Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). While there, they’re brought together with the shadowy presence of Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), who emerges as an orchestrator that holds secrets critical to both men.
After getting all excited when I saw Split, I thought that this third film, Glass, was totally gonna kick ass… I was wrong.
It constantly felt like they were building and building to create some sort of epic showdown. And in typical M. Night Shyamalan form, he gives you those small suttle clues, that you’re trying to pay attention for, in hopes will give you an idea of what’s to come… but it was just so slow in getting there and when the big moment arrives, it left me pretty disappointed.
I didn’t care too much for how much we saw “The Beast”. I preferred how we got to see him in Split. Just in little bits and pretty quick. Here they had him on full display, several times, and that lost a lot of the excitement, for me, when we got to the films big scene.
There was some good potential to make this one great but somehow, Night, just got in his own way by trying to be too clever. Because of that, Glass is the first big disappointment of the new year, and we’re only in the middle of January.