Film review by Steve Duffy –
The only reason to see Glass is because of James McAvoy’s incredible performance!
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.
The most exciting anticipation about Glass was to finally see how the story was going to fuse all the worlds of M. Night Shyamalan’s most iconic characters together. The beginning of the movie succeeds in doing that, but then it falls short quickly leaving you feeling disappointed by the end.
Both Jackson and Willis are having as much fun as they are allowed even though they are missing for big chunks of time during the movie.
Anya Taylor-Joy is back as Casey Cooke, the sole survivor from Split. Her storyline is a waste of time and not necessary to the plot.
Glass should have been a great film, but it’s not. For fans, I suggest you watch it to see how the story ends. For non-fans, I would skip it, especially if you didn’t see the first two films.
Rating: PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language
Runtime: 110 minutes