- 2 hr 9 min
Glass is a 2019 American psychological superhero thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anya Taylor-Joy in lead roles. It is the final film in Shyamalan's trilogy, which started with Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). The movie opens with David Dunn (Willis), the unbreakable security guard, tracking down a group of kidnappers. During his grueling investigation, Dunn encounters Kevin Wendell Crumb and his 23 personalities. One of them is a violent killer called "The Beast." Dunn is intrigued by Crumb's ability to change personalities, and he decides to pursue the case.
Meanwhile, Elijah Price (Jackson), who is also known as Mr. Glass, is in a catatonic state in a mental institution. When Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) brings Dunn, Crumb, and Price together in one facility to treat them, they start to realize that they are not ordinary people. Staple believes that superheroes and super-villains are just a delusion in their heads and tries to prove it to them.
As they start to interact, Dunn and Price realize that Crumb is responsible for a series of killings in the city. They team up to stop him, but they have to face the unleashing of "The Beast." Throughout the film, we witness the complex dynamics and relationships among the three characters. There is a constant power shift between them, and we see them grow and evolve throughout the story.
The film is grounded in reality, and it explores the concept of human potential, questioning if we could develop superhuman abilities. It also delves into the psychological and emotional aspects of the characters, and how they deal with their abilities and limitations. It is a thought-provoking and entertaining film that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish.
One of the highlights of the movie is James McAvoy's outstanding performance. He portrays multiple personalities with utmost conviction, and his ability to switch between them is impressive. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson deliver solid performances as well. They bring depth and complexity to their characters, and their chemistry on screen is palpable.
The film's visual style is also noteworthy. Shyamalan uses long takes and wide shots to create a distinctive atmosphere. He plays with light and shadow, creating an eerie and unsettling tone throughout the film. The music composition by West Dylan Thordson elevates the tension and adds to the film's overall tone.
In conclusion, Glass is a fitting conclusion to Shyamalan's trilogy. It is a well-crafted, intelligent, and entertaining film that will satisfy fans of the series. The film's strong performances, intriguing plot, and impressive visuals make it a must-see for anyone looking for a thought-provoking and thrilling superhero film.
Glass is a 2019 thriller with a runtime of 2 hours and 9 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 43.