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Glass shatters the hopes of fans – The Eleight

Glass shatters the hopes of fans

By: Kaylee Flores, Editor-in-Chief

The movie Glass came to theaters on Jan. 19. Glass is a M. Night Shyamalan film that is a continuation of the series that consisted of Unbreakable and Split. This series features a number of characters with abilities: David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has incredible amounts of strength, Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) has many personas including an animalistic one referred to as “the beast”, and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) has incredible intellect.

In the film Glass, Kevin, David, and Elijah are all being held in the same mental institution after Kevin and David fought one on one and were caught. At that mental institution, a doctor by the name of Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) attempts to treat them for their so called mental illness that makes them believe that they’re super heroes. Elijah goes by the name Mr. Glass due to his condition that makes his bones break easily like glass which was shown in one the previous movies Unbreakable. Mr. Glass is fascinated with comic books and decides to meddle with David and Kevin in attempts to make them fight in front of an audience.

Many amazing actors starred in this film, so bad acting was definitely not a problem. However, the plot was a bit boring and the trailers led the viewer on to believing that Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy) would have a larger part in the movie, like her main role in Split, but she unfortunately had very little screen time in Glass. Despite her putting on such an amazing performance in Split, Anya Taylor-Joy’s character Casey was just a background character in this film. She had very little lines let alone scenes that involved her. As the plot escalated, this movie quickly became your average superhero fights villain movie and just became a bit bland.

The ending was extremely terrible. It seemed as if the writers just wanted to quickly wrap up the movie somehow and decided to take a lazy turn in the story to do so. It just leaves the viewer unsatisfied knowing that after two really good movies, then a movie where all the characters come together, the way it ended was just rushed and bad. It gave no closure and wasn’t really left open ended for the viewers. The ending is just not a good way to close up a great series.