Glass (2019)


“They always underestimate the mastermind.” – Elijah’s mother

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Apr 2019)

Brief Synopsis – David Dunn tries to track down the villain known as The Horde who is abducting groups of young women in the city and murdering them.

My Take on it – As a fan of superhero stories and the previous two films in M. Night Shyalaman’s Eastrail 177 trilogy, I have been looking forward to seeing this film for some time and am glad that I finally got the chance.

I know that this film got a relatively lukewarm reception from most people but I think that they do an excellent job continuing the saga that began nearly 20 years ago and bringing it to a great point where things can be expanded if needed or left as is because it manages to give closure on the overall storyline.

It was great seeing the  three main characters from the previous films coming together using their wit and brawn in order to bring the story to a great culmination of power.

Shyalaman once again shows the world that its possible to create superheros in a plausible way that they would seem realistic in our current world.

The story itself builds to a complex storyline, but that is also great since it is able to follow the path already set by many comic book stories that allows things to not feel the need to be simple since the audience is intelligent enough to grasp the concepts brought forth.

They find a way to stick to their guns here and stay along the path created nearly 2 decades ago when this series began and stay true to the path set forth back them while integrating new elements to the story.

This is clearly a film that needs to be viewed numerous times in order to fully understand all of the twists and turns that pop up along the way and I really can’t wait to watch it again even more closely in order to be able to dissect things even more.

James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson all return in their respective roles and they help develop their characters even more in this film as they build on what has already been established in the two previous films.

IN addition to the 3 leads, they bring back 3 supporting characters who are very connected to these characters ad that helps flesh out the story even more because we also get to experience what kinds of connections they have with one another and with the super humans.

Sarah Paulson joins the cast as a character who helps move things in a very interesting direction and she does it very realistically also because it adds to the idea that this story works within the realm of possibility.

Bottom Line – Excellent continuation to the saga that started almost 2 decades ago. Great seeing the three main characters from the other two movies coming together here as Shyalaman once again shows how it could plausibly be possible to have super-humans with powers in our world.  The story gets a bit complex, but that is part of the beauty of it all because it follows closely many of the paths that comics have presented things over the years. They stick closely to their guns here and manage to give us a very interesting story that has a few nice surprises along the way. This is a film that needs to be rewatched a few times to fully appreciate things and I can’t wait to see it again in order to dissect things even more. McAvoy, Willis and Jackson are all superb here and hep develop their characters even more deeply than we already have seen in the previous films in the series. Great seeing that they also bring back 3 main supporting characters that also help flesh out the story and their connections to the super-humans.  Paulson is also great as a new character who helps move things in a very interesting direction.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director M. Night Shyamalan talked about the importance of colors in this movie, saying, “I chose green for David Dunn because psychologically, it is associated with life giving properties. David is the protector of life. I chose ochre or mustard for The Beast because this color is associated with religious ceremonies, Hindu and Buddhist. A monk’s robe. I see The Beast as an evangelist, a preacher who wants to help save ‘The Broken.’ Finally, I chose purple for Mr. Glass because this color has been associated with royalty, majestic qualities. Elijah sees himself as important, a main character of comics.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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