Glass Movie Review

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Chris Stuckmann

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glass is directed by M night Shyamalan and stars James McAvoy Bruce Willis samuel l.jackson and sarah paulson and is the 19 year in the making sequel to unbreakable and split which was a surprise and breakable sequel that blew a lot of people's minds myself included and in this film we watched david dunn use his supernatural abilities to track kevin Wendel crumb eventually they end up in a psych ward with mr. glass himself being interrogated by a specialist who believes they're under a delusion that they're all superheroes and she's trying to convince them that it's all in their mind to say that I was excited for this movie would be a massive understatement in regards to anticipation this is top 5 maybe even top 2 I was so so ready for this film unbreakable I consider a masterpiece and split I loved so naturally being in this theater I was just pumped I was amped I was ready glass has a lot to love the first 20 minutes are absolutely amazing they were so good in fact that I was worried I didn't understand how we could possibly sustain such greatness for the entire runtime I loved the introduction to David Dunne seeing what his life was like I I loved so much about that opening especially James McAvoy who is amazing throughout the entire runtime once again and he is worth the price of a ticket alone to see him reprise all of these roles that live inside of his mind he is absolutely the best part of this film samuel l.jackson also once he decides to become active in regards to the story amazing really great performance reminded me of his work in unbreakable and Bruce Willis is trying you're gonna hear that a lot although his character felt left on the sidelines for a lot of the movie which we'll get into in a second the psych ward scenes I was interested in and although it feels a bit long and it there's a sense of I don't know if this was what I wanted to see it was still fascinating especially as a story about the human psyche and the human condition and how we view ourselves along with the rest of the world and I liked a lot of the messages behind these scenes the use of color was beautiful again same cinematographer from split really well shot film this is a very well directed movie from start to finish Shyamalan definitely did not disappoint in regards to that although there is an overuse of POV shots that I would say is my biggest issue with the cinematography and the shot structure is there's a lot of POV shots there's a lot of shots with the camera mounted to the actor and it's pointed at their face and you get sort of like that GoPro look and didn't always work for me that was overused but overall the movie is gorgeous going into this movie there's gonna be a lot of people who will expect certain things some people just want to see the superhero action that was only hinted at and unbreakable because if you really think about unbreakable there's just one shot where David puts a guy in a chokehold and that's about it in regards to action nevertheless that doesn't bother me I love that movie it's a psychological thriller and just one of my favorites so I wasn't expecting this movie to be like a Marvel movie in fact I was really hoping it would be the antithesis to that just the exact polar opposite and in many ways it is I actually got a lot more action than I expected with the opening and some things towards the end which we're all done really well but I'm gonna have to do a spoiler review because obviously there are things in the finale I can't get into here I'll do that later this weekend I will say though that I was very let down by it I struggled to comprehend how this ending was chosen amongst many others that you could have chosen it's the kind of ending that does not feel earned glass was such a surefire thing so many fans people who had been there with Shyamalan from the beginning who had supported him through his dry spell who really wanted him to succeed and make great films like this guy most of my subscribers know how much his films inspired me and split was great so I have been an M night Shyamalan defender for many years and I will probably continue to be because in regards to films give me a filmmaker who takes the risks who tries to make an original movie who puts out that vision over a filmmaker who's just on the conveyor belt just moving through the box office out of the box office onto the next thing that's not what Shyamalan does and I respect him for that at the same time this was a 19-year movie in the making and the way the film wraps up just really let me down so much of it though honestly loved it's a mixed bag of shades of greatness and then baffling decisions that I just can't comprehend and it's one of the most frustrating things about being a fan of Shyamalan because you're constantly defending him you're explaining to people why you like his films and watching glass for for so many sequences you can see wow this man really knows what he's doing behind the camera there's one shot of samuel l.jackson wheeling away from something and in the background some chaos is happening and it's just incredible there's sequences like that that obviously show how talented the man is behind the camera but then people ask you questions like how can you defend him so much when he does choices like this and there's rarely justification for those choices and you start to think yeah you know I see your point I really do and it's it's disheartening for someone who's defended him for so long to have been so let down by something that I was truly looking forward to I'm not sure if this ending will polarize people I feel like there will be a lot of people who really like the film and appreciate the different direction I actually am one of those people I do really like the direction this movie takes it's just the last 20 minutes that make the rest of it have so many questions there's a lot of unanswered questions and if you've ever actually had anyone that was in some sort of institution or you knew of the rules of an institution you're just gonna constantly be asking yourselves how these patients had access to certain things there's something that's used for James McAvoy's character that's light that flashes on and off and it forces him to change identities to a safer one that's a really fun idea and it gives us some great moments with McAvoy as he shifts through these performances but I just kept thinking man if you want to get out just take a pillowcase and wrap it around your eyes or cover your eyes why do you have to keep looking at the light you know there's just little things like that throughout the film that kind of bugged me and I feel like I have to reiterate this but I honestly didn't expect any action in this movie I thought there'd be like maybe one fight scene but there's more than I expected and so it has nothing to do with that it just feels very anticlimactic for the build-up of the two previous films and by far one of my biggest disappointments with the movie is that Bruce Willis's character David Dunn barely has an R he's so sidelined he's so in the background his lines are even minimal the musical score as well I love West Dylan Thornton and what he did was split and some of his music throughout the film is wonderful but it was very disappointing that there's hardly any of James Newton Howard Zinn credible unbreakable themes one of the most overlooked soundtracks of all time I really looked forward to hearing more of that theme and it's barely used they did some interesting things with flashbacks that I'll talk about in the spoiler review that I thought was a pretty smart idea but overall I was let down by this movie I'm gonna give glass huh I'm gonna see the film again this weekend before assigning a letter grade to it because I feel really conflicted right now there's so much I loved and then other things that just really really let me down and so I want to see the film again also I'm kind of becoming disenchanted with grades I don't know I might just do away with them entirely at some point in the future but I will give this film a grade I'll I'll check it out again this weekend this didn't diminish unbreakable or split for me I still love those films and I didn't hate this at all like I just feel very conflicted by it and I have to see it again guys thank you so much as always for watching look forward to more reviews very soon if you like this you can click right here and get stuck mine eyes [Music]

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