Glass: Movie Review


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Samuel L. Jackson (Mr. Glass)

Warning: this article contains spoilers!

M. Night Shyamalan released Glass on Jan. 18, 2019. Glass is the end of a dramatic trilogy spanned over 18 years. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Kevin Wendall Crumb (James McAvoy) find Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in the same institution they’re trapped in. Dunn and the 23 personalities question their abilities as Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) puts doubt in their minds. Despite going almost 30 minutes without seeing Mr. Glass, and another 10 minutes of him never saying a word, the audience finally sees Glass’s true self: a criminally insane mastermind.

Glass’ plan to prove to the world that they existed was brilliant, but it was disappointing that it ended up being a suicide mission. Once Crumb found out that his dad was killed in the same train wreck (caused by Glass) Dunn survived (due to his ability), Crumb released The Beast and crushed Glass, leaving him to die.

Dunn and The Beast get into a heated battle where they both lose. Dunn is weakened by water (his only weakness) and The Beast turned back into Crumb, who was shot by police. Then, when it seems at its worst, we find out that Dr. Staple is a part of some group whose sole purpose is to kill any type of superhuman to protect normal humans. Her group then kills Dunn.

Now, all three main characters are dead. In a way, Shyamalan told the audience this was going to happen.

While a video of their abilities was sent out to the world, exposing super-humans to the world, creating the sense of a “happy ending”, it was disappointing that it was at the expense of three beloved characters.