Written By: Zoe Gamboa
Glass, an American superhero thriller film written, produced, and directed by M. Knight Shyamalan. This trilogy and the final sequel to Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), keeps you wanting more.
The main characters, Elijah Price, also known as “Mr. Glass” (portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson), a mastermind who thinks he has the capability to create superheroes. Kevin Wendell Crumb, (portrayed by James McAvoy), who struggles with multiple personality disorder, has one specific frightening personality. “The Beast”, who has killed many around the world. After an encounter with Kevin, David Dunn (portrayed by Bruce Willis), tries to cease this supernatural being from harming others furthermore. Also, the mysterious Mr. Glass knows some horrific secrets that are essential to both Kevin and David.
All three men find themselves stuck in a mental hospital accompanied by Dr. Ellie Staple, (portrayed by Sarah Paulson). A psychiatrist who specializes in individuals who think they are superhuman. She wants to assure them that they are not in fact, superheroes.
The acting is truly unbelievable. James McAvoy’s ability to shift Kevins different personalities from one to another, almost seems effortless for him. The storyline is also gripping. David Dunn, who believes he is almighty and untouchable, shows a different side of him. He refers to himself as a “protector”, which makes it seem that maybe he’s not all that bad.
The suspenseful music that occurs in the trio brawl, engages you even more. The special effects within this movie is absurd. For example, the appearance of “The Beast” is perfectly fitting and unimaginable any other way. The psychological aspect of the movie, shows backstories of all three characters revealing the childhood misery and trauma they’ve all been through. Knowing the different stories of their past, makes you more informed about their decisions later on in the movie.