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Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Warning: Spoiler Alert

Time to break down M. Night Shyamalan’s, Glass. 

The Shyamagold:
• DIRECTING. CAMERAWORK. NEATO. Yes, you can genuinely tell the dude has improved in his aptness to capture idiosyncratic optics in his sequences. Tons of favorable camerawork techniques were utilized to its fullest potential in here.
• The first 15-20 minutes. Ravishing.
• The action was, shockingly, action-y.
• The moderate pace that mimics
Unbreakable‘s steady velocity.
• James McAvoy (x24).
• Samuel Jackson (x1).
• West Dylan Thordson’s score. Do yourselves a favor and listen to “Physicks”.
• Mr. Glass’s buoyant s-t-y-l-e.
• Utilizing deleted scenes from Unbreakable.
• The ending’s motif, conclusion, and wrathfully emotional punch. It’s going to “split” audiences for sure, however. Sorry.

The Shyamabull:
• I hate saying this, but, Sarah Paulson’s character and her eventual “twist” reveal. Also, her end goal(s).
• 25% of the dialogue, again.
• The filmmakers forgot to wake up Bruce Willis and write him a good part.
• About 4/5 of the twists.
• The absence of logic. Example: Only one guard on shift? WHAT?  
• The ending’s painfully optimistic final shot. The movie’s wrap-up was doing so tip-top up until then.
• By the end of the whole enigma, you’re kind of left with a tame taste in your mouth. Like an, “Okay, that happened. Swell?” sort of feeling.
• Daryl, the guard.

The Kajillion Shyamalanian Twists:
• Mr. Glass had a master plan, and another one, and another one, and…
• The “supers” are “super”, unlike what the second act of this movie was trying to make you think through Dr. Ellie Staple’s character. Sarah Paulson was about to make you believe that they were crazy all along. Fake news.
• Mr. Glass killed Kevin’s dad. I…guess?
• The secret society stuff is just dispensably nonsensical.
• All the “supers” die (this is the only “twist” I found to be stupendous because it doesn’t play out like any ordinary “twist”).
• Mr. Glass filmed his, David’s, and Kevin’s battle/fate and uploaded it to the internet. Of course.

Critics would have you suspecting that M. Night Shyamalan’s, Glass, is complete, madcapped rubbish (37% on Rotten Tomatoes, 42% on Metacritic). To me, it’s honestly a fitting ending to his once undisclosed superhero trilogy—yes, I legitimately dug a majority of the finale. It’s a bit tangled in terms of its story coherence, but I admire how Shyamalan harkens back to his tones of, Unbreakable, while also providing a fair sequel to, Split. Solid trilogy indubitably. Also, thank you once more, McAvoy, for existing among us mortals. (Verdict: C+) 

Glass was neither the best birthday present I’ve ever received nor the worst. I saw Split in theaters on my Birthday, and now I’ve seen Glass in theaters on my Birthday. Shyamalan and I have some sort of intertwined, divine destiny/connection. Plot twist to my review.

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“Glass” will be released in theaters on January 18, 2019.

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