Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Return of Mister Glass (and the other guys)


The sequel to Unbreakable and Split has finally been released.  And I wanted to say I really liked Glass.  It is one of those movies of course where you shouldn’t have high expectations going in, so when you actually view it, you end up liking it more.  I know that’s a contradiction in a sense, but lots of movies are better if you aren’t hyped over the top for it.  Being over-hyped is the road to disappointment.  M. Night Shyamalan’s deflated career over the years has helped with the low expectations, which is good thing for Glass in my opinion.  But I do believe that fans of the first two films will be satisfied with the film’s outcome overall as long as they don’t expect the film to change the world.  Perhaps, just maybe, Shyamalan is making a small, under the radar, comeback.  I also wanted to say I liked Split as well.

Mister Glass has a plot

I want to keep my reviews brief for now on (because I'm busy writing), so all I want to say is that Glass is a nice antidote to the big budget super-hero mega films, especially since it dispenses with marvel’s toilet flush humor and takes the subject matter more seriously.  I miss the movies of the late 90s and early 00s, such as Unbreakable for instance, which were more serious and realistic.  Super-hero films today, rely too much on big special effects and relentless jokes.  I do admit to liking modern super-hero movies such as Avengers: Infinity War though, but I do think it is time for a change.  I guess we will have to wait and see if there really will be an Unbreakable super-hero universe in store for us the in future.

I give Glass a solid B.

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