Piper Opinion: Glass
February 12, 2019 By:Lauren Murphy
By Nolan Bryant
Secretly the conclusion of a trilogy, 19 years in the making from M. Night Shyamalan “Glass” is a gripping super human thriller that will leave the viewer spinning with its many twists and turns.
Glass is a continuation of the 2016’s “Split” starring James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a zoo worker that is suffering from an extreme case of multiple personality disorder, in which he is
afflicted with dozens of different personalities, Including one known as “The Beast,” who possess superhuman strength and animal instincts.
Shyamalan also ties “Glass” into his movie “Unbreakable” released in 2000 starring Bruce Willis as the man who can bend steel with his bare hands, but like any superhero, has a fatal weakness. Being in water greatly weakens him to almost the point of death.
In order to watch “Glass,” I recommend you watch “Split” which will provide background about Kevin’s deranged character and his villain persona.
The acting is phenomenal, especially McAvoy’s performance that gives life to dozens of different personalities and characters through accents, facial expressions, and movement.
Bruce Willis plays the selfless misunderstood vigilante right out a comic book and Samuel L Jackson plays the crippled evil genius playing the plot of the movie like a game of chess. If you enjoy anti-hero thrillers, then definitely watch “Glass,” but be warned, it does not fit into the general superhero genre of today with special effects and kid friendly humor it’s more story driven and meant for a more teen and adult audience. Out of ten in my opinion the film was a strong eight for its complex narrative and suspense.