The intelligent cousin to the Marvel franchise. ‘Glass’ is all the action-packed delight of your classic hero film, with the added gift of an existential crisis when the credits roll. It has a more down-played approach, preferring silence and scheming - classic of M. Night Shyamalan - instead of drowning the audience in choreography.
The film is about the "No-Man’s Land" - where right and wrong co-exist. It is a paralysing film, the third in the franchise, that mostly favours the perspective of Mr. Glass, played by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. We become fully introduced to his superpower, and invited to sympathise with his motives. Whether you do or not, is a personal choice, but I can promise that regardless of your thoughts, the film will spark a spiral of questioning about the world we live in.
At times the film swam luxuriously in its brilliance, so much so that it became decreasingly brilliant. While it can be understood that Shyamalan’s style of filmmaking more so invites the audience to interpret the moments, as opposed to smacking them in the face with it - a stop watch would nonetheless have occasionally done some good.
One of the most long awaited features of the film was the introduction of Kevin Crumb’s further personalities. James McAvoy did not disappoint. There were times when within a continuous shot, McAvoy transformed into three or more people, which, if nothing else, provided evidence to McAvoy’s impressive skill set.
All actors performed tremendously, and I sincerely hope there will be an extension to the trilogy in which they all appear. A thrilling watch, that I would highly recommend to drama, action and thriller enthusiasts alike.