Glass is one of those movies that the fans love and the rest of the world does not. My theater was packed with die hard Shyamalan fans. There were laughs, and applause throughout the movie. I polled a few fans as they were leaving and it was unanimous; they loved it. And for that, I give the movie an A-.
I’ll begin my own personal review by saying, I was really wowed by the first two movies in the trilogy. Shyamalan always does an excellent job of developing the characters and his exposition is the best in the business. Just by inserting a well placed piece of dialog or one small scene can reveal volumes about the character.
What do you do when your 3 lead characters, with giant personalities, have already had their own movie, and now they’ll share the screen for a final showdown. That was done well in the Marvel Universe, but fell a little short in Glass. Honestly, I wanted more Beast and less Glass. Watching McAvoy change personalities was wonderful. How could you ever be bored watching a one man show with 23 different characters?
There was so much exposition packed into this movie that at times I was a little frustrated. The dialog was very good with no wasted words or protracted gibberish. The plot was obvious thanks to the 95 or so trailers that hit the media a few weeks ago, but still managed to throw in a few surprises and twists.
The ending left me totally unsatisfied; I expected one of those scenes that leaves your jaw on the floor, and your knees weak, but all I felt was a bit confused, and one big WTF.
About The Peetimes: This was a very difficult movie for Peetimes. The action and suspense was just about non-stop and every scene led into another equally important plot development. I recommend the 2nd Peetime because after that there’s no other opportunity to squeeze in a four minute break.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Glass. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG-13) for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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