Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 2hr 9m
One could say the superhero film market is a little oversaturated, so Glass is a most welcome, fresh take on the genre. And with M. Night Shyamalan at the helm, it’s a tale of mass murder and split personalities.
Glass is the third film in Shyamalan’s ‘Eastrail 177’ Trilogy, following on from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). Returning from the latter film is Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), who has split personality disorder to a very disturbing degree; something that McAvoy clearly relished playing, in a particularly creepy performance. Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, a security guard with superhuman strength, and the ability to see the crimes people have committed by touching them. And Samuel L. Jackson is the film’s namesake, Mr. Glass — the brittle-boned comic book theorist, who is also a mass murderer with superhuman intelligence.
A fantastic addition to the cast is Sarah Paulson, a doctor who attempts to provide therapy to the men, perceiving their problems as delusions of grandeur. But as dark secrets emerge that hold the three of them together, was putting them in a room a grave mistake?