M. Night Shyamalan
Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy
Why We're Watching
There is almost too much to say about Glass. The backstory of this movie is nearly as layered as the movie itself. After seventeen long years, Bruce Willis’ character from the superhero thriller Unbreakable resurfaced at the end of 2017’s horror film Split, which, at the time, was an interesting and neat tie-in. Only after seeing the trailer for Glass are we now fully aware of director M. Night Shyamalan’s ambitions – a trilogy deconstructing the superhero genre and a very meta examination between this genre in 2000 and where it is today. Whereas the first two films in this trilogy explored the stories of David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Kevin Crumb (James McAvoy), Glass will finally focus on Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who has a twisted, cerebral background just like the other two “superheroes." The claustrophobic, fiendish tone and intense, fevered performances indicate we are in store for the other side of the genre’s coin. Anxiety will be high as we wait for the final installment of the trilogy we didn’t even know we were wrapped up in until now.