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Peter T Chattaway

Glass (sequel to Unbreakable + Split)

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Links to our threads on M. Night Shyamalan in general and Split (2016) in particular. We don't seem to have a thread dedicated to Unbreakable (2000).

Links to our threads on other Shyamalan films The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008), The Last Airbender (2010), Devil (2010), After Earth (2013), Wayward Pines (2015) and The Visit (2015). We don't seem to have threads on Praying with Anger (1992), Wide Awake (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999) or Signs (2002).

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M. Night Shyamalan Unveils ‘Split’/’Unbreakable’ Sequel Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
M. Night Shyamalan has unveiled a sequel to his films “Split” and “Unbreakable,” called “Glass,” which will conclude the movie trilogy.
The horror-thriller stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are producing “Glass,” which hits theaters on Jan. 18, 2019.
Shyamalan announced the news on Wednesday in a series of tweets. . . .
“Glass” will follow the conclusion of “Split” with Dunn pursuing McAvoy’s The Beast in “a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.” . . .
Variety, April 26

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My indifferent review


Most of the advance audience I saw Glass with stayed through the credits in the expectation that there would be some twist or teaser that would, Venom-like, get them more excited for the next installment than they were for the movie they just saw. There was none. I can't say that I was disappointed to leave the theater without a promise of another installment on the way. The fact that I wasn't sure whether or not there might be, though, illustrates that Glass was not a successful culmination of the previous story arcs so much as an unsuccessful retell them. It's the most needless sequel I've seen since Hannibal.


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Definite disappointment. Bits of it reminded me of Jumper (specifically, of changes that the Jumper movie made from the Jumper book), and not in a good way. Actually, come to think of it, bits of it reminded me of Reflex, the novel that was written as a sequel to the original Jumper, too.

I am curious as to what the Young Critics -- critics who were barely out of diapers, if that, when Unbreakable came out -- make of this film, as some of them seem to have become big M. Night Shyamalan apologists in recent years (certainly around the time that Split came out).

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