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Glass (English) – Movie Review

Bruce Willis I James McAvoy I Samuel Jackson

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Release Date:    17 January 2019 (UAE)
Cast:                   Bruce Willis I James McAvoy I Samuel Jackson
Direction:           M. Night Shyamalan
Genre:                Sci-fi

Language:         English (Sub Tittle Arabic)
Duration:           130 min

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The film reflects on human nature, the struggle between good and evil, all of it coated with that supernatural tone so specific to Shyamalan. The narrative begins on the trajectory set in Split where Kevin (James McAvoy), a psychopath with multiple distinct personalities, collectively known as The Horde, is on a killing spree. One of his personalities that encourages him to kill, is The Beast.David Dunn (Bruce Willis) the Security Guard in Unbreakable is now a wanted-vigilante, who is assisted by his son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark). He is methodically tracking the serial killer, who happens to be The Beast.For those not initiated into Shyamalan’s universe, this film is named after the character Samuel L Jackson originated in Unbreakable — the brittle-boned Elijah Price, aka Mr Glass who contended that comic books were not disposable fantasies for adolescents but “an ancient way of passing on history”.Now, years later he is confined to his wheelchair in a psychiatric hospital where he has been imprisoned and heavily sedated. But it is only near the mid-point that Mr. Glass makes his presence felt.David Dunn (Bruce Willis) the Security Guard in Unbreakable is now a wanted-vigilante, who is assisted by his son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark). He is methodically tracking the serial killer, who happens to be The Beast.But soon, before things go out of control, the police capture The Beast and David and take them to the psychiatric hospital where Price has been imprisoned. Here the three of them are subjects of Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) a shrink specialising in patients who believe they are superheroes. How she convinces the trio that their feats all have rational explanations, forms the crux of the tale.

On the performance front, the three actors perfectly camouflaged in their characters give a feeling of deja vu, but nevertheless, as usual James McAvoy steals the show with his astonishing chameleon-like performance. Despite suspense and tension built into this dramatic thriller, there is something seriously missing in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest Glass, and that something is the power-of-convincing.

Source: News18

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