Glass Shatters Minds at the Theater

Familiar characters and an unexpected ending complete the Unbreakable Trilogy

The movie Glass was released on January 18th, starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis.

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The movie Glass was released on January 18th, starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis.

Madi Thornton, Reporter

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Glass, directed by  M. Night Shyamalan is the newest addition to the Unbreakable trilogy. The first movie, Unbreakable, was released in 2000 starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Because of such success with Unbreakable, Shyamalan produced the sequel Split, released in 2017, starring James McAvoy with Bruce Willis in a cameo at the end of the movie. Split was marketed as a standalone psychological horror film, with Bruce Willis’s cameo at the end making a stealthy connection.

Glass, which was released in 2019, combines  Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy’s characters in a thrilling adventure.

In the film, Elijah Glass (played by Samuel L. Jackson) is diagnosed with  Type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease which causes bones to be brittle. He is a comic book store owner, and superhero enthusiast. Because of his illness being so extreme he believes there is another person with the opposite extreme.

David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis) is that opposite. David and Elijah work together to hone David’s strength, and to improve on his extrasensory  powers. At the end of the movie David finds out overbearing information about Elijah and commits him to a mental institution.

Shyamalan released a standalone sequel titled Split in 2017, the second film in the Easttrail 177 Trilogy. Split is a psychological horror about Kevin Wendell Crumb (played by James McAvoy), a man who has dissociative identity disorder.

This thriller starts with one of Kevin’s many personalities kidnapping three girls. Throughout the film the three girls work together to try to breakout and overcome “The Beast”, a very powerful identity of Kevins. The film seems to be a standalone until the final scene, where the news is describing Kevin, and someone mentions “Mr. Glass”.

After the cameo in the end of Split, I watched the first movie Unbreakable. The plots were very different from each other but still showed the superhuman connection.

This month, Shyamalan released the final movie in the East Trail 177 Trilogy, Glass. In this film David Dunn, Elijah, and Kevin all meet in a mental institute. Many tests are run on the three of them, and David and Kevin are tricked into believing they are normal beings.

The actors played the roles of the characters very believably, with the audience already having a connection to each of them. I wish there would have been a bit more recap of each of their lives, with Elijah and David’s characters not having an appearance in nineteen years.

With Elijah’s help, all three break out and begin an attempt to show the world what they really are capable of.

The story line was a bit confusing, with many main points only being hinted at until the end. Shyamalan seems to do this in many of his physiological horror movies, which hooks the viewer in until the very end.

The plot happens very fast with hidden twists that could leave it open for another movie. Overall, I would recommend the movie to anyone how has already seen the previous two, or someone looking for an emotional, psychological movie.