Film critics and journalists have given mixed reactions to M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, “Glass.”
On Rotten Tomatoes, it garnered a 35 percent “fresh” rating. Viewers also gave “Glass” a lukewarm B Cinema Score.
Mindful of the unfavorable response from movie evaluators and the audience, “Glass” director M. Night Shyamalan expressed his goal of delivering “Glass” as an uncanny and mind-stimulating film.
He cited that he wanted the audience to think deeply about the film’s storyline.
The “Sixth Sense” filmmaker remarked that he desired to provide a definitive conclusion for “Glass.” For him as a storyteller, the ending is quite significant.
Shyamalan wanted the audience to understand that one of the characters wanted to communicate something, but was not carrying on with the act.
Although the film’s message was implied, the director presented the characters who dealt with their unfortunate fates as to have believed that they had extraordinary, superhero capabilities.
“Glass” showed considerable amounts of mood, conflicts, and drama through the effective performances of the actors.
It is the last movie in the trilogy about the derailment of the imaginary Eastrail #177 train, starting with the 2000 film, “Unbreakable” and was followed in 2016 by “Split.”
Presented with a superhero touch, “Glass” comprised the acting talents and the main characters from the past two films.
Bruce Willis played the character of David Dunn, a security guard that possesses superhuman abilities and a sixth sense about criminals.
He comes across Samuel L. Jackson’s intelligent character, Elijah Price or Mr. Glass, and former zoo worker, Kevin Wendell Crumb, which was portrayed by James McAvoy.
In the movie, Crumb has multiple personalities among of which is the vicious murderer, the Beast.
The trio is confined in a psychiatric institution under the supervision of the good-natured, Dr. Ellie Staple, which was played by Sarah Paulson.
Outside the premises of the psychiatric hospital, the three main characters met their final fates with Crumb decimating Price.
An unknown villainous group annihilates Crumb and Dunn. Meanwhile, the mother of Price was able to provide video footage of the struggle between Dunn and Crumb.
Shyamalan informed that he wanted the “Glass” audience to feel hanging in anticipation like in his other works.
With an estimated $20-million budget which financed by Shyamalan himself, “Glass” topped the box office on Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.
It debuted as the fifth number one film for the filmmaker, raking in $40.6 million in ticket sales nationwide and $48.5 million from international cinemas.