3 STARS OUT OF 4 2 hours 9 minutes
PLOT:“Unbreakable” hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has adapted to life as a vigilante superhero, but he faces his greatest challenge in the form of a killer with multiple personalities (James McAvoy). Ultimately, hero and villain come face to face with another key character from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero universe: Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson).
SCOOP:For fans of “Unbreakable” and “Split” – the predecessors to this movie – “Glass” is a must-see. Although not as well-crafted as either of the earlier pictures, it completes the arc of the main characters. “Glass” also has a decent Shyamalan twist and offers a fascinating take on superhero lore. Just as those who loved the first two films will want to see “Glass,” those who didn’t like them can safely stay away.
Bruce Willis – David Dunn
James McAvoy – Multiple Personalities
Samuel L. Jackson – Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Sarah Paulson – Ellie Staple
Anya Taylor-Joy – Casey Cooke
Spencer Treat Clark – Joseph Dunn
DIRECTOR:M. Knight Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” “After Earth”)
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