Runtime: 2hr 9 min
After Credits Scene: Nope
Disclaimer: I highly recommend watching Unbreakable and Split before seeing this one as there is quite a bit of important back story!
The third in the Unbreakable series by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is the connecting movie between three films exploring a world where superheroes begin to realize their powers exist in our normal world. Glass takes place only a few weeks after the events of Split. David Dunn is already on the hunt for The Horde, and these two are being hunted by someone else.
All the original actors reprise their roles. A real bonus was that they were able to bring back the actor who played David’s son in the 2000 film, Spencer Treat Clark, all grown up! There are a few nods to Unbreakable in this film, like Shyamalan’s cameo character. They did a good job of connecting it all in random ways that I found really entertaining. We get to venture into a comic book store (which is a central theme of this series) and there is even a mention of comic cons in a way that will make you chuckle.
Overall, I enjoyed the film. It seemed a bit drawn out at times, as I think many Shyamalan stories tend to do but there is plenty of humor throughout to break it up. I was hoping for a more climactic fight scene, but the end of the film is quite a twist and leaves it open for more films or it could be the end of it, only time will tell!
Is this a film to see in the theater? I’m torn, but I’d say no. Even though I did enjoy it, I would rather have kept my $16 and rented it for $5.
Review by Marisa Winterbottom- Head Movie Nerd- Uncanny Nerd