Blu-ray Review: M.Night Shyamalan Concludes The Eastrail 177 Trilogy With GLASS - Movies In Focus
Concluding the trilogy he started back in 2000 with Unbreakable, M.Night Shyamalan’s Glass was a success at the box office, banking $111 million at the US and $247 million globally – a good number considering the film’s modest $20 million budget. It’s a movie where greatness and silliness collide and you might often have both in the same scene. M.Night Shyamalan’s films are often incredibly divisive and it’s likely that Glass will be his most divisive yet. The converging of Unbreakable and Split sees Shyamalan working to all his strengths as a filmmaker – and his weaknesses. The film opens 19 years after Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis’ David Dunn (now known as The Overseer) continuing his vigilante campaign on the streets of Philadelphia. He’s aided by his now adult son (Spencer Treat Clark) and the duo are tracking James McAvoy’s The Beast, who continues to kidnap and kill teenage girls. After a showdown, The Overseer and The Beast are captured by Sarah Paulson’s mysterious Doctor Staple. Staple’s specialty is treating people with an ever-growing disorder – the belief that they’re superheroes. Also an inmate at the institution is Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price (aka Mr Glass), the criminal mastermind who [...]