“Glass” expectations not fulfilled


As a huge fan of the movie “Split,” I have been looking forward to the somewhat sequel “Glass” for months. However, I became quite disappointed as the movie progressed.

“Glass” is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who also directed the movie, “Unbreakable.” Shyamalan brought the main characters from two movies he previously directed, Kevin Crumb, played by James McAvoy, and David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, and created an unsuccessful mashup, in my opinion.

“Glass” mostly takes place in The Raven Hill Memorial Psychiatric Hospital. Two main characters are both held in the same psych ward by their new doctor, Dr. Ellie Staple played by Sarah Paulson.

In this ward, they encounter Mr. Glass, played by Samuel L. Jackson, another psych patient that has been contained for decades.

Kevin Crumb, a mentally ill patient suffering from uncontrollable Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and David Dunn, the survivor of a train crash who inherited super-human abilities, are believed to be “superheroes” by Mr. Glass. Throughout the movie, Dr. Ellie Staple is determined to make all three patients, Mr. Glass, Kevin Crumb, and David Dunn, believe that superhuman powers do   not exist.

However, the scenes in the psychiatric hospital are too dugout and the same statements about the three psych patients are steadily repeated.

Seventy-five percent of “Glass” is Dr. Ellie Staple constantly trying to prove her point to the patients and their loved ones.

The other 25 percent consist of Kevin Crumb constantly changing into his various personalities and particularly turning into his vicious, man-eating personality, the Beast.

Yet in this movie, Crumb gained more personalities and turns into his superhuman personality more often than the character did in his first movie, “Split.” This was a disappointment to me. Somehow the characters Kevin Crumb and David Dunn become rivals and strongly dislike each other throughout the movie.

As the movie reaches its end, the characters show their true colors and powers. However, to my surprise, Dr. Ellie Staple also proves to be a different character than I originally thought.

When this somewhat plot twist occurs, the movie becomes confusing. Shyamalan also attempts to make all the characters connect which also becomes very random and confusing.

M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, “Split,” is one of my favorite movies, but I will not watch “Glass” again.