M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Glass, hits theaters soon, and before its release, comments began to appear online. The film is receiving a mixed reaction from critics.
Michael Rougeau of GameSpot said in his analysis that Glass has elements that fans will like, but overall the film focuses a lot on "all the wrong things."
"Like most of Shyamalan's films, Glass is well directed and scored, and there are moments of brilliance and tension everywhere," wrote Rougeau. "But when the turnaround is literally that the climax will not really be as exciting as you were led to believe, it's impossible not to be disappointed."
Glass brings together characters from previous Shyamalan, Unbreakable and Split films. It was confirmed at the end of Split that it is in the same Unbreakable universe.
You can see a summary of Glass reviews below, while more information on the critical reception of the movie can be found on the GameSpot partner site, Metacritic.
- Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
- Written by: M. Night Shyamalan
- Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson and Anya Taylor-Joy
- Release date of: January 18 (United States)
"Glass is not the film it should have been. There are clues to this before the film turns left and spend the rest of your stay focusing on all the wrong things. Like most Shyamalan films, Glass is well directed and tagged. , and there are moments of glow and tension everywhere.but when the turnaround is literally that the climax will not really be as exciting as you were led to believe, it's impossible not to be disappointed. " – Michael Rougeau [Full review]
M. Night Shyamalan is a talented artist, but like most characters in the Glass series, he seems to have multiple identities, both good and bad, and you never know which one will appear. In Glass's case, it's the last. When Unbreakable left, it seemed truly revolutionary. Given the visual and intellectual sophistication in the superhero movies that Hollywood now produces in a regular clip, Glass simply does not cut. " Matt Singer [Full review]
The Hollywood Reporter
"Is Glass the least satisfying chapter of an often pleasing and conceptually intriguing trilogy? Or is it an attempt to launch a broader Shyamalaniverse, in which ordinary men and women throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs will discover their own inspiring skills? the latter most likely. Here's hoping the former is the case. " – John DeFore [Full review]
"It's nice to see Shyamalan back (to some degree) in the way, as he has regained his basic mojo as a spinner of yarns, but Glass occupies us without haunting us, it is busier than it is exciting or exciting. " – Owen Gleiberman [Full review]
"If Unbreakable and Split are some of the strongest work in Shyamalan's filmography, Glass occupies a place in the middle between those and the titles that have turned off so many moviegoers, but do not count on Shyamalan yet. fight scenes – which show a filmmaker still pushing his ship to bring something new to his viewers. "He did not surprise us." – Monica Castillo [Full review]