Director M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is all set to hit theaters next week. It is the final installment of the “Eastrail 177” trilogy that began with 2000’s Unbreakable and continued through 2017’s Split.
The early reviews for Glass started making rounds on social media soon after the film’s official premiere took place on Tuesday night. With 28 reviews submitted, the film currently sits at a 39 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
Glass’s disappointing Rotten Tomatoes score isn’t what fans were expecting. According to the critic consensus, the film’s poor score can be attributed to a lack of proper execution. As per one of the reviews, the Split sequel, which also has an Unbreakable topping, is weaker than either of the two films as it is drawn-out and disjointed, with disparate plot threads.
Eric Francisco from Inverse thinks the film would have been far better had it been made at a different point in Shyamalan’s career.
“Glass would have been brilliant just after Unbreakable when there were Marvel Knights on stands and Smallville and Heroes were the only superhero shows on TV,” the Inverse reporter noted in his review. “Instead, the movie exists in 2019 as a confusing mess that’s never sure whether to subvert or become a genuine entry in the now-familiar genre it’s desperate to deconstruct. Worst of all, the movie undoes all the good work Shyamalan established in Unbreakable so many years ago.”
The Wrap’s Monica Castillo claims that Glass is heavily indebted to its predecessors that much of the emotional impact gets lost especially for those who haven’t watched the previous two films.
While the early reviews for Glass are not going in favor of the film, the scenario might possibly change once the film reaches to the audiences in theaters. The film starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard will release on January 18, 2019.
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